Topic Wiki

Hidden-City Ticketing.

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

Using

Searching a one-way from LGA-CLE on 07/06 comes up $500 for a nonstop.
To find a hidden-city ticket:
Search for a one-way from LGA::CLE and then going to CLE and cities within 300 miles and it will come up with the same non-stop flight (along with a throw-away leg to PIT) for $140.
Just don't do it too often and don't check luggage!

There's lots of other useful codes if people want similar demonstrations.
« Last edited by elikay on September 13, 2014, 09:48:55 PM »

Author Topic: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.  (Read 35761 times)

Offline ash

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 820
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2010, 01:25:31 PM »
thanks for the info

Offline youG

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 673
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2010, 06:11:14 PM »
If it comes up on it's why not just book it? If it's mire expensive how do you know orbitz price mistake on it?

Offline aussiebochur

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 5321
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
    • View Profile
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2010, 08:07:40 PM »
If it comes up on it's why not just book it? If it's mire expensive how do you know orbitz price mistake on it?
You can't book on ITA, it only shows availability.

Offline Devorah

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 1231
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2010, 01:50:05 AM »
They appear to have switched to Matrix 2.  Can you still search for hidden city?

Offline aussiebochur

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 5321
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
    • View Profile
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2010, 01:52:35 AM »
They appear to have switched to Matrix 2.  Can you still search for hidden city?

The hidden city prices come from the way the airline price their tickets.
ITA searches what you feed it so itll still work.

Offline Mikeoracle

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 1888
  • Total likes: 15
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: NJ
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2010, 08:30:23 AM »
They appear to have switched to Matrix 2.  Can you still search for hidden city?
In case you want to use the classic matrix, here is the link. (its still active)
http://matrix1.itasoftware.com/cvg/dispatch

Offline Yordai Dooma

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 4158
  • Total likes: 32
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA LT Platinum, SPG gold, Hyatt Globalist, IHG Platinum Ambassador, Hilton Gold, Marriott Gold, Hertz PC, National EE,
Re: Hidden City Ticketing
« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2010, 08:08:48 PM »
Deleted. Found what i was looking for.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2010, 08:26:04 PM by David »

Offline lelee

  • Dansdeals Bronze Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 34
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
searching for a specific fareclass
« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2010, 01:04:31 AM »
Is it possible to search ITA for a specific fare class for an airline ?

I am interested in looking up a Z (disc upgradable business)  LAX-FRA fare on LH in Z class so I can use my LH cert to upgrade to First Class.

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 53612
  • Total likes: 2412
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16441
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2010, 12:36:05 PM »
Here's the code to search for a one-way LAX-FRA:

LAX:: /f bc=Z
FRA

And for the round-trip:
LAX:: /f bc=Z
FRA:: /f bc=Z
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline Yordai Dooma

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 4158
  • Total likes: 32
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA LT Platinum, SPG gold, Hyatt Globalist, IHG Platinum Ambassador, Hilton Gold, Marriott Gold, Hertz PC, National EE,
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2010, 07:07:51 PM »
Does hidden city ticketing work when flying to/from canada? Such as YYZ-ORD-MKE and get off in ORD? Would someone have a problem with customs or anything?
What about ORD-YYZ-YXU and get off in YYZ?


Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 53612
  • Total likes: 2412
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16441
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #55 on: September 20, 2010, 07:20:32 PM »
Does hidden city ticketing work when flying to/from canada? Such as YYZ-ORD-MKE and get off in ORD? Would someone have a problem with customs or anything?
What about ORD-YYZ-YXU and get off in YYZ?


You clear customs in YYZ.
I don't see why Canada would pose a problem as long as you don't have luggage.  Note that at least earlier this year that the Canadian TSA were making everyone check even medium sized carry-ons.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline E

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 1490
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #56 on: September 22, 2010, 12:51:19 PM »
how can I purchase tickets that I found with a different sales city 

Offline aussiebochur

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 5321
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
    • View Profile
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #57 on: September 28, 2010, 08:41:26 PM »
Can't seem to get to the new site, only matrix1.itasoftware.com
Anyone else having the same issue?

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 53612
  • Total likes: 2412
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16441
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #58 on: September 28, 2010, 08:53:48 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline elikay

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 5304
  • Total likes: 8
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #59 on: November 04, 2010, 01:05:26 PM »
Any reason why kayak would give me better fare than ITA? (TLV-NYC)