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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.
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #120 on: June 28, 2011, 03:40:32 PM »
How do i look for specific fare class on specific airlines like y class on aa

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #122 on: August 13, 2012, 12:10:20 PM »
So I just tried this out (thanks Dan for the directions) and the price that came up was lower than the price shown on AA's website. If i call on the phone and give AA the exact fare code, will that work? Has anyone ever tried it?

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #123 on: August 13, 2012, 12:21:22 PM »
So I just tried this out (thanks Dan for the directions) and the price that came up was lower than the price shown on AA's website. If i call on the phone and give AA the exact fare code, will that work? Has anyone ever tried it?
Wow I never knew this thread existed. Thanks.
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #124 on: August 13, 2012, 12:28:47 PM »
Wow I never knew this thread existed. Thanks.
Time to start reading up!

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #125 on: August 13, 2012, 01:18:25 PM »
So I just tried this out (thanks Dan for the directions) and the price that came up was lower than the price shown on AA's website. If i call on the phone and give AA the exact fare code, will that work? Has anyone ever tried it?
Huh? Just book it on orbitz.
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #126 on: August 13, 2012, 03:40:51 PM »
Sorry for not being clear. ITA shows one price for a specific flight on a specific airline, and AA (and Obitz) show a higher price for the specific flight/airline

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« Reply #127 on: August 13, 2012, 04:28:53 PM »
Sorry for not being clear. ITA shows one price for a specific flight on a specific airline, and AA (and Obitz) show a higher price for the specific flight/airline
Please post details if you want help.
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #128 on: August 16, 2012, 10:37:07 AM »
look at the top flight http://matrix.itasoftware.com/view/flights?session=d054bb45-9287-47cd-83f2-cbf39ab467db
if you go to the AA website, the price is $207

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #129 on: August 16, 2012, 10:52:24 AM »

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Dirt cheap tickets from YYZ to MSP ALL YEAR LONG (non stop)
« Reply #130 on: August 20, 2012, 12:27:04 AM »
Well all those who do that will find non stop tickets run from 300 to 700 or so and with a stop maybe a bit cheaper.
Whats the trick to get it cheaper???
Very simple if you are flying WITHOUT CHECKED baggage you can get a non stop flight on Delta for as cheap
as $150 if purchased 2 weeks in advance and if less than 2 weeks a bit more maybe 200 or so.
Search on Delta or Orbitz flights going from YYZ - CHI (CHICAGO AIRPORTS) then since Delta has a hub in MSP
SOME not ALL but a good 2 or 3 every day will go from YYZ-MSP-CHI for only 150 or so and just get off the plane at
MSP. Due to security regulations you can't check your bag half way so its only if you are taking carry on baggage.
I hope it saves people money!
In general you can do this to and from alot of cities you just have to play around.
In the future I may put more travel cities which are usually expensive ways to fly for cheaper stay tuned!!

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #131 on: August 20, 2012, 01:07:09 AM »
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #132 on: August 20, 2012, 02:09:51 AM »
Due to security regulations you can't check your bag half way so its only if you are taking carry on baggage.
Unless you have medical issues and your medication is in the bag ;) Thanks for the advice!
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #133 on: August 22, 2012, 03:30:52 AM »
I found from CLE-LGA-BOS for $89 OW and return LGA-CLE-PIT for $66 on some days.
obviously avois is a better value but for someone that doesn't have avios and luggage this is a great option

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #134 on: August 29, 2012, 11:29:32 AM »
I was looking at some routes to LAX and I found this one (attached)
Who would ever do such a thing?  Why is it even an option?

Edit: picture not loading.  Its a route like this:
EWR-FLL(45 min layover) - JFK- LAX
« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 11:32:49 AM by Cbs »