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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 #135 on: May 08, 2013, 02:27:50 PM »
Hello,

How do i go about searching for a round trip where i want to drop the last leg of the flight.

For ex. i want YUL-TLV-YUL-XXX the last leg can be any airport in the US or Canada provide i connect in YUL First,

I already know how to search one way using the advanced routing codes, but can't figure for round trip
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #136 on: May 08, 2013, 03:18:32 PM »
Hello,

How do i go about searching for a round trip where i want to drop the last leg of the flight.

For ex. i want YUL-TLV-YUL-XXX the last leg can be any airport in the US or Canada provide i connect in YUL First,

I already know how to search one way using the advanced routing codes, but can't figure for round trip

search using multi city.

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #137 on: May 08, 2013, 03:24:32 PM »
search using multi city.

Wow didn't recognize i'm so dumb :( somehow it still shows me no flights found
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #138 on: May 19, 2013, 05:31:30 PM »
Code lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.

http://matrix1.itasoftware.com/cvg/dispatch/guest

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.

I tried doing this 20 times, I dont see CLE to be the only stop before the throw away flight, please help

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #139 on: May 20, 2013, 07:57:27 AM »
I tried doing this 20 times, I dont see CLE to be the only stop before the throw away flight, please help

Not chapping very shnell, are we? ;)

Try adding X:CLE to force a stop in Cleveland.

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #140 on: May 20, 2013, 11:47:15 AM »
Can anyone help me search a ticket nyc - lhr 5/22 - 5/26 or 27?

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #142 on: May 20, 2013, 11:55:09 AM »
Not chapping very shnell, are we? ;)

Try adding X:CLE to force a stop in Cleveland.

Moshe, PLEASE can you help me & show me a screenshot of your ITA screen? Any possibility? I am still new to this & am willing to learn..

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #143 on: May 20, 2013, 12:06:28 PM »
Moshe, PLEASE can you help me & show me a screenshot of your ITA screen? Any possibility? I am still new to this & am willing to learn..

See below. (The destination box is what you get when you choose "Find airports near Cleveland, OH, within 300 mi", select all, then uncheck CLE.)

On 5/28, for example, the query shown yields EWR-CLE-ERI for $158, whereas EWR-CLE is $415.

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #144 on: May 20, 2013, 12:34:32 PM »
OK, I see.. Thank you very much.. Learned something new today.. "X:CLE" means "must stop in Cleveland" I figure...

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #145 on: May 20, 2013, 12:37:47 PM »
See below. (The destination box is what you get when you choose "Find airports near Cleveland, OH, within 300 mi", select all, then uncheck CLE.)

On 5/28, for example, the query shown yields EWR-CLE-ERI for $158, whereas EWR-CLE is $415.
This picture just cleared up the confusion i have had trying to book like this.

Thanks.
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #146 on: May 20, 2013, 12:39:07 PM »
You guys are welcome. I'm happy to help. :)

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #147 on: May 20, 2013, 12:41:36 PM »
OK, I see.. Thank you very much.. Learned something new today.. "X:CLE" means "must stop in Cleveland" I figure...
The X: is optional.  You can also just write CLE

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #148 on: May 22, 2013, 09:30:19 AM »
See below. (The destination box is what you get when you choose "Find airports near Cleveland, OH, within 300 mi", select all, then uncheck CLE.)

On 5/28, for example, the query shown yields EWR-CLE-ERI for $158, whereas EWR-CLE is $415.
When entering a search like this, how long should it take to generate the pricing?

Mine has been loading >2 minutes, is that normal?
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #149 on: November 27, 2013, 12:57:49 AM »
Hi,
Having trouble with routes AVL to LAX; I put in x:LAX to force a stop and chose destination airports 100 miles away, then 500 miles away (unchecked LAX then cut/paste into destination) and it says "no flights found". Then I tried for ex AVL SBA without using x:LAX and it found a flight with a stop at LAX. But when I tried to add x:lax, it said no fares found. This does not make sense.
I must be doing it wrong.
Thx