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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!

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #105 on: February 28, 2011, 04:59:36 PM »
Airport file attached.

Really what you need though is to weed that out and just pick the 50 or so airports where LCCs fly to, the other airport will almost never be cheaper.

When i try to copy and paste the airports into the search, it only pastes the first airport

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #106 on: February 28, 2011, 05:03:27 PM »
When i try to copy and paste the airports into the search, it only pastes the first airport
Pastes them all for me just fine.
Control-A, Control-C, and Control-V.
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #107 on: February 28, 2011, 05:20:25 PM »
if you split the list to 2 it should work just fine and fast. it tends to get slow if you copy the entire list.

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #108 on: February 28, 2011, 08:41:42 PM »
When i try to copy and paste the airports into the search, it only pastes the first airport
me too. strange

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #109 on: March 01, 2011, 02:49:11 PM »
What is it a list for? All US airports?
Is it ever cheaper to do a Canada leg?
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #110 on: March 01, 2011, 02:57:51 PM »
I dont know why but iv'e seen some of the ITA pro's say it's better to search fewer at a time. so not sure how much this file is actually helping.

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #111 on: March 01, 2011, 03:28:38 PM »
When you search more, it misses stuff.

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #112 on: June 14, 2011, 04:48:44 PM »
is there any way to check on ita for a flight with a stopover of a certain amount of days?

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #113 on: June 14, 2011, 05:35:37 PM »
is there any way to check on ita for a flight with a stopover of a certain amount of days?
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #114 on: June 14, 2011, 06:37:35 PM »
Multi-city
lol, pretty bad miss.   thanks.

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #115 on: June 20, 2011, 06:17:03 PM »
There's lots of other useful codes if people want similar demonstrations.

Did this many times, (but never using Ita software) and have had much success!

Used it for DTW many times, with tickets to MKE, ORD, PIT, all on DL. 
DTW is notorious for having terrible o/w prices, so this works very well, especially last minute.

Anyone else have experience with DTW?

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #116 on: June 20, 2011, 06:27:07 PM »
Did this many times, (but never using Ita software) and have had much success!

Used it for DTW many times, with tickets to MKE, ORD, PIT, all on DL. 
DTW is notorious for having terrible o/w prices, so this works very well, especially last minute.

Anyone else have experience with DTW?

I booked a LGA-DTW-BUF for less than 25% of the LGA-DTW flight.
Mot only that, it was booked at the ticket counter in LGA. Luckily most airline employees are clueless about geography.
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #117 on: June 20, 2011, 06:33:19 PM »
I seem to find the most extreme cases with Delta.

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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #118 on: June 20, 2011, 06:45:22 PM »
I seem to find the most extreme cases with Delta.
That was my case
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Re: ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« Reply #119 on: June 20, 2011, 08:54:31 PM »
I seem to find the most extreme cases with Delta.
At least with Delta I managed to get some back, when looking for a DTW - NYC flight, all I was able to find was DTW-NYC-Porto Rico!! for $180, which was considered good, because it was last minute. Ultimately the DTW-NYC flight was delayed two hours. The next morning (in NYC) I checked my itinerary online, and saw that I missed the previous night's flight to Porto Rico, because of the delay. Instead they booked me on a morning flight. I called up and said that I have no interest in flying there anymore, and requested a refund. They were able to refund me $140!!!
That was a great ticket, last minute, direct flight, for $40 after taxes, on Delta...