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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #90 on: May 25, 2014, 11:16:17 AM »
Try looking for it on the airline's own website. If they don't have what you see on Matrix, it's probably phantom.

ITA and most OTA's uses a cached system and they are not pulling live inventory. Airlines website is best bet or call a travel agent with the information and he or she can pull that up for you and tell you if it exists or not.
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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #91 on: May 25, 2014, 03:11:43 PM »
I keep on getting this error, whats behind it?

"The search failed with Exceeded Boombox request quota."
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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #92 on: May 25, 2014, 03:12:23 PM »
I keep on getting this error, whats behind it?

"The search failed with Exceeded Boombox request quota."
Weird. I just got that a couple of times as well.

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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #93 on: May 25, 2014, 03:58:58 PM »
I keep on getting this error, whats behind it?

"The search failed with Exceeded Boombox request quota."
Keep getting these errors.

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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #94 on: May 29, 2014, 01:56:22 PM »
Keep getting these errors.
Getting more of these errors today.

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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #95 on: June 17, 2014, 08:08:56 PM »
ITA became a nightmare.
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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #97 on: June 17, 2014, 10:10:50 PM »
ITA became a nightmare.

As an agent I use it. It's great at finding itineraries that are operated on multiple carriers and can be issued on one ticket.
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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #98 on: June 17, 2014, 10:30:27 PM »
It's great when it works but it's throwing up a ton of errors recently.

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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #99 on: June 17, 2014, 10:32:32 PM »
It's great when it works but it's throwing up a ton of errors recently.
Yup, that's what I meant. It's indeed a great tool.
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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #100 on: June 18, 2014, 10:10:34 AM »
It's great when it works but it's throwing up a ton of errors recently.

Absolutely, but I find Orbitz prone to the same problem. They are using cached availability or fare basis codes that in the rules restrict the fare. I have tried issuing tickets via manual pricing with a fare basis code qualifier that they provided, did not work. However, sometimes I have saved people over $700 on fares because I took a look at ITA.

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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #101 on: June 18, 2014, 10:54:16 AM »
Absolutely, but I find Orbitz prone to the same problem. They are using cached availability or fare basis codes that in the rules restrict the fare. I have tried issuing tickets via manual pricing with a fare basis code qualifier that they provided, did not work. However, sometimes I have saved people over $700 on fares because I took a look at ITA.
The cached availability issue was always there. I'm referring to server issues and "exceeded boombox request" and other random errors that have been showing up on ITA with increasing frequency in the last few weeks or so. There were very rare more than a month ago. Read up thread for other reports.

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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #102 on: August 14, 2015, 11:15:32 AM »
Got these results on ITA. I have no clue how it makes sense and how to book it. Anyone have any insights?

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Tel Aviv (TLV) to New York (JFK) - Wed, Sep 9

  El Al 317     Dep: 5:15PM     Arr: 8:45PM     5h 30m  Boeing 777      Coach (W)
                        Layover in LHR          19h 20m
  Virgin Atlantic 9     Dep: 4:05PM     Arr: 6:50PM     7h 45m  Boeing 747      Coach (O)

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New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv (TLV) - Mon, Oct 12

  Virgin Atlantic 4     Dep: 6:30PM     Arr: 6:45AM     7h 15m  Airbus A340     Coach (O)
                        Layover in LHR  Tue, Oct 13     15h 45m
  El Al 318     Dep: 10:30PM    Arr: 5:20AM     4h 50m  Boeing 777      Coach (W)


FARE AND BOOKING DETAILS

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Fare 1: Carrier VS OLRILUS TLV to NYC                                   $154.50
                Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code W, O
                Covers TLV-LHR (Economy), LHR-JFK (Economy)

Fare 2: Carrier VS OLRILUS NYC to TLV                                   $154.50
                Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code O, W
                Covers JFK-LHR (Economy), LHR-TLV (Economy)

USDA APHIS Fee (XA)                             $5.00
US Immigration Fee (XY)                         $7.00
US Customs Fee (YC)                             $5.50
United Kingdom Passenger Service Charge (UB)                            $98.80
VS YQ surcharge (YQ)                            $266.00
VS YQ surcharge (YQ)                            $8.00
US International Arrival Tax (US)                               $17.70
Israel IL (IL)                          $26.36
Israeli Security Charge (AP)                            $16.00
US International Departure Tax (US)                             $17.70
US September 11th Security Fee (AY)                             $5.60
US Passenger Facility Charge (XF)                               $4.50

Subtotal per passenger                          $787.16
Number of passengers                            x1

Total airfare & taxes                           $787.16

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Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents)

TLV LY X/LON VS NYC 154.50OLRILUS VS X/LON LY TLV 154.50OLRILUS NUC 309.00 END ROE 1.00 XT 16.00AP 26.36IL 98.80UB 5.50YC 7.00XY 5.00XA 35.40US 5.60AY 274.00YQ 4.50XF JFK4.50
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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #103 on: August 14, 2015, 01:00:36 PM »
If it doesn't show up on Kayak/Priceline, very likely that it's a fake fare. It happens often with Elal.

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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #104 on: August 14, 2015, 01:06:24 PM »
If it doesn't show up on Kayak/Priceline, very likely that it's a fake fare. It happens often with Elal.
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