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Old Apr 5, 12, 4:56 pm   #1
 
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Google Flights / Expedia had lower fare than ITA

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This may be relevant to those who use ITA to price out mileage runs.

A friend of my was looking for a LAX->TPE RT flight. I recommended that he price it out on ITA, which came out to $1017 on UA (layover in NRT). The new United search did not list ANA flights, but if I search a multi city with stop in NRT I can select code share on NRT for LAX to NRT, but still UA for NRT to TPE. The price is the same.

However, on Google Flights it listed $1004 on NH (layer in NRT). This same set of flights on ITA was at $1108 or so on NH (layover in NRT).

I then checked ANA's website and the lowest fare was $1182!! ... I thought. We couldn't find the $1004 fare at first but eventually found it on Expedia - now priced and confirmed at $1003.xx booked in K from LAX to NRT and S from NRT to TPE. On ANA the lowest fare is all in L.

The key is I don't see this fare on ITA, but nor do I really know how to use it. If I a search with routing limited to K from LAX to NRT and S from NRT to TPE it may show up.
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Old Apr 5, 12, 6:25 pm   #2
 
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Sadly, while I still use ITA. I now always check somewhere else also. On my last trip to Europe, I sent my TA a creative routing found on ITA that was the lowest price and all on *A. She replied, why not just take the LH flights that are $300 cheaper and quicker. Sure enough, pretty much every other site showed the simple LH itin, but ITA didn't. First time I can remember the TA finding better flights than me...
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Old Apr 5, 12, 7:05 pm   #3
 
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However, on Google Flights it listed $1004 on NH (layer in NRT). This same set of flights on ITA was at $1108 or so on NH (layover in NRT).

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Google Flights does international now?! Last time I tried I got a message that stated it only did domestic US.
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Old Apr 5, 12, 7:30 pm   #4
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You have to originate from the US, and it does not yet include all international destinations.
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Old Apr 5, 12, 8:05 pm   #5
 
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Nice to see you here Scott!
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Old Jul 19, 12, 8:15 pm   #6
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You have to originate from the US, and it does not yet include all international destinations.
Now happily includes YYZ at least, so perhaps all North America or more!
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