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Old Jul 1, 12, 12:36 pm   #1
 
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ITA Matrix price difference with aa.com? S vs O class

In my limited use I've not seen Matrix/ITA price out differently than AA.com that often however looking at a number of flights today from DFW to different European cities I'm seeing aa.com pricing at >10% on the same flights returned on Matrix queries. It looks to me like Matrix is returning BA codeshare flights in O class but aa.com always books those segment into S class. Any insight or workaround for this?

Example: AA is $1,103,80 USB and Matrix shows $868.80 USD

DFW-LHR Nov 9 AA 78 (O class)
LHR-BRU Nov 10 AA 6457 (BA codeshare S class on aa.com and O class on ITA)
BRU-JFK Nov 11 AA 171 (O class)
JFK-DFW Nov 11 AA 2033 (O class)
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Old Jul 2, 12, 12:33 am   #2
 
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Noticed something similar when checking fares for SFO-MIA. ITA gives amuch lower fare than aa . com
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Old Jul 2, 12, 12:52 am   #3
 
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That is interesting. It seems aa.com prefers to select the non-codeshare higher class fare than the lower class codeshare fare. Incidentally, I tried it on hipmunk as DFW-BRU, BRU-JFK, JFK-DFW and it priced it as $1200 then sent me to orbitz to book it where it came up as $868, the same as ITA.
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Old Jul 3, 12, 11:13 pm   #4
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You could try booking it via britishairways.com ?
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Old Jul 5, 12, 11:12 am   #5
 
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Pardon my ignorance but what is ITA?
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Old Jul 5, 12, 11:19 am   #6
 
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Pardon my ignorance but what is ITA?
http://matrix.itasoftware.com/
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Old Jul 9, 12, 12:01 am   #7
 
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Thanks for the link
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Old Jul 15, 12, 7:44 am   #8
 
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So ITA is the best place to find fares?

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