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Old Mar 9, 13, 3:35 pm   #1
 
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ITA Matrix shows business class search shows economy fares...

Hi,

New user here, apologies if this has been discussed before.

I recently started using ITA Matrix for searching flights between Vienna to SE Asia. I am not sure it's working right because when I select a flight from Vienna to Manila for example in Sept or Oct 2013 with 20 days trip duration, the lowest fares return show economy fare tickets. Why would it do that if I chose business class or higher? Ironically when I select simple economy class, the search returns cheaper economy fares than the business or higher search... I don't understand, I thought the whole point of selecting cabin class was to find the lowest available business or first class fare on a given day or month...

Concrete example using ITA Business class or higher option: Sept 28 - Oct 19
- 1168 euros with 2 stops (fare code: S, X, B and S depending on the leg)

Concrete example using ITA Economy class option:
- 867 euros with 2 stops (fare codes L, N or S depending on the leg)

Can anyone help me out on this? I am planning my honeymoon for the Fall and would love to find a good deal on Business class.

Thanks so much in advance!

Will
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Old Mar 9, 13, 4:56 pm   #2
 
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When you select business class or higher, ITA Matrix will return results where at least one leg is available in business class.

To eliminate those results and get only itineraries with all legs in business class, just click on the "Advisory" column and unselect the "Preferred class unavailable" option.
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Old Mar 10, 13, 1:12 am   #3
 
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When you select business class or higher, ITA Matrix will return results where at least one leg is available in business class.

To eliminate those results and get only itineraries with all legs in business class, just click on the "Advisory" column and unselect the "Preferred class unavailable" option.
Thanks for the quick response.

I can't seem to find the Advisory column? Is it on the search page of ITA? Nevermind found it thanks

Also referring to my opening post, even when selecting biz class or higher most of the flights come back to all economy :/

Y up fares don't exist outside of North America correct?

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