How to book ITA trip

 
Old Oct 28, 10, 10:22 am
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How to book ITA trip

First post here so hello to everyone.

I found a flight through ITA matrix but when I go to the Continental website to book it (same exact flights and classes) I get a considerably higher price.
I also called CO but they cannot find this fare.
I tried expedia and orbitz too but nothing.

Is there some trick that I'm not aware of or it might just be that the ITA pricing is wrong?

Thank you for any help
Zummolo

The following are the ITA itinerary details:

Code:
ITINERARY

Milan (MXP) to Santo Domingo (SDQ) - Wed, Jan 12

 Continental 45        Dep: 10:15AM    Arr: 1:35PM     9h 20m    Boeing 767      Coach (L)       Lunch   Movie
                       Layover in EWR                  5h 15m

 Continental 707       Dep: 6:50PM     Arr: 11:48PM    3h 58m    Boeing 737      Coach (S)       Snack or Brunch Movie


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Santo Domingo (SDQ) to Milan (MXP) - Thu, Jan 27

 Continental 708       Dep: 6:20AM     Arr: 9:33AM     4h 13m    Boeing 737      Coach (S)       Snack or Brunch Movie
                       Layover in EWR                  9h 7m

 Continental 44        Dep: 6:40PM     Arr: 8:45AM     8h 5m     Boeing 767      Coach (L)       Dinner  Movie
                                       Fri, Jan 28

FARE AND BOOKING DETAILS

Provide this information to a travel agent to help them match the fares found.
Make sure to provide the exact booking and fare codes shown.


Fare 1: Carrier CO LLNNZIA MIL to EWR                                     93.49
        Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code L
        Covers MXP-EWR (Coach)

Fare 2: Carrier CO SA14BN EWR to SDQ                                     101.15
        Passenger type ADT, one-way fare, booking code S
        Covers EWR-SDQ (Coach)

Fare 3: Carrier CO SA14BN SDQ to EWR                                     101.15
        Passenger type ADT, one-way fare, booking code S
        Covers SDQ-EWR (Coach)

Fare 4: Carrier CO LLNNZIA EWR to MIL                                     93.49
        Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code L
        Covers EWR-MXP (Coach)
Italian Passenger Service Charge (MJ)                                      0.58
Italian Council City Tax (HB)                                              4.50
Italian Security Bag Charge (EX)                                           2.07
Italian Security Charge (VT)                                               1.81
Italian Embarkation Tax (IT)                                               7.62
US Customs Fee (YC)                                                        7.90
US Immigration Fee (XY)                                                   10.06
USDA APHIS Fee (XA)                                                        7.18
US September 11th Security Fee (AY)                                        3.60
Dominican Republic Airport Infrastructure Fee (VB)                        11.71
Dominican Republic Airport Authority Fee (UX)                             10.77
Dominican Republic Airport Infrastructure Fee (VB)                        11.71
Dominican Republic Airport Authority Fee (UX)                             10.77
Dominican Republic International Airport Departure Tax (AA)               14.36
US Passenger Facility Charge (XF)                                          3.23

Subtotal per passenger                                                   497.87
Number of passengers                                                          x1

Total airfare & taxes                                                497.87

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Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents)

MIL CO X/EWR 119.23LLNNZIA CO SDQ 129.00SA14BN CO X/EWR 129.00SA14BN CO
MIL 119.23LLNNZIA NUC 496.46 END ROE 0.784173 XT 2.07EX 4.50HB 7.62IT
0.58MJ 1.81VT 7.90YC 10.06XY 7.18XA 3.60AY 14.36AA 21.54UX 23.42VB
3.23XF EWR4.50
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Old Oct 28, 10, 10:39 am
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I'm guessing there is a YQ that ITA isn't showing. There have been a few reports of that in the past 24 hours.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/conti...-how-book.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/conti...-ita-fare.html
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Old Oct 28, 10, 11:11 am
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ITA is definitely not accurate. I have been chasing a $500 r/t ai fare routed through MXP as well. They started showing up missing the YQ surcharge Weds. afternoon.

Too bad.
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Old Oct 28, 10, 11:54 am
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Thank you guys.
... the chase goes on...
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Old Oct 28, 10, 2:05 pm
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YQ of $332.40 is missing.

Dom. Republic Airport Authority Fee $30.00
Dom. Republic Airport Infrastructure Fee $32.60
U.S. Security Service Fee $5.00
Fuel Surcharge $332.40
U.S. APHIS User Fee $10.00
U.S. Immigration User Fee $14.00
U.S. Customs User Fee $11.00
Italy Embarkation Tax $10.60
Italy Security Charge $2.50
Italy Security Bag Charge $2.90
Italy Council City Tax $6.30
MJ $0.80
U.S. Passenger Facility Charge $9.00
Dominican Republic Departure Tax $20.00

Certain taxes/fees list above are included in the originally quoted price.
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Old Oct 28, 10, 5:04 pm
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What is one more small surcharge among many ... just 66% of the price.
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