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Old May 29, 16, 11:40 pm
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Originally Posted by phsource View Post
My bad; was changing something, and it should be up again now!

I was actually inspired in large part by the ITA Powertools script; I envisioned this as something that would be helpful for one-off users of ITA Matrix who may only book ITA Matrix once in a blue moon! Personally, I also have Powertools installed, though, as it also has tons of other useful stuff like mileage calculations; linking to it so that it's easy to find in this thread. ITA-Matrix-PowerTools - Userscript for Orbitz/DL/UA/AA/BA/CZ/IB/LA/LH/LX/TK
i suppose you use the powertool code? if so, shouldnt you give credit where it is due as both a courtesy and proper credit at the site?
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Old May 30, 16, 12:34 am
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Originally Posted by SpammersAreScum View Post
There are probably people who would rather not (or can't) fiddle with scripts and GreaseMonkey and the like. Besides, choice is good.

I tried a straightforward A-B-C-A multi-city search, which became a 6-segment itinerary. Using this site to feed it to AA seemed to work properly.
I don't use Grease Monkey. On IE it's F12, paste, run. On Chrome it's right click, left click (inspect element), paste, run. It's that simple. You are only cutting out one step.

Choice is good. But choice for the sake of choice isn't necessary. Good luck to the site and all, but there is already a solution to this problem.
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Old May 30, 16, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by phsource View Post
Hate to revive an old thread, but I stumbled on this while searching for ways to book ITA Matrix. I recently created and improved (with a lot of help from the Flyertalk community)[...], a tool that helps with booking itineraries found on ITA Matrix. It actually works with a good portion of itineraries, so if you're having trouble with Hipmunk it might be worth a shot.
Spamming a three years old thread? Seriously?
My point of view: When I first saw your thread I was like "oh.. what's that?". When I saw you copied some functions from the power tools I was like "?!?". After seeing you are spamming the internet to promote your tool I am like "lol".
You made a decision: Instead of joining the community and spending time to improve the script by adding new functionality you decided to use the work of someone else. Good look with that... I don't want to start a flame war at this point. I didn't even posted within your thread. So please do the same and stop spamming FlyerTalk with your links without providing any thread related information. Beside the fact that tools like yours already exist with a lot more functionality you are harming the community. Think about it.. ^
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Old May 30, 16, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by Steppo View Post
Spamming a three years old thread? Seriously?
My point of view: When I first saw your thread I was like "oh.. what's that?". When I saw you copied some functions from the power tools I was like "?!?". After seeing you are spamming the internet to promote your tool I am like "lol".
You made a decision: Instead of joining the community and spending time to improve the script by adding new functionality you decided to use the work of someone else. Good look with that... I don't want to start a flame war at this point. I didn't even posted within your thread. So please do the same and stop spamming FlyerTalk with your links without providing any thread related information. Beside the fact that tools like yours already exist with a lot more functionality you are harming the community. Think about it.. ^
Posting something ad-like in a single relevant forum is not "spamming", whether or not it is appropriate, allowed, or annoying. Please, let's not continue to dilute the term so it ends up meaning "anything I don't like online". As you can guess from my moniker, this is something I find important. Thanks.
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Old May 30, 16, 10:00 pm
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Hope this is in the right place. I've found a routing on Googleflights and confirmed it on ITA, but neither JAL nor American (nor my travel agent) can book the fare I've found. I know how to use "scripts" like I know how to fly a 787, so that's not an option. Here's the routing: 7/5 EWR-MAN, 8/2 NRT-EWR. Googleflights and ITA show it on American with two JAL legs for $1088. Help?

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Old May 31, 16, 2:05 am
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If even your travel agent can't book it, chances are it's gone. I'm also having some trouble replicating the itinerary on ITA or Google Flights (the cheapest I see is a $2k+ UA flight), so that's another sign of trouble.
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Old May 31, 16, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by tripledip View Post
Hope this is in the right place. I've found a routing on Googleflights and confirmed it on ITA, but neither JAL nor American (nor my travel agent) can book the fare I've found. I know how to use "scripts" like I know how to fly a 787, so that's not an option. Here's the routing: 7/5 EWR-MAN, 8/2 NRT-EWR. Googleflights and ITA show it on American with two JAL legs for $1088. Help?
A good travel agent would have been able to tell you why they can't book it: your open jaw is longer than one of the flight legs or the legs can't be combined due to fare rules.

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Old Jul 15, 16, 1:47 pm
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Would love some help :)

I have been trying and trying all morning to book this flight and just can't find it. Would any of you be able to find a site I can purchase it on?? I've tried calling Turkish Airlines directly too. Pretty much got laughed at because of how low the price is... But ITA swears it exists!


Sat, Jul 30
Istanbul (IST) to Budapest (BUD)
Turkish Airlines 6:15p - 7:15p (Jul 30)
Turkish Airlines 1037 Airbus A319
Coach class Meal
2h 0m
Passengers
1 adult
Pricing Summary
Cost per passenger TL249.80
for 1 adult x 1
TL249.80
Total airfare and taxes TL249.80
Pricing details
Cost per passenger
for 1 adult
Fare 1 TL69.59
Carrier TK VT2XPCO IST-BUD
Passenger type ADT
ONE-WAY-ONLY fare
Booking code V (coach) covers:
IST-BUD
Turkey Airport Service Charge International (TR) TL43.50
TK YR surcharge (YR) TL136.30
Cost per passenger TL249.80
x 1 adult x 1
Subtotal TL249.80
This ticket is non-refundable.
Changes to this ticket will incur a penalty fee.
Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents)
IST TK BUD 24.00VT2XPCO NUC 24.00 END ROE 1.00 XT 43.50TR 136.30YR
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Old Jul 15, 16, 2:30 pm
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Old Jul 15, 16, 5:03 pm
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Originally Posted by maryfm91 View Post
I have been trying and trying all morning to book this flight and just can't find it. Would any of you be able to find a site I can purchase it on?? I've tried calling Turkish Airlines directly too. Pretty much got laughed at because of how low the price is... But ITA swears it exists!


Sat, Jul 30
Istanbul (IST) to Budapest (BUD)
Turkish Airlines 6:15p - 7:15p (Jul 30)
Turkish Airlines 1037 Airbus A319
Coach class Meal
2h 0m
Passengers
1 adult
Pricing Summary
Cost per passenger TL249.80
for 1 adult x 1
TL249.80
Total airfare and taxes TL249.80
Pricing details
Cost per passenger
for 1 adult
Fare 1 TL69.59
Carrier TK VT2XPCO IST-BUD
Passenger type ADT
ONE-WAY-ONLY fare
Booking code V (coach) covers:
IST-BUD
Turkey Airport Service Charge International (TR) TL43.50
TK YR surcharge (YR) TL136.30
Cost per passenger TL249.80
x 1 adult x 1
Subtotal TL249.80
This ticket is non-refundable.
Changes to this ticket will incur a penalty fee.
Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents)
IST TK BUD 24.00VT2XPCO NUC 24.00 END ROE 1.00 XT 43.50TR 136.30YR
You may want to reconsider IST in ight of today's events
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Old Jul 18, 16, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by maryfm91 View Post
I have been trying and trying all morning to book this flight and just can't find it. Would any of you be able to find a site I can purchase it on?? I've tried calling Turkish Airlines directly too. Pretty much got laughed at because of how low the price is... But ITA swears it exists!


Sat, Jul 30
Istanbul (IST) to Budapest (BUD)
Turkish Airlines 6:15p - 7:15p (Jul 30)
Turkish Airlines 1037 Airbus A319
Coach class Meal
2h 0m
Passengers
1 adult
Pricing Summary
Cost per passenger TL249.80
for 1 adult x 1
TL249.80
Total airfare and taxes TL249.80
Pricing details
Cost per passenger
for 1 adult
Fare 1 TL69.59
Carrier TK VT2XPCO IST-BUD
Passenger type ADT
ONE-WAY-ONLY fare
Booking code V (coach) covers:
IST-BUD
Turkey Airport Service Charge International (TR) TL43.50
TK YR surcharge (YR) TL136.30
Cost per passenger TL249.80
x 1 adult x 1
Subtotal TL249.80
This ticket is non-refundable.
Changes to this ticket will incur a penalty fee.
Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents)
IST TK BUD 24.00VT2XPCO NUC 24.00 END ROE 1.00 XT 43.50TR 136.30YR
Wizz air has SAW->BUD for USD $23 on july 24 according to google.com/flights. when you click through, it's more of 50-60 euros, or USD $70

$104 on air france
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Old Sep 27, 16, 4:59 pm
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Similarly I have been trying to get these tickets for a few days, but could not find it anywhere with any online agents. Anyone knows how?

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Santiago (SCL) to Sydney (SYD) Sun, Oct 9
Overnight flight
Qantas 28
Dep: 1:30 pm
Arr: 5:45 pm
14h 15m
Boeing 747
Economy (N), Economy (S)
Lunch, Refreshments, Lunch, RefreshmentsMovie, MovieIn-seat Video Player, In-seat Video Player
Mon, Oct 10
Sydney (SYD) to Shenyang (SHE) Thu, Oct 27

Sydney (SYD) to Shanghai (PVG) Thu, Oct 27
Qantas 129
Dep: 10:35 am
Arr: 6:30 pm
10h 55m
Airbus A330
Economy (N), Economy (S)
Lunch, Refreshments, Lunch, RefreshmentsMovie, Movie
Layover in PVG
2h 50m

Shanghai (PVG) to Shenyang (SHE) Thu, Oct 27
Qantas 4059
Dep: 9:20 pm
Arr: 11:55 pm
2h 35m
Airbus A321
Economy (N), Economy (S)
OPERATED BY CHINA EASTERN
Mileage
12,658 total miles
CO2 Emissions
3,735 kg (estimated by ITA).
Airport Information
Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez (SCL)
Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD)
Shenyang Taoxian International (SHE)
Shanghai Pudong International (PVG)
Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees)
A$1,416.60
x1 (1 adult)
Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees)
A$1,508.60
x1 (1 adult)
Total cost for 2 passengers
A$2,925.20
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Fare for 1 adult
Fare 1: Carrier QF NLAQFO SCL to SHE (rules)
Passenger type ADT, ONE-WAY-ONLY fare, booking code N
Covers SCL-SYD (Economy), SYD-PVG (Economy), PVG-SHE (Economy)
A$1,252.27
Chile Airport Facility Charge International (ZQ)
A$39.40
Australian Int'l Passenger Service Charge (WY)
A$29.65
Australia Passenger Movement Charge Pmc (AU)
A$55.00
Australian Int'l Passenger Service Charge (WY)
A$29.65
China Airport Fee (CN)
A$9.90
Subtotal per passenger
A$1,416.60
Number of passengers
x1
Subtotal For 1 adult
A$1,416.60
Changes to this ticket will incur a penalty fee.
Fare Construction (can be useful to travel agents)
SCL QF SYD QF X/SHA QF SHE Q18.55 936.25NLAQFO NUC 954.80 END ROE 1.00 XT 55.00AU 59.30WY 39.40ZQ 9.90CN
Fare for 1 adult
Fare 1: Carrier QF SLAQFO SCL to SHE (rules)
Passenger type ADT, ONE-WAY-ONLY fare, booking code S
Covers SCL-SYD (Economy), SYD-PVG (Economy), PVG-SHE (Economy)
A$1,344.08
Chile Airport Facility Charge International (ZQ)
A$39.40
Australian Int'l Passenger Service Charge (WY)
A$29.65
Australia Passenger Movement Charge Pmc (AU)
A$55.00
Australian Int'l Passenger Service Charge (WY)
A$29.65
China Airport Fee (CN)
A$9.90
Subtotal per passenger
A$1,508.60
Number of passengers
x1
Subtotal For 1 adult
A$1,508.60
Changes to this ticket will incur a penalty fee.
Fare Construction (can be useful to travel agents)
SCL QF SYD QF X/SHA QF SHE Q18.55 1006.25SLAQFO NUC 1024.80 END ROE 1.00 XT 55.00AU 59.30WY 39.40ZQ 9.90CN
Total Airfare & Taxes
A$2,925.20
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Old Sep 28, 16, 8:42 am
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Try calling Qantas. A few times I haven't even been able to get a travel agent to ticket something found on ITA Matrix, but a call to the validating carrier worked.
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Old Sep 28, 16, 9:11 am
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Old Sep 28, 16, 5:07 pm
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The price in bookwithmatrix is 350% that from the ITA price

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