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OTA to book a specific routing by specifying flight numbers

Old Feb 20, 18, 11:41 am
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OTA to book a specific routing by specifying flight numbers

I'm looking for an OTA allowing to book specific routings by specifying the exact flight numbers and dates. So far I'm only aware of the ITA Matrix Powertools which do quite a good job in many cases but do have limitations (especially when the itinerary includes flights marketed by different airlines) and also not all the routings can be found through the ITA Matrix.
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Old Feb 20, 18, 4:54 pm
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Some of the basic ITA advance code works on Hipmunk. On the Origin/Departure box, you can type the city plus the code (separated by double colons). For example, "CDG :: AF123".

I've been able to find most of my search through ITA then powertools/bookwithmatrix. What are you looking for? I may be able to help.
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Old Feb 21, 18, 2:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Pinni View Post
I'm looking for an OTA allowing to book specific routings by specifying the exact flight numbers and dates. So far I'm only aware of the ITA Matrix Powertools which do quite a good job in many cases but do have limitations (especially when the itinerary includes flights marketed by different airlines) and also not all the routings can be found through the ITA Matrix.
If knowing which flights I want before booking, I use majors OTAs by selecting non-stop and entering a preferred time for any and all of the non-stop flights I want on the itinerary. More often than not it works fine for me that way. If things are much more complicated, a visit/call to a boutique travel agency/agent works well for some of us too.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 2:54 am
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I was actually looking for possibilities to book routings found with the ITA matrix for this fare: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mile...hnd-570-a.html
Since it includes many segments on different airlines, it's not an option to specify all flights as non-stops or to limit the search to one specific airline. In the past it was possible to specify up to 3 preferred airline on ebookers but now it's limited to one airline only. Are there some OTAs still allowing to limit the search to several airlines?

But my question was actually more general, not limited to the above routing. I know that priceline allows the specification of the exact routing (incl. booking classes) and the ITA powertools can generate the correct link. This works in many cases but not always. Are there any others OTAs allowing this? I guess this should be possible because for example kayak or momondo can forward to many OTAs which will immediately show the selected itinerary. The question is how to generate those deep links for a specific routing on my own?
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Old Mar 2, 18, 6:29 pm
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Priceline. Look for any odd flight, copy the URL and adapt it to your needs. It often works, but be prepared to get a very different price.
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Old Aug 2, 18, 9:41 am
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https://bookwithmatrix.com/ claims to be able to do just what you are trying to do, although for the particular flight I am working on now it was not able to get me the price shown on ITA.
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Old Aug 10, 18, 1:05 am
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ITA power tools are more powerful than bookwithmatrix in my opinion
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Old Aug 10, 18, 4:23 am
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ITA power tools are more powerful than bookwithmatrix in my opinion
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https://bookwithmatrix.com/ claims to be able to do just what you are trying to do, although for the particular flight I am working on now it was not able to get me the price shown on ITA.
Plus by using ITA powertools you don't risk exposing your precious trick to a third party website (intermediary) like bookwithmatrix, who may/could be mining your route and specifically track routes with very low cpm. I would personally never user bookwithmatrix.

If bookwithmartix can book it with flightnetwork or priceline..so can you. It really depends on one's competence with URL handling.
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