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Old Aug 21, 07, 8:21 pm
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ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search Consolidated Information and Help Thread

Subject is easy enough. I know all the standard ITA language by heart, but I now have a desire to fly a 777 & 747 domestically (i don't care which carrier). I want to be able to search for any one segment on a type of equipment.

Something LIke this (I just don't know the equipment query.)

MCI:: XX+ ~equip=747 XX+
LAX:: XX+ ~equip=747 XX+

Any ideas?


Mod, Please move this to the MR discussion forum.

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Old Aug 21, 07, 9:19 pm
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I've never heard of it, but it certainly could be possible. I've found ITA pretty good at responding to user requests, so if you just ask them you'll probably get your answer.
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Old Aug 21, 07, 10:40 pm
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Holy cow, does anyone still fly a 747 domestically (aside from Hawaii routes, and even that one I'm not sure about)??? I know NW used to a few years ago, but not sure about now. Unless I'm forgetting someone, NW and UA are the only domestic carriers that even own 747s anymore.
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Old Aug 22, 07, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by dvs7310 View Post
Holy cow, does anyone still fly a 747 domestically (aside from Hawaii routes, and even that one I'm not sure about)??? I know NW used to a few years ago, but not sure about now. Unless I'm forgetting someone, NW and UA are the only domestic carriers that even own 747s anymore.
Yes, they like the 777's are likely to be repositioning flights... And you are correct, NW and UA. But, I thought if I could search only by equipment, then maybe a foreign carrier might have a couple as well?
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Old Aug 23, 07, 4:39 am
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Subject is easy enough. I know all the standard ITA language by heart, but I now have a desire to fly a 777 & 747 domestically (i don't care which carrier). I want to be able to search for any one segment on a type of equipment.

Something LIke this (I just don't know the equipment query.)

MCI:: XX+ ~equip=747 XX+
LAX:: XX+ ~equip=747 XX+

Any ideas?


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Unfortunately, we don't currently support this, though it wouldn't be hard to add. I'll look into adding it in a future release.
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Old Aug 23, 07, 10:52 am
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Unfortunately, we don't currently support this, though it wouldn't be hard to add. I'll look into adding it in a future release.
Thank you for your reply. I am sure others would use it occasionally, but probably not often.

It would be especially usefull if you could exclude equipment by segment, as well as include.

So we could say NOT ERJ RJ3 or whatever. I know that there already exists a keyword for prop's, I just don't remember the syntax.
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Old Aug 23, 07, 6:26 pm
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Foreign carriers have plenty, but you can't book them without booking the previous or onward international flight.

Here's what I can find for bookable domestic large widebodies. I tried to weed out all the cargo/mx flights and one-time diversions/charters, but I'm sure there are still a few in there.

Code:
 AAL1115 | B772         | KMIA   | KORD
 AAL136  | B772         | KLAX   | KORD
 AAL1520 | B772         | KLAX   | KMIA
 AAL1945 | B772         | KMIA   | KDFW
 AAL400  | B772         | KORD   | KMIA
 AAL408  | B772         | KDFW   | KMIA
 AAL435  | B772         | KMIA   | KLAX
 AAL67   | B772         | KORD   | KDFW
 AAL86   | B772         | KDFW   | KORD
 DAL152  | B772         | KLAX   | KATL
 DAL16   | B772         | KATL   | KJFK
 DAL17   | B772         | KJFK   | KATL
 DAL189  | B772         | KATL   | KLAX
 UAL139  | B772         | KORD   | KSFO
 UAL149  | B772         | KORD   | KSFO
 UAL158  | B772         | KSFO   | KORD
 UAL209  | B772         | KIAD   | KDEN
 UAL256  | B772         | KDEN   | KORD
 UAL257  | B772         | KORD   | KDEN
 UAL259  | B772         | KORD   | KDEN
 UAL316  | B772         | KDEN   | KIAD
 UAL42   | B772         | KDEN   | KORD
 UAL720  | B772         | KSFO   | KDEN
 UAL761  | B772         | KDEN   | KSFO
 UAL8132 | B772         | KDEN   | KIAD
 UAL834  | B772         | KSFO   | KDEN
 UAL838  | B772         | KSFO   | KIAD
 UAL842  | B772         | KORD   | KSFO
 UAL870  | B772         | KSFO   | KORD
 UAL871  | B772         | KIAD   | KSFO
 UAL903  | B772         | KIAD   | KDEN
 UAL908  | B772         | KDEN   | KORD
 UAL909  | B772         | KORD   | KDEN
 UAL910  | B772         | KDEN   | KORD
 UAL914  | B772         | KSFO   | KIAD
 UAL915  | B772         | KIAD   | KSFO
 UAL946  | B772         | KLAX   | KIAD
 UAL947  | B772         | KIAD   | KLAX
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Unless I am missing something, only 772's are in your list?
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Domestic 777 runs

I don't think there is a 747 run within the USA, but AA flies the 777 from LAX and DFW to Miami everyday, and UA flies one from SFO-DEN. I think Delta runs one from ATL to LAX after the summer season is over, taking it off the Atlanta-London route.
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Unfortunately, we don't currently support this, though it wouldn't be hard to add. I'll look into adding it in a future release.
Any change? I am currently looking for 744 and 772 flights from New York to Europe (any country).
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Originally Posted by ITA Hacker View Post
Unfortunately, we don't currently support this, though it wouldn't be hard to add. I'll look into adding it in a future release.
Thanks for keeping an eye on this forum and for being responsive to requests. I am sure some people will find this feature useful.

However, the feature that FT universe will go crazy about is what I had requested in another post: Add the columns for Total Miles and Cost/Mile to the results and make those columns sortable. That too should be easy to program in and will be greatly appreciated.

To OP: In the meantime, ITA already has a command to avoid propeller planes that will put you 1/2 way there.
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Any change? I am currently looking for 744 and 772 flights from New York to Europe (any country).
Not sure about finding the info in ITA, but here are a few I pulled up on KVS:
Code:
BA        112    JFK  18:15     LHR  06:25 +1  744  0    1234567     07:10       7       5   23 Jun   24 Oct
BA        174    JFK  18:45     LHR  06:55 +1  744  0    ---4---     07:10       7       5   03 Jul   23 Oct
BA        174    JFK  19:00     LHR  07:15 +1  744  0    123-567     07:15       7       5   25 Jun   28 Sep
BA        176    JFK  19:30     LHR  07:40 +1  744  0    1234567     07:10       7       5   28 Jun   31 Aug
VS        46     JFK  19:40     LHR  07:50 +1  744  0    1234567     07:10       4       3   20 Jun   14 Jul
CO/VS     8246   JFK  19:40     LHR  07:50 +1  744  0    1234567     07:10       4       3   23 Jun   13 Jul
BA        116    JFK  20:01     LHR  08:10 +1  744  0    1234567     07:09       7       5   16 Jun   26 Aug
BA        114    JFK  21:20     LHR  09:20 +1  744  0    1234567     07:00       7       5   28 Jun   24 Oct
BA        182    JFK  22:30     LHR  10:20 +1  744  0    1234567     06:50       7       5   04 Jun   25 Aug
BA        172    JFK  08:20     LHR  20:15     777  0    123456-     06:55       7       5   28 Jun   07 Jul
AA        142    JFK  08:30     LHR  20:30     777  0    1234567     07:00       8       3   09 Jun   25 Oct
AA        100    JFK  18:05     LHR  06:25 +1  777  0    1234567     07:20       8       3   30 Jun   24 Oct
BA        184    EWR  18:30     LHR  06:25 +1  777  0    1234567     06:55       B       4   10 Jun   14 Aug
AA        104    JFK  18:35     LHR  06:55 +1  777  0    12345-7     07:20       8       3   30 Jun   24 Oct
CO        28     EWR  18:40     LHR  06:45 +1  777  0    1234567     07:05       C       4   04 May   24 Oct
BA        188    EWR  21:15     LHR  09:15 +1  777  0    12345-7     07:00       B       4   30 Jun   18 Jul
AA        132    JFK  21:20     LHR  09:25 +1  777  0    1234567     07:05       8       3   29 Jun   24 Oct
KU        102    JFK  22:00     LHR  10:00 +1  777  0    -2-4-6-     07:00       4       3   31 May   25 Oct
AA        116    JFK  23:35     LHR  11:25 +1  777  0    1234567     06:50       8       3   30 Mar   24 Oct
BA        178    JFK  08:45     LHR  20:35     777  0    ------7     08:06       7       5   08 Jun   19 Oct
AI        112    JFK  19:45     LHR  07:30 +1  77W  0    1234567     06:45       4       3   24 Apr   25 Oct
Code:
AF        7      JFK  19:00     CDG  08:50 +1  77W  0    1234567     07:50       1      2E   20 May   24 Oct
DL/AF     8581   JFK  19:00     CDG  08:50 +1  77W  0    1234567     07:50       1      2E   27 Apr   24 Oct
DL/AF     8603   JFK  22:50     CDG  11:50 +1  77W  0    1234567     07:00       1      2E   05 May   23 Aug
AF        9      JFK  22:50     CDG  11:50 +1  77W  0    1234567     07:00       1      2E   05 May   23 Aug
CO        56     EWR  18:15     CDG  07:45 +1  777  0    1234567     07:30       C      2A   29 Mar   24 Oct
DL/AF     8601   JFK  16:35     CDG  06:05 +1  772  0    1234567     07:30       1      2E   23 Jun   07 Sep
AF        23     JFK  16:35     CDG  06:05 +1  772  0    1234567     07:30       1      2E   23 Jun   07 Sep
AI        144    EWR  21:05     CDG  10:00 +1  744  0    1234567     06:55       B      2C   12 Jun   28 Oct
Code:
LH        401    JFK  15:55     FRA  05:30 +1  744  0    1234567     07:35       1       1   30 Jun   07 Jul
UA/LH     8840   JFK  15:55     FRA  05:30 +1  744  0    1234567     07:35       1       1   30 Mar   30 Sep
UA/LH     8838   EWR  17:40     FRA  07:00 +1  744  0    --3----     07:20       B       1   02 Jul   23 Jul
LH        403    EWR  17:40     FRA  07:00 +1  744  0    --3----     07:20       B       1   02 Jul   23 Jul
LH        403    EWR  17:40     FRA  07:05 +1  744  0    12-4567     07:25       B       1   30 Jun   31 Aug
UA/LH     8838   EWR  17:40     FRA  07:05 +1  744  0    12-4567     07:25       B       1   19 Apr   24 Oct
SQ        25     JFK  21:05     FRA  11:15 +1  744  0    1234567     08:10       4       1   31 Mar   24 Oct
LH        405    JFK  21:35     FRA  11:30 +1  744  0    1234567     07:55       1       1   26 May   24 Oct
UA/LH     8842   JFK  21:35     FRA  11:30 +1  744  0    1234567     07:55       1       1   30 Mar   24 Oct
UA/LH     8840   JFK  15:55     FRA  05:30 +1  744  0    12345-7     08:53       1       1   12 May   30 Sep
LH        401    JFK  15:55     FRA  05:30 +1  744  0    12345-7     08:53       1       1   30 Jun   07 Jul
Code:
KL        644    JFK  21:55     AMS  11:20 +1  74E  0    -234-6-     07:25       4       -   29 May   12 Jul
NW/KL     8644   JFK  21:55     AMS  11:20 +1  74M  0    -234-6-     07:25       4       -   27 May   17 Jul
KL        644    JFK  22:05     AMS  11:35 +1  772  0    1---5-7     07:30       4       -   30 May   13 Jul
NW/KL     8644   JFK  22:05     AMS  11:35 +1  777  0    1---5-7     07:30       4       -   27 Apr   24 Oct
NW/KL 8642   JFK  17:40     AMS  07:15 +1  777  0                            4       -
Code:
DL/AZ     8151   JFK  21:20     FCO  11:30 +1  772  0    1234567     08:10       1       C   09 Jun   24 Oct
AZ        611    JFK  21:20     FCO  11:30 +1  772  0    1234567     08:10       1       C   09 Jun   11 Jul
CO        40     EWR  17:25     FCO  07:45 +1  777  0    1234567     08:20       C       C   30 Jun   01 Aug
Note: the CO flight above is seasonal on the 772 and operates on other a/c types part of the year.
Code:
9W        227    EWR  20:25     BRU  09:40 +1  77W  0    1234567     07:15       B       -   08 Jun   24 Oct
9W        229    JFK  20:10     BRU  09:50 +1  EQV  0    1234567     07:40       8       -   30 Jun   07 Jul
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Awesome! I have not tried KVS, yet, but will try it now.
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ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search Consolidated Information and Help Thread

Been searching fares for some international trips and I have been alarmed at how inaccurate ITA matrix fare searches have been recently.

For example, WAS-MNL, TPE-WAS open jaw on Delta (or other airlines) economy fares or MNL-YVR business / first class fares.

More specifically, choose a cheap outbound date for WAS-MNL with a Jan. 3 or 4 return TPE-WAS fare. ITA says the lowest fare is $2821 even when you restrict your search to Delta alone (currently drops to $2817 for Delta flights when you search for all airlines), Delta easily books to a $2134 fare, slightly lower was possible with further tweaking. There are many, many more cases where I have seen the same kind of inaccuracies for ITAsoftware. Anyone else experiencing such difficulties with matrix.itasoftware.com?
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