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MMTIP: Easy way to book an ITA Matrix itinerary: BookWithMatrix

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What is the ITA Matrix? What is BookwithMatrix?

The ITA Matrix is a fast, in depth, flight search tool that allows you to search the most basic itineraries as well the most complicated and specified itineraries your heart desires. And NOW You can now book those itineraries using Bookwithmatrix. Some of those complexities include

  • specify airline and plane type
  • specify connections and length of connection
  • choose distinct fare buckets, stopovers, length of stopover
  • the list goes on and on

If you’re interested in learning more about the level of complexity that you can you incorporate into your itineraries check out flyerguide.com and also a great series of articles written by Travel Codex

The biggest complaint with the ITA Matrix is the lack of a booking tool

Lifehacker Australia released an article this past weekend that highlighted a cool website that allows you to book ITA Matrix itineraries, BookWithMatrix.com

I tried it out on a few Itineraries and it worked like a charm:

I’m looking to do a mileage run before American devalues on August 1st. It would also give a great opportunity to fly the 767-300 domestically between Lax and Miami. At one point this year you could route through NYC on the A321T for about this same price and net 19k EQM…This routing gets between 14k and 15.5k and 20k-25k RDM.

  • Here’s LAX-PTY with
    • specified American Airlines only
    • flight only on 767, 737, or A321T
    • business class+

Step 1

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Step 2 Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 10.22.10 AMStep 3

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Step 4 – On this page hit COMMAND A and then COMMAND C

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Step 5 go to www.bookwithmatrix.com

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ANNNNDDDD VOILA!!!!

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The Itinerary on AA.com

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 10.38.35 AM Let me know your experience using BookWithMatrix. Thanks again to Lifehacker Australia for the heads up!

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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