Last week The Points Guy criticized ITA Matrix as a useless tool for finding airfare. I have a bit of a reputation to stake on ITA as it continues to be the biggest driver of new search traffic to this blog. I want to believe it has a few years left before it … [Read more...]
Posts about "ITA Matrix"
These are the posts I've written about using ITA Matrix to search for flights.
Before the holidays, I described the changes implemented in ITA Matrix version 3, which included a few cosmetic improvements and fixed some of the buggy timeouts that were frustrating users. But more than anything, I think many of us were simply happy to see … [Read more...]
One of my favorite flight search tools received an unannounced update on Monday. ITA Matrix -- which was purchased by Google a couple years ago -- had been acting up lately with slow queries that often timed out or just completely failed. Many people suspected … [Read more...]
During FTU I gave two talks, on ITA Matrix and ExpertFlyer, in which the central message was that an educated customer is better prepared to get the best flight for the lowest price. These search tools don't magically create low fares. They just help you find … [Read more...]
I'm providing some step-by-step examples of real scenarios to help people learn to use ITA Matrix based on feedback from this blog and my Chicago Seminars presentation. Let's imagine you want to book a flight on United Airlines and apply a Global Premier … [Read more...]
I'm providing some step-by-step examples of real scenarios to help people learn to use ITA Matrix based on feedback from this blog and my Chicago Seminars presentation. Let's imagine you want to book a flight, and because you're a member of United … [Read more...]
Today I am making three posts on the use of ITA Matrix to search for flights. Many readers have found my posts useful, but they can be very abstract and some people have requested more real-life examples. I gave two examples during my presentation at the 2014 … [Read more...]
Planning a trip can be very time intensive if you want a good experience. Should you invest that effort? For me, the answer is usually "yes." I got into this hobby partly because I like travel but also because I like planning and organizing things. I … [Read more...]
I'm at the Passenger Experience Conference in Seattle today and just listened to James Seidman speak. He's a senior account executive at Google for its travel products and brought up the example of Hipmunk's "Agony" filter as a way that companies are working … [Read more...]
American Airlines and US Airways have published some pretty amazing fares to Europe from North America. These are likely mistake fares and will not last long. I recommend you book them now. Although American Airlines does not allow cancellations within 24 … [Read more...]