Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 88
Anyone know how to really get the prices of airline tickets from http://matrix.itasoftware.com website and either buy online OR from a travel agent?
Member since 16 Feb 2012
Total posts 133
Be aware that default prices shown on that website are actually USD.
Member since 22 Jan 2015
Total posts 9
A few tips for ITA:
Once you've set all the different parameters, and selected a particular timeframe, you can see the various fares that are available. Select your preferred option by clicking the price - this will take you to a page which will describe the exact routing. There's a section of this page called 'Fare Construction' which you can take to a travel agent - they should (hopefully) know what this means.
Orbitz uses the same backend as Matrix, so it will often display the same fares - that's if you don't want to go to a travel agent. Just be aware Orbitz displays fares in USD.
Two travel agents coudn't match the price we got on the Matrix ITA..... and one which we've had bad experience with before didn't want a bar of the document.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
The fares I've paid for from quotes from ITA Matrix have mostly been on the money. But then I tend to book directly with AA on the phone. I find prices do vary with some carriers e.g SQ or QF.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Jan 2013
Total posts 162
I used to use Matrix regularly, but it seems duff gen (bad data) is more of an issue of late. I now prefer Skyscanner for fare checks.
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