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Can Any Booking Site Do (A Or B) To (C Or D)?  
User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

Just curious, say you want to travel from a small town that's equidistant from the two nearest airports, to another small town that's in the same situation - for instance, from Greensburg, IN (halfway between IND and CVG) to Monroe, LA (about halfway between SHV and JAN).

Is there a booking site where one could specify "IND or CVG" as the origin and "SHV or JAN" as the destination?

I know that many sites have an option called "include nearby airports", but my question refers to "not-so-nearby" airports.

And, for the record, I'm not actually interested in flying the sample itinerary I gave - I'm just curious in general.

I guess another useful application of a feature like this would be for someone who wants to go SCUBA diving, but doesn't care where - they could enter "GCM or CZM or KOA" in the destination field, and just pick the cheapest flight.

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User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

I haven't seen anything like that before, but I know www.kayak.com has a feature where they show the cheapest flights leaving a particular city. Just go to their homepage and choose "Buzz". You can't choose exact dates or even cities, but they give prices to the big cities and some smaller ones.


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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2176 times:
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Quoting Chase (Thread starter):
Is there a booking site where one could specify "IND or CVG" as the origin and "SHV or JAN" as the destination?

Travelocity will do it for domestic USA flights only. Just choose "Check Nearby Airports" or whatever the option says, and you can choose up to 3 origins and 3 destinations.

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User currently offlineBNAtraveler From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 412 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2142 times:
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http://matrix.itasoftware.com

Can't buy it there, but by far the best shopping site ever!


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2112 times:



Quoting N867DA (Reply 1):
www.kayak.com

That website is the same exact thing as www.sidestep.com but with another name at the top.



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User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Thanks, all, for your replies.

I hadn't noticed the "buzz" feature at kayak before - that's very cool!

And, I wasn't aware that Travelocity's "nearby airports" had such a broad definition of "nearby" - it was regularly returning ones that were 150 miles away, which is great. I tried getting it to list IND, ORD, MDW, CMI, SBN, and FWA (the 6 airports closest to my house) all on the same page, and couldn't do it, but it would show most of them at the same time.

And the ITA Software site is just awesome. I'll definitely email them regarding the "CZM or GCM or KOA" idea. If I were at a point where I was ready to move, I'd probably also include my resume, as I used to be a developer for TZ's website.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Doesn't matrix.itasoftware.com have something like this? Someone more knowledgable in working it would have to explain the command..
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User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1941 times:



Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 6):
Doesn't matrix.itasoftware.com have something like this? Someone more knowledgable in working it would have to explain the command..

Ooh, hey, you're right. I tried "GCM or CZM or KOA" but what works is "GCM;CZM;KOA". Sweet! Too bad I already sent the email requesting this feature  Sad


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1886 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 4):
That website is the same exact thing as www.sidestep.com but with another name at the top.

I noticed that recently as well. It didn't use to be that way.


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