Quick and Fast Way to Search Airline Routes

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  1. thefitworldtraveler
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    I don't know if many people realize this, but you can use google.com to search which airlines fly between a city pair. For instance if I wanted to find flights between Bangkok and Columbo, Sri Lanka, I would simply type "BKK-CMB flights" in the goggle search bar. The results showed me the airline, the departure/arrival times, the flight numbers, and the days of the week a particular flight runs.

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    This information was useful rather than searching the airline route maps or making a dummy booking.

    Now, google displays queries between city pairs with prices and the duration when the flight originates from the U.S. For city pairs outside of the US it sill displays the former search results.

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    The latter information is almost useless.

    I'm going to go way out on the limb here and say that when someone types in "IAD-CDG flights" they're really not looking to buy flight per say, but rather more interested in the routes like it previously did. I think it's also safe to say that most people looking to book flights would just like to use one the more traditional OTAs out there than type in the lesser known airport codes to book a flight.

    Does anyone have any other way to search for flight routes between two city pairs or can suggest how I can voice my opinion with google.
     
  2. jetsetter
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  3. jwsky
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    try this site. they are not selling tickets. they show lots of routes and who flys where. It is owned by google, I think.
    http://beta.itasoftware.com/
     
  4. KVS Tool

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    You can use the Timetable function in the KVS Tool, which does exactly that:

    [KVS Availability Tool 7.0.2/Diamond - Amadeus: Timetable/NL-BCDF]
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    BKK  Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Intl TH [VTBS]
    CMB  Colombo Metro LK = CMB RML [VCBI]
    MON  02 Jul 2012 - 09 Jul 2012
    
    Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Frequency | Dur'n | Dep T | Arr T | Effect | Ending | Exceptions
    ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ----------------------------------------------------------------
    UL         887     BKK   18:55     CMB   20:45     343  0   12-4-6-     03:20       -       -   30 Nov   30 Nov
    MJ/UL      2887    BKK   19:00     CMB   20:45     330  0   12-456-     03:15       -       -   30 Nov   30 Nov
    MJ/UL      2889    BKK   19:35     CMB   21:25     330  0   -23-5-7     03:20       -       -   30 Nov   30 Nov
    UL         889     BKK   19:35     CMB   21:30     343  0   --3-5-7     03:25       -       -   30 Nov   30 Nov
    UL         883     BKK   21:10     CMB   23:00     EQV  0   -23-5-7     03:20       -       -   02 Jul   09 Jul
    UL         423     BKK   21:10     CMB   23:00     EQV  0   1--4-6-     03:20       -       -   02 Jul   09 Jul
    TG         307     BKK   22:25     CMB   00:15 +1  330  0   --3-5-7     03:20       -       I   01 Jul   26 Oct
    CX         703     BKK   22:55     CMB   00:40 +1  773  0   -2-4--7     03:15       -       -   14 Jun   25 Oct
    SQ         979     BKK   18:30     SIN   21:55     772  0   1234567     06:55       -       -   02 Jun   14 Aug
     -> SQ     468     SIN   22:45     CMB   23:55     773  0                           2       -
    CX         713     BKK   11:45     SIN   15:10     773  0   --3----     07:15       -       1   06 Jun   24 Oct
     -> UL     303     SIN   16:15     CMB   17:30     320  0                           3       -
    CX         713     BKK   11:45     SIN   15:10     773  0   --3----     07:20       -       1   06 Jun   24 Oct
     -> MJ/UL  2303    SIN   16:15     CMB   17:35     320  0                           2       -
    TG         413     BKK   11:15     SIN   14:30     346  0   --3----     07:45       -       1   27 Jun   24 Oct
     -> UL     303     SIN   16:15     CMB   17:30     320  0                           3       -
    TG         409     BKK   16:25     SIN   19:40     773  0   1-3-56-     07:45       -       1   25 Jun   27 Oct
     -> CX     711     SIN   21:30     CMB   22:40     773  0                           1       -
    TG         401     BKK   19:40     SIN   22:55     772  0   1234567     07:45       -       1   16 Jun   27 Oct
     -> EK     349     SIN   00:55 +1  CMB   01:55 +1  773  0                           1       -
    TG         413     BKK   11:15     SIN   14:30     346  0   --3----     07:50       -       1   27 Jun   24 Oct
     -> MJ/UL  2303    SIN   16:15     CMB   17:35     320  0                           2       -
    MH         785     BKK   11:05     KUL   14:15     738  0   --3----     07:55       -       M   23 May   04 Jul
     -> MH/UL  9183    KUL   16:30     CMB   17:30     320  0                           M       -
    MH         785     BKK   11:05     KUL   14:15     738  0   --3----     07:55       -       M   06 Jun   24 Oct
     -> UL     315     KUL   16:30     CMB   17:30     320  0                           M       -
    SQ         973     BKK   09:40     SIN   13:05     772  0   12-4567     08:10       -       -   01 Jul   14 Aug
     -> UL     303     SIN   15:00     CMB   16:20     320  0                           3       -
    SQ         973     BKK   09:40     SIN   13:05     772  0   12-4567     08:10       -       -   01 Jul   14 Aug
     -> MJ/UL  2303    SIN   15:00     CMB   16:20     320  0                           2       -
    GF/MH      6283    BKK   17:05     KUL   20:15     734  0   -23--67     08:20       -       M   01 Jul   27 Oct
     -> MH     179     KUL   23:05     CMB   23:55     738  0                           M       -
    PG/MH      4505    BKK   17:05     KUL   20:15     738  0   1234567     08:20       -       -   25 Mar   27 Oct
     -> UL/MH  2179    KUL   23:05     CMB   23:55     738  0                           M       -
    GF/MH      6283    BKK   17:05     KUL   20:15     734  0   -23--67     08:20       -       M   17 Apr   27 Oct
     -> UL/MH  2179    KUL   23:05     CMB   23:55     738  0                           M       -
    MH         783     BKK   17:05     KUL   20:15     738  0   1234567     08:20       -       M   01 Jul   27 Oct
     -> MH     179     KUL   23:05     CMB   23:55     738  0                           M       -
    3K         512     BKK   09:25     SIN   12:45     320  0   12-4567     08:25       -       1   28 May   27 Oct
     -> UL     303     SIN   15:00     CMB   16:20     320  0                           3       -
    TG         337     BKK   21:25     MAA   23:15     333  0   123-567     08:30       -       I   29 Jun   10 Jul
     -> UL     126     MAA   03:05 +1  CMB   04:25 +1  320  0                           I       -
    MH/TG      9065    BKK   09:05     KUL   12:15     777  0   12-4567     08:40       -       M   02 Jul   09 Jul
     -> MH/UL  9183    KUL   15:05     CMB   16:15     EQV  0                           M       -
    TG         415     BKK   09:05     KUL   12:15     EQV  0   12-4-67     08:40       -       -   02 Jul   09 Jul
     -> MH/UL  9183    KUL   15:05     CMB   16:15     EQV  0                           M       -
    TG         415     BKK   09:05     KUL   12:15     EQV  0   12-4-67     08:40       -       -   02 Jul   09 Jul
     -> UL     315     KUL   15:05     CMB   16:15     320  0                           M       -
    TG         415     BKK   09:05     KUL   12:15     772  0   ----5--     08:40       -       M   06 Jul   06 Jul
     -> MH/UL  9183    KUL   15:05     CMB   16:15     343  0                           M       -
    MH/TG      9065    BKK   09:05     KUL   12:15     777  0   12-4567     08:40       -       M   30 Apr   27 Oct
     -> UL     315     KUL   15:05     CMB   16:15     320  0                           M       -
    MD/TG      1061    BKK   09:05     KUL   12:15     777  0   -2---6-     08:40       -       M   02 Jul   09 Jul
     -> MH/UL  9183    KUL   15:05     CMB   16:15     EQV  0                           M       -
    TG         415     BKK   09:05     KUL   12:15     772  0   ----5--     08:40       -       M   06 Jul   06 Jul
     -> UL     315     KUL   15:05     CMB   16:15     320  0                           M       -
    MD/TG      1061    BKK   09:05     KUL   12:15     777  0   -2---6-     08:40       -       M   14 Apr   27 Oct
     -> UL     315     KUL   15:05     CMB   16:15     320  0                           M       -
    SQ         977     BKK   15:30     SIN   18:55     772  0   1-3-5--     08:40       -       -   01 Jun   18 Jul
     -> CX     711     SIN   21:30     CMB   22:40     773  0                           1       -
    PG         733     BKK   21:30     BOM   00:35 +1  320  0   1234567     08:40       -       -   30 Jun   26 Oct
     -> 9W     256     BOM   02:10 +1  CMB   04:40 +1  73H  0                           2       -
    TG         417     BKK   16:40     KUL   19:50     EQV  0   12-4567     08:45       -       -   02 Jul   09 Jul
     -> MH     179     KUL   23:05     CMB   23:55     738  0                           M       -
    TG         417     BKK   16:40     KUL   19:50     EQV  0   --3-567     08:45       -       -   02 Jul   09 Jul
     -> UL/MH  2179    KUL   23:05     CMB   23:55     738  0                           M       -
    MH/TG      9067    BKK   16:40     KUL   19:50     777  0   1234567     08:45       -       M   30 Apr   27 Oct
     -> UL/MH  2179    KUL   23:05     CMB   23:55     738  0                           M       -
    TG         417     BKK   16:40     KUL   19:50     773  0   -----6-     08:45       -       -   07 Jul   07 Jul
     -> SQ     119     KUL   20:55     SIN   21:50     333  0                           M       -
     -> SQ     468     SIN   22:45     CMB   23:55     773  0                           2       -
    MH/TG      9067    BKK   16:40     KUL   19:50     777  0   -----6-     08:45       -       M   07 Jul   07 Jul
     -> SQ     119     KUL   20:55     SIN   21:50     333  0                           M       -
     -> SQ     468     SIN   22:45     CMB   23:55     773  0                           2       -
    MH/TG      9067    BKK   16:40     KUL   19:50     777  0   1234567     08:45       -       M   01 Jul   27 Oct
     -> MH     179     KUL   23:05     CMB   23:55     738  0                           M       -
    
     
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  5. thefitworldtraveler
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    Thanks. I didn't know KVS tool did that.

    I noticed that the airasia flight doesn't appear in the KVS results. I guess everything isn't perfect.
     
  6. thefitworldtraveler
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    Thanks, matrix.itasoftware.com is strictly a search engine for flights. I could do a dummy booking from city A to city B to get the routing, which would be time consuming. Also I think because Google bought ITA software, they've changed the way the search results show up if you type "<airport code A> - <airport code B> flights" It used to show just the times, frequency, and flights numbers. Now it displays prices, which is completely useless.
     
  7. KVS Tool

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    Air Asia [AK] is an LCC, but it is accessible via the [Departures/Arrivals] Function:

    [KVS Availability Tool 7.0.2/Diamond - FS: Departures/Arrivals]
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    CMB  Colombo Metro LK = CMB RML [VCBI]
    SAT  23 Jun 2012 | Departures
    
    Carrier    Flight  From  Schedule  To    Revised   A/C      Flt Status | Term | Gate
    ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  --------------------------
    QR         6303    CMB   00:15     DOH             ABY      Unknown
    UL         125     CMB   00:25     MAA             320      Unknown
    CX         710     CMB   00:40     SIN   00:40     773      Landed
    JL/**      7922    CMB   00:40     SIN   00:40     773      Landed
    MH         178     CMB   00:55     KUL   00:53     738      Landed
    UL/**      2178    CMB   00:55     KUL   00:53     738      Landed
    SQ         469     CMB   01:10     SIN   01:07     773      Landed
    UL         886     CMB   01:25     BKK             343      Landed
    MJ/**      2886    CMB   01:25     BKK             343      Landed
    UL         318     CMB   01:36     KUL             320      Landed
    TG         308     CMB   01:40     BKK   01:38     333      Landed
    UL         563     CMB   02:10     CDG             332      Unknown
    AC/**      6881    CMB   02:10     CDG             332      Unknown
    EK         349     CMB   03:15     DXB   03:33     773      Landed
    QR         305     CMB   04:25     DOH             320      Landed
    UA/**      7949    CMB   04:25     DOH             320      Landed
    EY         267     CMB   04:25     AUH   04:52     320      Landed
    AA/**      5985    CMB   04:25     AUH   04:52     320      Landed
    UL/**      2267    CMB   04:25     AUH   04:52     320      Landed
    AB/**      4031    CMB   04:25     AUH   04:52     320      Landed
    G9         506     CMB   04:30     SHJ             320      Landed
    FZ         556     CMB   04:50     DXB   05:40     73H      Landed
    GF         67      CMB   05:00     BAH             320      Landed
    KU         362     CMB   05:35     KWI             AB6      Landed
    RJ         195     CMB   05:55     AMM   06:45     310      Landed
    9W         253     CMB   06:05     MAA             73H      Landed
    UL         101     CMB   07:00     MLE             320      Unknown
    EY/**      7401    CMB   07:00     MLE             320      Unknown
    MJ/**      1101    CMB   07:00     MLE             320      Unknown
    MJ         603     CMB   07:05     CGK             321      Landed
    UL         121     CMB   07:10     MAA             332      Unknown
    UL         302     CMB   07:20     SIN             320      Landed
    MJ/**      2302    CMB   07:20     SIN             320      Landed
    UL         422     CMB   07:20     BKK             343      Landed
    UL         165     CMB   07:25     COK             320      Unknown
    MJ         501     CMB   07:30     DAC             321      Cancelled
    UL         131     CMB   07:30     TRZ             320      Unknown
    MJ         2131    CMB   07:30     TRZ             320      Unknown
    UL         531     CMB   07:35     DXB   06:05     320      Landed
    UL         314     CMB   07:40     KUL             320      Landed
    MH/**      9182    CMB   07:40     KUL             320      Landed
    UL         161     CMB   07:45     TRV   09:25     332      Unknown
    MJ/**      2161    CMB   07:45     TRV   09:25     332      Unknown
    AK         1268    CMB   08:15     KUL   08:01     320      Landed
    QR         301     CMB   09:25     DOH             321      Landed
    FD         3881    CMB   10:00     BKK             320      Cancelled
    EK         651     CMB   10:05     DXB   10:06     77W      Landed
    SV         789     CMB   11:45     RUH             744      Landed
    
     

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