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Cheaptickets

Submitted: 8/27/2013

I would like to extract the flight price and airline from the first two cheapest flights.

With:

  • From: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS)
  • To: Jakarta, Indonesia - Soekarno Hatta Airport (CGK)
  • And to: Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia - Ngurah Rai airport (DPS)
  • Leave: all dates from 10/1/2013 to 10/10/2013
  • Return: all dates from 11/12013 to 11/10/2013
  • All other things default.

 Thank you in advance.

 

 

Replied: 8/28/2013 2:32:45 PM
Thank you!

When I try to scrape the same data from the site www.cheaptickets.nl (so .NL instead of .com) I get an error. I says the from (van) and to (naar) forms are empty when I try to submit. Obiously this is because of the AJAX used in the website, so I tried some of the Action events, but I could not find the anwser to my problem. Can you help me solve this problem?

Thank you in advance.
CheapticketsNLProject.rip

Replied: 8/28/2013 5:35:46 PM
When submitting the form using 2nd form submit template, I got the popup like Untitled.png attached. not sure why.., I don't quite understand this language, what do you mean by the popup?

I've used same query in IE browser, it still popup a similar popup like Untitled2.png attached ,any ideas?

I thought that the two websites look like same , but some actions are different from javascript.
Untitled2.png
Untitled.png

Replied: 8/30/2013 6:36:50 PM
Please see the attached project and sample data extract.

The project is quite difficult and I've not implemented all your requirements. The project is only searching for one set of input values. In order to use multiple sets of input values, you need to create a CSV file with all the input sets you want, and then assign the CSV data as explained in this example in the manual.

CheapticketsNLProject.xls
CheapticketsNLProject.rip

Replied: 8/29/2013 12:01:05 PM
Oops.. accidentialy deleted my reply to your post. Can you still see it (in your mail)?

Wel short summary of my reply: The popup Untitled.png says: Please enter: airport of departure; airport of arrival, departure date en return date.
Popup Untitled2.png says: Please enter airport of departure and airport of arrival.

So I think to problem lays in the fact that when you type in a airport name, you do not really enter it in the form (yet). If you typ "Ams" in the from (= Van) form a drop down menu with "Amsterdam (AMS) - Nederland" will appear. As soon as you click on it, the airport name will be entered in the form. 

I tried to click on this by using the Action event. With de parameter "keydown" I was able to show the dropdown menu. But I was not able to click it. Is it possible to click on the name it suggest or is there a workaround?

Thank you in advance.
Replied: 8/27/2013 5:55:44 PM
Please check the attached demo project.

You need to place the project file in default projects folder, then run this project in VWR program.
Cheaptickets.rip