Enter Baghdad (airport code: SDA, as in "Saddam Hussein International Airport") as your destination in expedia.com and you are told:
Expedia.com is unable to sell tickets to one or more of the destinations you have chosen. Please select a different destination. We apologize for the inconvenience.
At orbitz.com, the explanation is more terse:
Sorry, no flights were found.
At travelocity.com, the explanation and suggestions are more helpful:
Flight Schedule Error. We were unable to find flights to BAGHDAD SADDAM, IRAQ (SDA).
- Limited flight schedules
- A smaller airport with limited service
- Limited operating days and hours
What you can do:
- Try a Nearby City with a larger airport.
- Try different departure dates or times in a new flight search
- View Flight Schedules to determine better trip options for you.
- Let us book it for you! Call 1-888-TRAVELOCITY (1-800-452-3373) we will be happy to help!
Iraq has had abnormal aviation since August 1, 1990. It will be interesting to monitor the travel sites and see when normal aviation patterns resume. (March 13, 2004)