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Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing Course - SABRE

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Explore and interpret Global Distribution Systems Fares (GDS) by using mileage system pricing.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Analyze GDS displays relevant to mileage system pricing
  • Identify and price different journey types
  • Read, interpret, and apply fare rules
  • Check minimum-fare rules in pricing itineraries
  • Use GDS to issue tickets for manually-priced reservations

Format: Internet or eBook
Prerequisites: Learners must already be familiar with GDS system functionality, basic commands, and have the ability to interpret booked itineraries.

Key topics

  • Introduction to mileage based air fares, analysing itineraries and retrieving fares from a GDS
  • Pricing one-way and circle trip practice exercises
  • Limitations on indirect travel, side trips and surface sectors
  • Backhauls, circle trips, journeys in different classes of service and alternative fare break points
  • Lowest combinations, round-the-world journeys and minimum checks

Who should attend

  • Airline fares desk agents
  • Travel agents
  • Airline ticket agents
  • Call center agents

The course can be used towards the Proficiency Certificate in Agency Ticket Sales & Settlement

Additional information

This is a distance learning course, delivered online through a web-based program. 100 hours of study are provided although an average of 50 hours of course study should be expected.

The course is supported by a downloadable and printable Workbook with exercises, a list of GDS commands, maps and definitions of key journey pricing principles.

This course requires the following minimum system requirements: Windows 95, Internet Explorer 5.5, 16MB memory.

Examination information

Examination is administered in paper-based format at an IATA examination venue. Successful candidates earn the course certificate.

Note: This course can optionally be combined with Harvard ManageMentor. Customers may contact us for more information.

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