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Sabre Expert

Course code: VIEW104

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Learn everything you need to know about the Sabre booking and reservation system, from home!

  • This course will train you to understand and use the Sabre Reservations System, one of the industry standard booking systems
  • With many travel companies requiring a comprehensive knowledge of online booking systems, it is essential to be a competent user of Sabre
  • Sabre was developed by American Airlines in the 1960s and has approximately 30% of the global market. It is used worldwide, especially in the USA
  • Airlines using this system currently include: American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Singapore Airlines and All Nippon
  • This Sabre course is recognised all over the world and is fully compliant with IATA's GDS (International Air Transport Association's Global Distribution Systems) requirements
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Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1: Airline Reservations
  • System access, encoding/decoding
  • Retrieving and Ignoring PNRs, Similar Name Lists
  • Displaying PNR fields
  • Basic city pair availability
  • Return city pair availability
  • Flight detail displays, decoding mixed class service
  • Selling from availability
  • Passenger names, passenger telephone numbers
  • Ticketing arrangement, received-from
  • Building complete PNRs, End transaction
  • Cancelling segments, changing/deleting basic passenger data
  • Entering remarks, form of payment and psgr address
  • Frequent flyer, agency addresses
  • AFAX and GFAX, OSI and SSR
  • Changing and deleting non-essential PNR fields
  • Advanced city pair availability
  • Availability sales tags
  • Open segs, waitlisted segs, book-conf segs, ARNK
  • Cancel and rebook segments
  • Inserting segments
  • Reducing a party
  • Dividing a party
  • Advanced seat reservations, booking seats by area
  • Seat maps
  • Assign seats by nbr, change seat assigns, cancel
  • Intro to queues, q count, signing on and off q
  • Place PNRs on Q, change segment status, work thru Qs
  • Calculator functions, calendar functions, currency
  • DRS
  • Format Finder
  • Total Access, Direct Access Function
  • Multi Access function of Total Access
Unit 2: Automatic Fares & Ticketing
  • Fare displays
  • Fare rules
  • Itinerary pricing using WP
  • Itinerary pricing - Bargain Finder
  • Itinerary pricing - secondary action codes
  • Itinerary pricing - stored fares
  • Ticketing
  • Issuing tickets from queue
  • Invoice and itinerary functions
Unit 3: Car Hire
  • Cars Plus System, Vehicle Codes, Car Associates List
  • Shoppers car quote
  • Shoppers car quote from segment, booking from quote
  • Single Company Display, Booking from Single Company Display
  • Car quotes with modifiers
  • Car quote redisplay
  • Car sell from segment, with modifiers, segment modify
  • Car Location Lists, extra hour and day displays
  • Rules displays, policy displays
Unit 4: Hotel Reservations
  • Intro to SHAARP hotel system, hotel index displays
  • Hotel description displays
  • Hotel rate description
  • Booking a hotel room
  • Hotel index displays with no dates
  • Hotel index displays by reference point
  • Hotel index displays with search qualifiers
  • Hotel index redisplay and update
  • Advanced Hotel Description
  • Optional fields in the sell entry
  • More optional fields in the sell entry
  • Hotel Segment modification
Other Information


  • Module 1: Airline Reservation Systems: Eight exercises, 10 quizzes and an online exam      
  • Module 2: Automatic Fares and Ticketing: Three exercises, three quizzes and an online exam
  • Module 3: Car Hire: Three exercises, three quizzes and an online exam
  • Module 4: Hotel Reservations: Two exercises, three quizzes and an online exam 

Course Duration

There is a 6 month time limit on this course. You will have a total of 70 hours' access to the Online Learning Environment. This  is more than sufficient time to complete the course.

Study Method

This course is run online through our Online Sabre Training facility, which provides a Sabre Simulator so you can use the software as you learn.

Please note that this is a self-study course.You will not be allocated a tutor as all support is self-contained within the course materials. You will however receive technical support.


Upon completion of this Sabre course you will receive a Sabre certificate to use as proof that you are a competent Sabre user, which will be widely accepted by employers.


Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

We recommend that you have basic computer skills in order to be successful on this course, as it is computer-based. For this course you will require access to a computer, laptop or tablet with an internet connection.

What is included in the cost of my course?

With both the online and course pack options, you'll receive:

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Free CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Free TOTUM Student Discount Card (previously called NUS Extra)
Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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