IATA Global Distribution Systems (GDS) Fares and Ticketing in Sabre

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About the course

Course Number: 160-17358V01

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

Course format

  • This distance learning course is delivered online through a web-based program.
  • This course requires approximately 50 hours of study, to be completed in 18 months.
  • Downloadable Workbook with exercises, GDS commands, maps, and definitions of key journey pricing principles.
  • Minimum system requirements: Windows 95, Internet Explorer 5.5, 16MB memory.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.
Prerequisites
Learners must already be familiar with GDS system functionality, basic commands, and have the ability to interpret booked itineraries.

What you will learn
  • Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:
  • Analyse 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
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
This course is recommended for:
  • Airline fares desk agents
  • Travel agents
  • Airline ticket agents
  • Call center agents

Certificate awarded
An IATA Certificate is awarded to participants successfully passing the final exam.

Exam information
  • Exam Delivery Method: Supervised exam in IATA Exam location. Physical Attendance is required. Depending on exam venue availability online exams are available.
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice questions. Open Text Book
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Time Allowance: 3 hours
  • Passing Grade: 60 correct answers
  • Distinction Grade: 85 correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2
Additional information
Further training: Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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