Galileo Expert

The Galileo Expert course provides you with extensive knowledge for operating the Galileo Global Distribution System.  Developed by United Airlines, it is a well-known booking system for airports, leading airlines and tourism agencies.  This Expert course covers the same subjects as our 50-hour “Introduction” course but in much more in depth detail with more examples and exercises.

Who uses Galileo?

Galileo is used as a booking system for companies such as British Airways, KLM, Swissair, Southwest Airlines and Aer Lingus.  Once you have learnt Galileo it is quite easy to cross-train to another GDS like Amadeus and Sabre.

This course includes:

  • Airline Reservations (parts 1 & 2)
  • Automatic Fares & Ticketing
  • Car Hire
  • Hotel Reservations
  • Tour Reservations
The Galileo Expert course provides you with extensive knowledge for operating the Galileo Global Distribution System.
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Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

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Get as much help as you want from your personal course tutor via phone and email.

Awarding body: VIASINC
Our course ref: TR003

VIASINC is recognised as the most experienced travel technology training company operating in the global education community. Offering our learners the skills required to work in the travel and tourism sector with vocational training in Amadeus, Galileo and Sabre booking systems.






Study Hours

Up to 70 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 3 months.

Course Duration

You have up to 6 months to complete this course.  This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you do not complete the course within this time, you can easily extend your access by purchasing an extra 6 months access. Or if  you need more hours to take and pass your course? We offers packages of 5, 10 or 20 additional hours.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning via our online learning environment.

This course contains:

  • 75 lessons
  • 18 exercises
  • 24 quizzes
  • 5 final exams

There is an online exam to be taken at the end of each module. That’s five exams in total. You will require a passing score of 85% or more on each exam to receive your certificate.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this Galileo Expert course, you will receive the Expert certificate to use as proof of your competency in the software, which will be widely accepted by employers.  Courses’ Content Creator and awarding body are VIASINC.

Additional Information
Level 2
Entry requirements
We recommend first studying the previous two courses in the series if you are unfamiliar with GDS systems.
Section 1
Airline Reservations
  • Lesson 1 – Course Intro, System Access to Galileo, Encode/Decode
  • Lesson 2 – Retrieving, displaying and ignoring BFs
  • Lesson 3 – Displaying optional BF fields
  • Lesson 4 – Timetable Displays
  • Lesson 5 – Flight Availability, Flight Details, Codeshares,
  • Airline Alliances and LCCs
  • Lesson 6 – Selling from availability
  • Lesson 7 – Passenger names and phone numbers
  • Lesson 8 – Received-from and ticketing fields
  • Lesson 9 – Building a complete BF and ending a
  • transaction
  • Lesson 10 – Change, delete passenger data; cancel
  • itinerary segments
  • Lesson 11 – Creating optional BF fields
  • Lesson 12 – Creating additional optional BF fields
  • Lesson 13 – Service Information Field
  • Lesson 14 – Changing and deleting optional BF items
  • Lesson 15 – Advanced flight availability
  • Lesson 16 – Follow-up advanced flight availability
  • Lesson 17 – Last seat availability
  • Lesson 18 – Carrier Specific Availability
  • Lesson 19 – Miscellaneous segment entries
  • Lesson 20 – Secured, Guaranteed, Super Guaranteed,
  • Standard and Request Sell
  • Lesson 21 – Cancel and rebook and insert segments
  • Lesson 22 – Inserting passenger data
  • Lesson 23 – Dividing a party
  • Lesson 24 – Advanced Seat Reservations
  • Lesson 25 – Seat Configuration and Availability Maps
  • Lesson 26 – Assign, Change, Cancel Seats
  • Lesson 27 – Introduction to Queues
  • Lesson 28 – Review BF Items, Queue Placement
  • Lesson 29 – Change Segment Status, Work through
  • Queues
  • Lesson 30 – Queue Practice
  • Lesson 31 – Display Profiles
  • Lesson 32 – Move Profiles
  • Lesson 33 – Build Profiles
  • Lesson 34 – BF history
  • Lesson 35 – Miscellaneous Galileo functions
  • Lesson 36 – Galileo Information Sources

+ 10 exercises + 10 quizzes + 1 exam

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Yes. There are five exams you must pass to complete this course.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.

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