Sabre Expert

Our course code: TR006

Course fee £395 or from £30 per month

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This Sabre Expert course will teach you everything you need to know about the Sabre system, from home! This package provides you with comprehensive training in the Sabre GDS system. This course provides you with a full introduction to the entire Sabre system.

It is suitable for beginners as well as those with some prior knowledge of a GDS and will provide you with an expert level of knowledge in Sabre GDS. With many travel companies requiring a comprehensive knowledge of online booking systems, it is essential to be a competent user of Sabre. 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.

On this Sabre Expert course, you will learn about:

  • Airline Reservations
  • Automatic Fares & Ticketing
  • Car Hire
  • Hotel Reservations

The course covers the SAME subjects as our 50 hours ‘Introduction’ course but in more details and with more examples and exercises.

The Sabre Expert course provides you with extensive knowledge for operating the Sabre Global Distribution System.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Affordable price plans

    We’ll find a way to make this course fit in to your budget.

  • Awarding body: VIASINC

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.

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. The course also refers to and uses a workbook (provided). The course is specifically designed for study by distance learning.

This course contains:

  • 66 lessons
  • 16 exercises
  • 20 quizzes
  • 5 exams

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.


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 successful 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. Courses’ Content Creator and awarding body are VIASINC.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - We recommend first studying the previous two courses in the series if you are unfamiliar with GDS systems.

Course Content

1: Airline Reservations
  • Lesson 1 – What is Sabre?
  • Lesson 2 – Course Intro, System Access, Encode/Decode
  • Lesson 3 – PNR Retrieval, Similar Name Lists
  • Lesson 4 – Display PNR Subfields
  • Lesson 4 – Flight Availability
  • Lesson 5 – Return Availability
  • Lesson 6 – Flight Detail Displays, Decode Mixed Booking Codes, Airline Alliances
  • Lesson 7 – Selling from availability
  • Lesson 8 – Passenger names, passenger telephone numbers
  • Lesson 9 – Ticketing arrangement, received-from
  • Lesson 10 – Building complete PNRs, End transaction
  • Lesson 11 – Cancel Segments, Change/Delete Basic Passenger Data
  • Lesson 12 – Remarks, Form of Payment and Psgr Address
  • Lesson 13 – Frequent Flyer, Agency Addresses, Passenger E-Mail Addresses
  • Lesson 14 – AFAX and GFAX, OSI and SSR
  • Lesson 15 – Changing and deleting non-essential PNR fields
  • Lesson 16 – Advanced City Pair Availability
  • Lesson 17 – Availability Sales Tags
  • Lesson 18 – Direct Sell, Open Segs, Waitlisted Segs, Book-Conf Segs, ARNK
  • Lesson 19 – Cancel and Rebook Segments
  • Lesson 20 – Insert Segments
  • Lesson 21 – Reduce a Party
  • Lesson 22 – Divide a Party
  • Lesson 23 – STARs
  • Lesson 24 – Seat Reservations, Book Seats by Area
  • Lesson 25 – Seat Maps
  • Lesson 26 – Seat Assignment from a Seat Map, Cancel Reserved Seats
  • Lesson 27 – The Queue System I
  • Lesson 28 – The Queue System II
  • Lesson 29 – Calculator, Calendar and Time Functions, Currency, FLIFO, Minimum Connecting Times
  • Lesson 31 – Total Access, Direct Access Function
  • Lesson 32 – Multi Access Function of Total Access

+ 8 exercises + 11 quizzes + 1 exam

2: Fares, Ticketing and EMD's
  • Lesson 1 – Fare Displays
  • Lesson 2 – Fare rules
  • Lesson 3 – Itinerary Pricing
  • Lesson 4 – Itinerary Pricing – Bargain Finder
  • Lesson 5 – Itinerary Pricing – Secondary Action Codes
  • Lesson 6 – Itinerary Pricing – Stored Fares
  • Lesson 7 – Ticketing
  • Lesson 8 – Issuing tickets from queue
  • Lesson 9 – Invoice and itinerary functions
  • Lesson 10 – Ticket Exchange and Refund
  • Lesson 11 – Ancillary Services (Air Extras)
  • Lesson 12 – Associated EMDs (EMD-A)
  • Lesson 13 – Standalone EMDs (EMD-S)

+ 3 exercises + 3 quizzes + 2 exams

3: Car Reservations
  • Lesson 1 – Car Reservations, Encode/Decode, Vehicle Codes, Car Associates List
  • Lesson 2 – Shopper’s Car Quote from a Segment
  • Lesson 3 – Single-Company Car Quote, Book a Car
  • Lesson 4 – Car Quote Without a Segment
  • Lesson 5 – Car Quotes with Modifiers
  • Lesson 6 – Car Quote Redisplay
  • Lesson 7 – Car Sell from Segment, Sell Modifiers, Segment Modify
  • Lesson 8 – Car Location Lists, Extra Hour and Day Displays
  • Lesson 9 – Rule Displays, Policy Displays

+ 3 exercises + 3 quizzes + 1 exam

4: Hotel Reservations
  • Lesson 1 – Intro to Hotel System, Encode and Decode, Hotel Index Displays
  • Lesson 2 – Hotel Description Displays
  • Lesson 3 – Hotel Rate Description
  • Lesson 4 – Book a Hotel Room
  • Lesson 5 – Hotel Index Displays with No Dates
  • Lesson 6 – Hotel Index Displays by Reference Point
  • Lesson 7 – Hotel Index Displays with Search Qualifiers
  • Lesson 8 – Hotel Index Re-display and Update
  • Lesson 9 – Advanced Hotel Description
  • Lesson 10 – Optional Fields in the Sell Entry
  • Lesson 11 – More Optional Fields in the Sell Entry
  • Lesson 12 – Hotel Segment Modification

+ 2 exercises + 3 quizzes + 1 exam

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

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

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 the specified duration of your course.

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.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!