Sabre Expert

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 course you will cover:

  • 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.
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At your own pace

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

Unlimited Tutor Support ™

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

Awarding body: VIASINC
Our course ref: TR006

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

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

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
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 – 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

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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