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
  • Amtrak Reservations
  • Tour 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.

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 50 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.


Each module is concluded with an exam, like the course, it’s online too!

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 – Course intro, system access, encoding/decoding
Lesson 2 – Retrieving and Ignoring PNRs, Similar Name Lists
Lesson 3 – Displaying PNR fields
Lesson 4 – Displaying basic city pair availability
Lesson 5 – Return city pair availability
Lesson 6 – Flight detail displays, decoding mixed booking codes, airline alliances, air extras
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 – Cancelling segments, changing/deleting basic passenger data
Lesson 12 – Entering 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, wait-listed segs, book-conf segs, ARNK
Lesson 19 – Cancel and re-book segments
Lesson 20 – Inserting segments
Lesson 21 – Reducing a party
Lesson 22 – Dividing a party
Lesson 23 – STARS
Lesson 24 – Seat reservations, booking seats by area
Lesson 25 – Seat maps
Lesson 26 – Seat assignment from a seat map, change and cancel
Lesson 27 – The queue system I
Lesson 28 – The queue system II
Lesson 29 – Calculator functions, calendar functions, time functions, currency, minimum connecting times
Lesson 30 – DRS
Lesson 31 – Format Finder
Lesson 32 – Total Access, Direct Access Function
Lesson 33 – Multi Access function of Total Access
+ 8 exercises + 10 quizzes + 1 final 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, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

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

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.