Sabre Introduction

Our course code: TR004

Course fee £295 or from £23 per month

Enrol on this course

Most travel companies use a GDS (Global Distribution System) to book flights, hotels and car hire. Learning a GDS has many benefits, it could mean securing your ideal travel job. With many travel companies requiring a comprehensive knowledge of online booking systems, it is essential to be a competent user of Sabre.

Sabre was developed by American Airlines in the 1960s and now boasts a huge worldwide usage. Sabre has around 30% of the global market and has a very strong presence in the USA.

Airlines using Sabre include American Airlines, All Nippon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Singapore Airlines. Other Companies: American Express, Expedia, Travelocity, Kayak, Reed & Mackay, Hillgate, Omega World Travel

Browse our selection of Sabre courses to get started. The Sabre courses have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills.

This course provides you with a full introduction to the entire Sabre system.

On this Sabre Introduction course, you will learn about:

  • Flight reservations
  • Automated Fares and Ticketing
  • Car Hire
  • Hotel reservations

An intro to the Sabre system. Ideal for new or existing travel agents who’ve not used a 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

Guided learning time: 50 hours. However, time may be require for additional reading, writing and research.

Study Method

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

This course contains:

  • 23 lessons
  • 5 quizzes
  • 1 exam

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 one online exam to be taken at the end of the course. 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 - You don't need any prior knowledge of GDS systems to start this course.

Course Content

1: Lesson 1 – Course Introduction, Signing In/Out, Retrieving a PNR
  • Lesson 1 – Navigation Tutorial
  • Lesson 2 – Course Introduction, Sign In/Out, PNR Retrieval
  • Lesson 3 – Encode and Decode
  • Lesson 4 – Flight Availability, Flight Information, Codeshares, Alliances, LCCs and Schedules
  • Lesson 5 – The Mandatory PNR Fields
  • Lesson 6 – Build and End Complete PNRs
  • Lesson 7 – Optional PNR Information
  • Lesson 8 – More Optional PNR Information
  • Lesson 9 – PNR Management
  • Lesson 10 – Seat Assignments
  • Lesson 11 – Seat Maps
  • Lesson 12 – Rental Car Reservations
  • Lesson 13 – Misc. Car Displays, Rule Displays and Policy Displays
  • Lesson 14 – Hotel Reservations
  • Lesson 15 – Hotel Search Qualifiers and Optional Sell Fields
  • Lesson 16 – Fare Displays and Fare Rules
  • Lesson 17 – Itinerary Pricing
  • Lesson 18 – Ticketing
  • Lesson 19 – Queues
  • Lesson 20 – Queue Tasks
  • Lesson 21 – Currency Conversion and Other Miscellaneous Functions
  • Lesson 22 – Format Finder
  • Lesson 23 – GDS to DCS (optional)

+ 5 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 is one exam 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.

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

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