Author: Sabre West Africa

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Why you should use an Airline Internet Booking Engine

Before the advent of the Internet Booking Engine, especially until the 1950s, reservations in the airline industry were made in manual systems at a centralized reservation center. This center was a room filled with groups of people with physical cards that represented an inventory, otherwise called, a seat on an airplane. In the late 1950s, American Airlines wanted a system that would allow real-time access to flight details in all of its offices, including the integration and automation of its booking and ticketing processes. Thus in 1952, it introduced an...

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Understanding Sabre City Pair Availability

City Pair Availability (CPA) or Air Schedule is the display of flight times and seats offered between a specific city pair. In other words, the CPA displays flight information for air transportation offered between two cities. Thus, all participating carriers’ availability is displayed equally and are all subject to the same display factors. City pair availability may be made up to 331 days in advance. Using City Pair Availability It is used by travel agents on a daily basis to view flights operated by various carriers. Agents must use the...

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Hahn Air, Sabre partner on training Travel Agents in Lagos

Hahn Air, a German airline and distribution specialist, and the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, Sabre Travel Network, have been training some travel agents in the aviation industry about reservations and issuing of tickets on the Sabre GDS using the Hahn Air document. The two-day training workshop held at the Sabre West Africa Headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, emphasized on how travel agents should relate with their customers and guide them with the necessary information related to their travel needs and itineraries. “For us, we don’t want passengers...

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How to create a PNR on Sabre GDS System

Booking Records are essential for reservations through a GDS like Sabre. On the Sabre GDS system, these booking records are called PNRs (Passenger Name Records). In case you missed our last post on How to Navigate the Sabre Red Workspace, you can read everything here. What is PNR? A PNR is an acronym for Passenger Name Record. It contains all the necessary information for a client’s reservation. A PNR contains both mandatory and optional fields relevant to the type of travel it is being booked for. It is related to...

Navigating the Sabre Red Workspace

Before we continue with navigating the Sabre Red Workspace, we believe, at this juncture, you’d have no problem signing in to the Sabre System. However, if you have a challenge in doing that, you can quickly go through the post by clicking here. Now, the Sabre Red Workspace offers you great features and functionalities that increase your effectiveness and efficiency with clients. It is an agent-booking portal built on a platform that is focused on delivering the greatest experience for you through optimized technology. In this post, we’ll show you...

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Pakistan International Airlines Signs Sabre GDS Agreement

The leading technology provider to the global travel industry, Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), has announced a new content distribution agreement with Asian-based Pakistan International Airlines. As Pakistan’s national flag carrier, the agreement will provide Sabre’s extensive network of travel agents with both domestic and international content via its rich global travel marketplace. The agreement with Sabre’s leading Global Distribution System will have a positive impact on both Pakistan International Airlines and the country’s travel economy. In addition to reinforcing a long-term partnership, joining Sabre will also support the carrier’s business strategy...

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Al Safeer Travel Signs New Multi-Year Agreement with Sabre

Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, and one of the leading travel agencies in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Al Safeer Travel has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement to continue usage of Sabre’s technology to manage the agency’s travel. Al Safeer Travel will, under this agreement, continue to access Sabre’s intelligent platform, Sabre Red 360, allowing it to bring a higher degree of data, content, and flexibility to differentiate its offering. The platform will also make the travel company compete more effectively and grow faster in...

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Brazil’s Azul Airlines adopts Sabre Air Centre Crew Manager

Azul Airlines, Brazil’s fastest-growing airline, has completed its migration to the Sabre AirCentre Crew Manager. The comprehensive technology will enable the airline to quickly manage and track all crew operations – one of the most costly and complex aspects of airline operations – from a single, integrated and real-time platform. This marks the first implementation of Crew Manager in the South and Central America. The Crew Manager helps an airline maximize crew utilization, enable cost control and support regulatory compliance through optimized planning, innovative tracking and management, and disruption management...

Understanding the Sabre GDS System Commands

By now, you must have been very familiar with what Sabre is. If you aren’t, you can know more about us here. However, one thing we’ll want you to know is that the Sabre GDS system has consistently been rated the number one in the world and continues to maintain a leadership position in bookings share. As a travel agency, you now have at your fingertips a host of technology solutions that will serve as your gateway to a wide variety of travel and travel-related services. So, whether you’re in...