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 transition from another Global Distribution System to the Sabre system or you are new to the travel industry, we are here to help you gain a working knowledge and understanding of the Sabre system as quickly as possible.
First, let’s take a look at the Sabre GDS System Keyboard.
Sabre GDS System Keyboard
To perform certain tasks on the system, you’ll need a keyboard. The table below describes the functionality of the keyboard to perform specific functions.
|1. PF keys||Also called function keys. Used to store |
formats that are used repeatedly.
|2. Main keyboard||Number and letter keys used for most typing and entry functions.|
|3. Miscellaneous keys||Used to insert and delete information, reenter, |
reset cursor to top left, the margin of the screen,
and place text in the upper portion of the screen.
|4. Arrow keys||Used to move the cursor up, down, left, |
and right on the screen.
|5. Numeric keypad||Functions as a calculator.|
|6. Alt key||Performs a function if depressed in |
conjunction with another key.
|7. Ctrl key||Performs a function if depressed in |
conjunction with another key or keys.
|8. Identification Code Keys (ICK)||Agents use these keys, combined with letters and |
numbers, to perform specific functions
in the Sabre system.
Identification Code Keys
As an agent, you can use these keys to perform, as we have written above, specific functions in the Sabre system. These keys in the table below are a combination of letters and numbers.
|1||Availability||Displays city pair availability. |
|2||Flight Information (FLIFO)||Request flight Information. |
|3||General Passenger Information (GFAX)||Send general passenger information |
to all airlines except American Airlines.
3OSI DL HAS BROKEN LEG
|4||General Passenger Information for AA |
|Send general passenger information |
to American Airlines.
4OSI HAS BROKEN LEG
|5||Remarks||Add remarks about the passenger or the reservation.|
5NEEDS HYATT HOTEL IN SYDNEY
|6||Received From||Add “received from” (the person from whom the reservation request was received). |
|7||Ticketing||Add ticketing deadline. |
|8||Time Limit||Add time limit – automatically cancels |
the reservation if no ticket is issued.
|9||Phone Number||Add phone number. |
|0||Sell Segment||Sell segment (air, car, hotel, etc). |
|–||Name||Add passenger name. |
|*(=)||Display||Displays information when used in |
combination with other characters.
To know more about the identification code keys, specific function keys and other editing keys as used in the Sabre system, you can download the free Sabre GDS system training resource here.
In our next post, we shall look at how to sign into the Sabre GDS system.
About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network, and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.