Air

The Sabre® GDS is packed with unparalleled content from over 400 airlines. Zero in on the details you need using our efficient Air capabilities. Be confident, too, that you’re offering great prices: Air delivers published and private fares. 

Need to speed up shopping and booking of air travel, and still capture the best deals for your customers? Want all the related details at your fingertips instead of hunting them down? Air tools are fully integrated—ferreting out availablity, scheduling and the lowest rates, and making ticketing a breeze.

Pricing and Special Offers

Be sure you have the total price for air travel based on airline rules, government taxes, fuel and insurance surcharges, and airport fees. Compute the applicable fare for a specific itinerary, price public fares, private negotiated fares, and state government fares in a single entry, as well as overrides of existing fares. By searching multiple classes of service, Air returns lower fare combinations for booked itineraries.

Key Benefits

  • Compiles all your shopping and booking needs in one convenient source
  • Finds the lowest fares more frequently than any other GDS
  • Alerts you to alternate itineraries for more fare options
  • Enables efficient markup and distribution of your negotiated rates
  • Increases speed and accuracy, while offering your customers more options

Features

Air gives you a commanding set of features and functions. Select the ones that are a good fit for your agency.

Air Availability and Schedules

Easily display nonstop and direct flights, and two-segment and three-segment connections. In addition to the basic board and off points and departure and arrival times, you can use qualifiers to streamline and simplify a search entry.

Air Extras

Access all the travel content you need as efficiently as possible, including airlines' ancillary products and services, with Air Extras.

Air Pricing

Be sure you have the total price for air travel based on airline rules, government taxes, fuel and insurance surcharges, and airport fees. Compute the applicable fare for a specific itinerary, price public fares, private negotiated fares, and state government fares in a single entry, as well as overrides of existing fares. By searching multiple classes of service, Air Pricing returns lower fare combinations for booked itineraries.

Automated Ticketing

We maintain a solid relationship with the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) and Bank Settlement Plans (BSPs) around the world to ensure you have the latest in Automated Ticketing functionality.

Bargain Finder Max

Best for agencies who have an online booking presence and use Sabre Web Services. Sorts and displays hundreds of diverse low fare options for worldwide itineraries—be confident you are offering the best fares. Calendar Shopping feature uses a graphical calendar matrix to quickly display low fares; it also provides alternate date searches.

Low Fare Search

Find lower-priced itinerary options based on specific criteria provided by customers. Recent independent studies reveal that you can find the lowest fares more frequently than any other GDS by using Low Fare Search. This feature searches alternate airlines, airports, time of day and inventory to provide up to 19 lower fare options on domestic itineraries.

Electronic Ticketing

Say goodbye to paper tickets. Sabre has implemented electronic ticketing with 193 carriers in BSP markets and 131 carriers in ARC. And our Unused Electronic Ticketing Report consolidates and lists unused electronic tickets on one convenient report, allowing agencies and airlines to better manage customer's travel dollars.

Fare Quote and Rule Display

Get the ultimate in flexibility and accuracy. With our configurable design you can view all fare quotes with a single FQ action code, select from a variety of display templates, align with industry standard rules, and perform around-the-world and circle trip fare quotes.

FlightFinder

Eliminate the need to read fare rules or manually search for flight availability with this fare-led shopping feature. Starting directly from a fare display, simply indicate the fare you want, number of passengers, and FlightFinderSM does the rest. Only the flights that are applicable and available for outbound and inbound travel will be returned at the selected fare for the indicated number of passengers.

Online Direct Reference System (DRS)

This web-based tool furnishes you with marketing and reference info from participating carriers: Just click a tab in your Air screen.

Plus-Up Pricing

An automated process for consolidators in the US, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada to dynamically mark up fares in the Sabre system at point-of-sale. A new "PU*" qualifier can be added to pricing, Price Quote Records and ticketing formats to add a "plus up" amount, which is offset by the collection of a matching commission amount.

Private Fares

Take your fare management capabilities to a new level with Private Fares, our fare filing tool that further automates the management of your negotiated fare contracts. As a user-friendly, graphical user interface (GUI), Private Fares increases agent productivity and facilitates the management of negotiated fare content.

Unused Electronic Ticketing

Now, you can access unused electronic ticket data just five days beyond the last date of travel on the coupon. The availability of the data has been expanded from seven days to up to 100 days. In addition, we made it easier to search and view the data. You can now sort and display by carrier, specific date or date range or you can combine the options to include both carrier and date range queries.

These Automated QC and Ticketing reports consolidate and list unused electronic tickets in a Sabre-system-hosted database, allowing you to better manage your customers' travel dollars.

We've also integrated the reports through Automated QC and Ticketing, which significantly extends the capabilities to track and apply unused tickets. Through Automated QC and Ticketing, you'll receive unlimited data retention, additional relevant details such as fare paid and city-pair info, plus automatic proactive checks against the database to identify unused ticket matches for possible exchange prior to ticketing.

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