The Air Availability and Schedules feature provides travel agencies with access to reservation information and schedules for more than 400 airlines through the Sabre® global distribution system.
The Air Availability and Schedules package offers a comprehensive array of functionality with its City Pair Availability and Schedules features.
With the City Pair Availability feature, flight information is available for booking up to 331 days in advance for carriers that participate in Full Availability and 180 days for carriers that participate in Basic Booking Request. This feature displays non-stop and direct flights, and two-segment and three-segment connections. In addition to the basic board and off points and departure and arrival time, qualifiers can be used to streamline and simplify a search entry. Such qualifiers include:
Abbreviated City Pair Availability follow-up entries include:
With the Schedules feature, our easy-to-understand display enables you to quickly find the flights your customers need. And you can offer electronic ticketing on more carriers – from more countries – than any other GDS. The Sabre GDS dynamically constructs connect points to create a significant number of flight options. Minimum connect times, including published exceptions, are updated on a weekly basis via a file from OAG Inc. Maximum connect time allowances for the Sabre system are:
All possible connections between board and off points are built using dynamic connect point construction, minimum and maximum connect times and traffic restrictions. Flight schedules are shown based upon rules and service factors such as default departure time, interline and inter-airport connections and stops. Displays include:
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