Next start date

June 2018


Feb, June & Oct

Study options

8 wks


Greenwich, Greenford**

VIASINC has developed with IATA this special course to teach fares and ticketing from the GDS perspective. Students are taught how to construct fares for complex international itineraries using the IATA Fare Formula and the Mileage System.

How will this course progress my career?

The Sabre Reservations System is an industry standard booking system This course is ideal for anyone wanting to gain a full and hands-on understanding of Airline Reservations on the Sabre GDS system. Many travel companies require a good knowledge of online booking systems such as Sabre and this course will allow you to gain extensive hands-on experience and knowledge, helping you to succeed in the travel industry. This course is industry recognised.

Career options

This course is recommended for those who are or are looking to become:
  • Travel agents
  • Airline fares desk agents
  • Airline ticket agents
  • Agents at call centres

How is this course structured?

The course is made up of 32 lessons, 7 quizzes, 1 practice exam and a 130-page workbook, studied over 7 weeks (3 hour sessions on Saturdays), covering the following topics:

Circle Trip Minimum check (CTM), Common Point Minimum check (CPM), Country of Origin Minimum (COM), Direct Fare Undercut Check (DFUC), EMA, EMS, Fare Break Point (FBP), Higher Intermediate Point (HIP), IATA areas, IATA Fare Formula, International Sales Indicators (ISI), Lowest Combination Principle (LCP), MPM, NUCs, One-way Backhaul Check (BHC), Round-the-World Minimum check (RWM), TPM, air fares, analyzing itineraries, around-the-world journeys, circle trip fares, class differential, classes of service, connection points, constructed/calculated fare (CF), currency conversion, domestic travel, drawing map diagrams, end-on combinations, global indicators, governing carriers, international travel, journey types, limitations on indirect travel, linear fare construction, mileage displays, mixed class travel, normal fare open jaws, one-way journeys, open jaws, passenger ticket, permissible surface sectors, pricing record, rate of exchange table, retrieving fare displays, round trip fares, rules and conditions, side trips, special fare open jaws, stopover points, surcharge bands, surface sectors, taxes, ticketing.

Entry Requirements

To fully complete the booking form and produce an original copy of your passport.

There are no minimum English language requirements for this programme. Candidates are reminded that the programme is taught in English and a good level of understanding is needed to gain value from the teaching.


The course fees are £390.00

How to apply

Complete and return this application form to apply for this course, and one of our advisors will contact you to follow-up.