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What Primary GDS System Are You Using?

Sabre
44 (54.3%)
Amadeus
25 (30.9%)
Galileo
2 (2.5%)
WorldSpan
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Internet Based System
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #450 on: November 30, 2014, 05:22:25 PM »
Lufthansa pilots are at it again. This is crazy. And when people want to get home from their holiday.

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #451 on: November 30, 2014, 06:33:17 PM »
I always get it changed and documented regardless.

Some airlines are easier to do then others.

I don't think LY ever changed a name.  :)

No they don't not even a letter in a nane

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #452 on: December 01, 2014, 06:13:15 PM »
The IAR is whatever, but the ARC Specialist course doesn't teach you that, the test is so so so so so outdated, its pretty 80s, so far that I had to drop the test, even after they promised me that a revision is coming out but never happened

From ARC:

We’ve completed a major overhaul to the ARC Specialist Training and Certification Program and are excited to release the upgrades in January 2015. Changes to the program include updated course content, streamlined technology and the elimination of the current recertification examination.

Travel agents that are already ARC Specialists are no longer required to retake the ARC Specialist examination every four years. Instead, they will be required to complete one continuing education module, hosted on an enhanced online platform, every year to maintain certification.

Travel agents who would like to become ARC Specialists will have the option of taking the course and examination online (also using the new and enhanced online platform) or in a classroom setting, offered twice a year at ARC’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. New ARC Specialists that obtain the designation anytime within 2015 will have 365 days to complete the first continuing education module.

More information regarding the January 2015 release of the updated ARC Specialist Training and Certification Program, including the new training website, registration and FAQs will be provided in the coming weeks.
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #453 on: December 01, 2014, 06:17:14 PM »
From ARC:

We’ve completed a major overhaul to the ARC Specialist Training and Certification Program and are excited to release the upgrades in January 2015. Changes to the program include updated course content, streamlined technology and the elimination of the current recertification examination.

Travel agents that are already ARC Specialists are no longer required to retake the ARC Specialist examination every four years. Instead, they will be required to complete one continuing education module, hosted on an enhanced online platform, every year to maintain certification.

Travel agents who would like to become ARC Specialists will have the option of taking the course and examination online (also using the new and enhanced online platform) or in a classroom setting, offered twice a year at ARC’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. New ARC Specialists that obtain the designation anytime within 2015 will have 365 days to complete the first continuing education module.

More information regarding the January 2015 release of the updated ARC Specialist Training and Certification Program, including the new training website, registration and FAQs will be provided in the coming weeks.
Great news, source pls

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #454 on: December 01, 2014, 07:04:46 PM »
Great news, source pls

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #455 on: December 01, 2014, 07:05:24 PM »
How many of these types of emails do you get a day  :)

Hello Dear Travel Consultant

My name is mr william kelly i would like you to be kind enough to book my reservation for me and my nephew kindly find details below

1 Course: JFK/CMN/JFK
Departure 05 dec and return 12 dec

Last name:KELLY
First name:william

2 Course:ABJ/CMN/ABJ
Departure 05 dec and return 12 dec
Last name: KELLY
First name: angelas jolie

Thanks in advance awaiting reservation details also kindly includ the form of payment you accept

kindest regards
KELLY
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #456 on: December 01, 2014, 07:30:32 PM »
How many of these types of emails do you get a day  :)

Hello Dear Travel Consultant

My name is mr william kelly i would like you to be kind enough to book my reservation for me and my nephew kindly find details below

1 Course: JFK/CMN/JFK
Departure 05 dec and return 12 dec

Last name:KELLY
First name:william

2 Course:ABJ/CMN/ABJ
Departure 05 dec and return 12 dec
Last name: KELLY
First name: angelas jolie

Thanks in advance awaiting reservation details also kindly includ the form of payment you accept

kindest regards
KELLY
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #457 on: December 01, 2014, 07:34:07 PM »
I want to learn how to use these programs. Where do I start?
Do I have to become licensed as an iata agent?

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #458 on: December 01, 2014, 09:38:37 PM »
Nationwide Strikes in Belgium on December 8 and 15. UA has a waiver out now. So convenient for holiday travel. BRU is a big connecting hub.
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #459 on: December 01, 2014, 10:01:45 PM »
Nationwide Strikes in Belgium on December 8 and 15. UA has a waiver out now. So convenient for holiday travel. BRU is a big connecting hub.
What about LH?

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #460 on: December 02, 2014, 07:36:40 AM »
Did my first extra bag on LY. Took me a while to figure it out, but finally got it with the help of Sabre support desk.

1. Pull up price list for air extras on the ticket (if ticketed)
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WPAE*T[TICKET LINE #(s)] You can do multiple pax at the same time for this part. If unticketed, the AE price list can generally be pulled up with WPAE, or by first doing a WP, and then either WP*AE or WP*BAG.

2. Add the AE to the PNR:
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AE‡1A[LINE NUMBER]3. Send SSR:
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*AES Each air extra will have an SSR code. The AE will not HD ("PAYMENT REQUIRED" status, which is the only status an AE can be issued on) until the SSR is sent and KK'd.
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3[SSR CODE FROM ABOVE][SEG#]-[PAX#] On LY 2nd bag is 3XBAS, and 3rd is 3XBAT. You can only send SSR for 1 pax at a time. Sending for multiple pax will return NO. Took me a while to figure that part out
Once SSR KKs the *AE will show status HD, and then you can issue EMD as follows:

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W‡EMD*AE[AE#(S)]
Example:
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W‡EMD*AE1-4«                                                   
* CREDIT VERIFICATION IN PROGRESS                               
OK     600.00  162416                                           
AIR EXTRAS FULFILLED                                           
OK 6.6
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #461 on: December 02, 2014, 07:48:49 AM »
Did my first extra bag on LY. Took me a while to figure it out, but finally got it with the help of Sabre support desk.

Code: [Select]
WPAE-BG*T[TICKET NUMBER(S)] You can do multiple pax at the same time for this part
Code: [Select]
AE‡1A[LINE NUMBER]
Code: [Select]
*AES Each air extra will have an SSR code. The AE will not HD until the SSR is sent and KKd
Code: [Select]
3[SSR CODE FROM ABOVE][SEG#]-[PAX#] On LY 2nd bag is 3XBAS, and 3rd is 3XBAT. You can only send SSR for 1 pax at a time. Sending for multiple pax will return NO. Took me a while to figure that part out
Once SSR KKs the the AE will HD and you can issue EMD as follows:
Code: [Select]
W‡EMD*AE[AE#(S)]
Code: [Select]
W‡EMD*AE1-4«                                                   
* CREDIT VERIFICATION IN PROGRESS                               
OK     600.00  162416                                           
AIR EXTRAS FULFILLED                                           
OK 6.6
In Amadeus, I never did bags, as those were much complicated process, like manually writing an EMD, amt, present at, etc

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #462 on: December 02, 2014, 08:05:48 AM »
Is there any way to pay for an extra bag on UA in advance?
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #463 on: December 02, 2014, 08:08:51 AM »
Is there any way to pay for an extra bag on UA in advance?
Doesn't appear so. What would be the point anyway, there is no discount for advanced purchase
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #464 on: December 02, 2014, 10:22:28 AM »
Doesn't appear so. What would be the point anyway, there is no discount for advanced purchase

Lot's of customers like to take care of things in advance.
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