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How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« on: April 17, 2015, 01:24:45 AM »
lets talk about How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets.
as of my knowledge, travel agents book tickets through a booking program called "Amadeus", I have got a link to a training booklet of the program:
http://www.amadeus.com/web/binaries/1332970199128/blobheader=application/pdf&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue1=attachment%3B+filename%3DTraining_Manual_1A_PK.pdf

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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 01:27:05 AM »
lets talk about How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets.
as of my knowledge, travel agents book tickets through a booking program called "Amadeus", I have got a link to a training booklet of the program:
http://www.amadeus.com/web/binaries/1332970199128/blobheader=application/pdf&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue1=attachment%3B+filename%3DTraining_Manual_1A_PK.pdf
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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 01:27:48 AM »
lets talk about How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets.
as of my knowledge, travel agents book tickets through a booking program called "Amadeus", I have got a link to a training booklet of the program:
http://www.amadeus.com/web/binaries/1332970199128/blobheader=application/pdf&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue1=attachment%3B+filename%3DTraining_Manual_1A_PK.pdf
What exactly is your points here?

And BTW TAs use a system called a GDS. Amadeus is one of the providers.
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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 01:34:02 AM »
What exactly is your points here?

And BTW TAs use a system called a GDS. Amadeus is one of the providers.
please explain more

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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 07:33:57 AM »


lets talk about How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets.

OK, what is your goal here?

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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 07:47:08 AM »

OK, what is your goal here?

To become one?

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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 08:09:39 AM »
OP said, "let's talk about." Doesn't seem like there is any other agenda. He just wants us to talk about it.

Okay, so here goes. Hey, guys, did ya hear? Travel Agents have a computer program that they play on their computers!

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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2015, 09:03:25 AM »
OP said, "let's talk about." Doesn't seem like there is any other agenda. He just wants us to talk about it.

Okay, so here goes. Hey, guys, did ya hear? Travel Agents have a computer program that they play on their computers!
Its actually a DOS type of game, ah, the good old times

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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2015, 09:05:08 AM »
Why can't they have done boxed looking UI?

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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2015, 09:12:07 AM »
Why can't they have done boxed looking UI?
Not as powerful. Why do you think good programmers still use command prompt
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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2015, 09:39:31 AM »
Not as powerful. Why do you think good programmers still use command prompt

Because it looks cool.  ;)
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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2015, 01:22:07 PM »
Sounds like OP just wants to find out more about how travel agents operate. Nobody seems to have answered him (I don't know well enough so I can't say).

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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2015, 02:42:27 PM »
Sounds like OP just wants to find out more about how travel agents operate. Nobody seems to have answered him (I don't know well enough so I can't say).
Sounds like he wants to tell a story, not to find out

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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2015, 03:34:30 PM »
Sounds like OP just wants to find out more about how travel agents operate. Nobody seems to have answered him (I don't know well enough so I can't say).

Sounds like he wants to tell a story, not to find out

Actually, I'll tell you what it actually sounds like. It sounds like OP just found out that the way that travel agents have access to availability that is not open to the general public is by using a GDS. Then somebody sent him a link to the Amadeus training book (which can be found by google search.) https://www.google.com/#q=amadeus+gds+manual

This made OP think, "Hmmm, I wonder if this could be exploited somehow? I know, the guys at DDF probably know." So instead of just posting, "Guys, can Amadeus be exploited by a non-TA?" he was more subtle and just said, "Let's talk about how travel agents book tickets..." He then threw in some info (sort of) -- "as of my knowledge, travel agents book tickets through a booking program called "Amadeus" -- thereby presenting himself as someone who was bringing info to the table and not merely grasping at straws and fishing for others to cough up all the info. Oh, and then he threw in some proof of his insider knowledge -- "I have got a link to a training booklet of the program" -- which echoes his opening words of "let's talk about...." which makes it sound as if a conversation were to actually start, OP would be able to contribute to it further.

Just my take.  :P

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Re: How Travel Agents Book Flight tickets
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2015, 03:40:43 PM »
WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!! travel agents book on Kayak :P
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