Global Distribution Systems Fares and Ticketing Course - AMADEUS

Price: £399
Duration: 50 hours

  Explore and interpret Global Distribution Systems Fares (GDS) by using mileage system pricing.  
  What you will learn  
  Upon completing this course you will be able to:  
  - Analyze GDS displays relevant to mileage system pricing  
  - Identify and price different journey types  
  - Read, interpret, and apply fare rules  
  - Check minimum-fare rules in pricing itineraries  
  - Use GDS to issue tickets for manually-priced reservations  
  Course format  
  - This distance learning course is delivered online through a web-based program.  
  - This course requires approximately 50 hours of study, to be completed in 18 months.  
  - Downloadable Workbook with exercises, GDS commands, maps, and definitions of key journey pricing principles.  
  - Minimum system requirements: Windows 95, Internet Explorer 5.5, 16MB memory.  
  - Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.  
  - Learners must already be familiar with GDS system functionality, basic commands, and have the ability to interpret booked itineraries.  
  Key Topics   
  - Introduction to mileage based air fares, analyzing itineraries and retrieving fares from a GDS  
  - Pricing one-way and circle trip practice exercises  
  - Limitations on indirect travel, side trips and surface sectors  
  - Backhauls, circle trips, journeys in different classes of service and alternative fare break points  
  - Lowest combinations, round-the-world journeys and minimum checks
  Who should attend  
  This course is recommended for existing or aspiring:  
  - Airline fares desk agents  
  - Travel agents  
  - Airline ticket agents  
  - Call center agents  
  Certificate awarded  
  An IATA Certificate is awarded to participants successfully passing the final exam.  
  Exam information  
  Please read the General Information on Distance Learning Exams, and check the Distance Learning - Course edition list for exams when booking your exam.  
  Exam Delivery Method: Supervised exam in IATA Exam location. Physical Attendance is required. Depending on exam venue availability online exams are available.  
  Exam Format: Multiple Choice questions. Open Text Book, Foldout Maps are not permitted  
  Number of questions: 100  
  Time Allowance: 3 hours  
  Passing Grade: 60 correct answers  
  Distinction Grade: 85 correct answers  
  Number of exam attempts: 2  
  Additional Information   
  Further Training  
  Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.  


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