Sabre Introduces Automated Faring

by Michele McDonald

Sabre has worked with the SkyTeam airline alliance and the Airline Tariff Publishing Co. to develop a new industry standard for the booking of fares for round-the-world and circle trips (those that begin and end in the same city).

The standard will help reduce administrative costs associated with updating and managing the products, according to Sabre.

Travel agents booking multi-destination journeys will no longer need to manually add up the prices of each segment of a passenger’s journey, a tedious chore that is error-prone.

The technology provides a total fare for the passenger’s entire journey.

Reduced debit memos  
It also is likely to reduce agency debit memos that are incurred when there is a discrepancy between the fare offered and the airline’s published price.  

The new capability is immediately available for SkyTeam’s Go Round the World fares and for Go Round Asia & South West Pacific passes.

The passes, which allow two to 10 stops, one of which must be in Australia or New Zealand, are valid for one year.

SkyTeam includes Delta, Air France, KLM, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, AirEuropa, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, Tarom, Vietnam Airlines and XiamenAir.

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