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The Apollo training curriculum consists of the online courses listed below. Click or scroll down to learn more and register.

Apollo Training Courses


Course: INTRODUCTION TO APOLLO
Completion Time: 40 hours
Course Structure: 20 Lessons, 3 Quizzes, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $199
Course Description: A fast-paced yet thorough introduction to the Apollo GDS.
Subjects Covered...
Apollo HELP, Dollar Saver, PNR data change and delete, PNR mandatory fields, PNR optional fields, building a complete PNR, car booking (CarMaster), changing segment status, classes of service, encode/decode cities, airports and airlines, fare quote, fares, flight availability, flight service information, hotel booking (RoomMaster), introduction to reducing/dividing PNRs, itinerary pricing, queues, rules, seat assignments, seat maps, sign-off, sign-on, storing a fare, tariff displays, ticketing.



Training Package: COMPREHENSIVE APOLLO
Completion Time: 100 hours
Overall Structure: 54 Lessons, 35 Drills, 17 Exercises, 19 Quizzes, 4 Final Exams (one exam per course)
Cost: USD $349
Package Description: A special package of four courses providing comprehensive coverage of the Apollo GDS.
Subjects Covered...
Course 1, Airline Reservations: Agent assembly areas, ARNK segments, basic and advanced PNR fields, basic and advanced PNR retrieval entries, basic and advanced flight availability, book/cancel/rebook/insert segments, calculator functions, calendar functions, change and delete PNR fields, change segment status, currency conversion, encode/decode airline names, encode/decode cities and airports, flight itinerary verifying, flight service information, open segments, passive segments, queues, reduce and divide party, schedule changes, seat maps and assignments, sign on and sign off, waitlist segments. Course 2, Automated Fares and Ticketing: ATFQ line with form of payment, ATFQ line with name selection, ATFQ line with passenger type, ATFQ with segment selection, "Dollar Saver", fare and schedule displays, international fare quotes, international tariff displays, North American fare quotes, North American tariff displays, print tickets, print tickets from queue, print tickets without ATFQ line, rules displays. Course 3, Rental Car Reservations: Availability and quotes with modifiers, availability from car quote, quote from car availability, availability and quote by flight segment, availability and quote from a car index, availability with vehicle type, availability with vendor code, car modification entries, car quote displays, car quote with a vehicle type, car rules, car update entries, description displays, distance and direction modifier, index display, index display with vendor code, availability display, location modifier, low-to-high car quote displays, low-to-high car quote with vehicle types and vendor, reference points, sell and insert after itinerary segment, sell direct referencing last segment, sell direct, sell from an availability or quote display, sell with modifiers, vehicle type codes. Course 4, Hotel Reservations: Availability from PNR segment, availability from index, availability with qualifiers, availability from reference point list, book from availability, book with optional fields, guarantees, hotel descriptions, hotel segment modification, hotel update, index from PNR segment index from reference point list, index with qualifiers, reference points, search qualifiers.



Course: APOLLO: MOVING FROM SABRE
Completion Time: 30 hours
Course Structure: 16 Lessons, 16 Drills, 6 Exercises, 6 Quizzes, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $199
Course Description: A specially designed course for experienced Sabre users making the move to Apollo. This course will leverage your knowledge of Sabre to teach you Apollo in a fraction of the time.
Subjects Covered...
ATFQ, CarMaster, FLIFO displays, PNR data change, PNR data delete, PNR mandatory fields, PNR optional fields, RoomMaster, VIT displays, action codes, arrival-unknown segments, dollar saver, boarding passes, calculator functions, cancel and rebook, changing segment status, claiming a PNR, client Pro-Files, credit card authorization, currency conversion, decode, dividing a party, encode, fare quotes, flight availability, flight schedule displays, HELP screens, itinerary printing, itinerary pricing, links, minimum connecting times, moving and inserting segments, open segments, passive segments, printability function, profiles, queue minders, queues, reducing a party, routing/destination codes (Canada), rules, seat assignment, seat maps, segment sell options, sending a PNR to a queue, signing on and off, similar name lists, switching Agent Assembly Areas, tariff displays, ticket printing, time calculator functions, waitlisting.



Course: APOLLO - AIRLINE RESERVATIONS
Completion Time: 50 hours
Course Structure: 26 Lessons, 8 Exercises, 8 Quizzes, 26 Drills, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $199
Course Description: Provides detailed coverage of all Apollo functions related to air and flight bookings. This course teaches you how to construct complete reservations (PNRs) for itineraries that include flight bookings only. It also covers Apollo reference systems that can assist with airline reservations. (Note: This course also comes bundled with the Apollo Comprehensive Training Package.)
Subjects Covered...
Agent assembly areas, ARNK segments, basic and advanced PNR fields, basic and advanced PNR retrieval entries, basic and advanced flight availability, book/cancel/rebook/insert segments, calculator functions, calendar functions, change and delete PNR fields, change segment status, currency conversion, encode/decode airline names, encode/decode cities and airports, flight itinerary verifying, flight service information, open segments, passive segments, queues, reduce and divide party, schedule changes, seat maps and assignments, sign on and sign off, waitlist segments.



Course: APOLLO - AUTOMATED FARES AND TICKETING
Completion Time: 20 hours
Course Structure: 9 Lessons, 3 Exercises, 3 Quizzes, 9 Drills, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $129
Course Description: Provides detailed coverage of all Apollo functions related to fares, pricing, and ticketing. (Note: This course also comes bundled with the Apollo Comprehensive Training Package.)
Subjects Covered...
ATFQ line with form of payment, ATFQ line with name selection, ATFQ line with passenger type, ATFQ with segment selection, "Dollar Saver", fare and schedule displays, international fare quotes, international tariff displays, North American fare quotes, North American tariff displays, print tickets, print tickets from queue, print tickets without ATFQ line, rules displays.



Course: APOLLO - CAR RESERVATIONS
Completion Time: 25 hours
Course Structure: 12 Lessons, 4 Exercises, 5 Quizzes, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $129
Course Description: Provides detailed coverage of all Apollo functions related to car reservations... including functions to search and book rental cars, and find the most convenient car rental locations. (Note: This course also comes bundled with the Apollo Comprehensive Training Package.)
Subjects Covered...
Availability and quotes with modifiers, availability from car quote, quote from car availability, availability and quote by flight segment, availability and quote from a car index, availability with vehicle type, availability with vendor code, car modification entries, car quote displays, car quote with a vehicle type, car rules, car update entries, description displays, distance and direction modifier, index display, index display with vendor code, availability display, location modifier, low-to-high car quote displays, low-to-high car quote with vehicle types and vendor, reference points, sell and insert after itinerary segment, sell direct referencing last segment, sell direct, sell from an availability or quote display, sell with modifiers, vehicle type codes.



Course: APOLLO - HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Completion Time: 20 hours
Course Structure: 7 Lessons, 3 Exercises, 3 Quizzes, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $129
Course Description: Provides detailed coverage of all Apollo functions related to hotel reservations... including functions to search and book hotel rooms, and find hotels that meet specific client criteria. (Note: This course also comes bundled with the Apollo Comprehensive Training Package.)
Subjects Covered...
Availability from PNR segment, availability from index, availability with qualifiers, availability from reference point list, book from availability, book with optional fields, guarantees, hotel descriptions, hotel segment modification, hotel update, index from PNR segment index from reference point list, index with qualifiers, reference points, search qualifiers.