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

Galileo Training Courses


Course: INTRODUCTION TO GALILEO
Completion Time: 40 hours
Course Structure: 21 Lessons, 4 Quizzes, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $199
Course Description: A fast-paced yet thorough introduction to the Galileo GDS.
Subjects Covered...
Galileo HELP, Best Buy, 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 GALILEO
Completion Time: 120 hours
Overall Structure: 71 Lessons, 22 Exercises, 22 Quizzes, 6 Final Exams (one exam per course)
Cost: USD $399
Package Description: A special package of six courses providing comprehensive coverage of the Galileo GDS.
Subjects Covered...
Course 1, Airline Reservations: ARNK segments, basic and advanced BF fields, basic and advanced BF retrieval entries, basic and advanced flight availability, basic and advanced timetables, book/cancel/rebook/insert segments, calculator functions, calendar functions, change segment status, change/cancel/reboot seat assignments, change/delete/insert BF fields, currency conversion, divide a party, encode/decode aircraft equipment, encode/decode airline names, encode/decode cities and airports, encode/decode countries, encode/decode states and provinces, flight details displays, open segments, passive segments, queues, seat availability maps and assignments, seat configuration maps, schedule changes, sign on and sign off, waitlist segments. Course 2, Automated Fares and Ticketing: Basic fare quote, "Best Buy" fare quote, fare displays, fare notes, fare quote using connection modifier, fare quote using country modifier, fare quote using form-of-payment modifier, fare quote with passenger selection modifier, fare quote with sale date, fare quote with segment selection modifier, fare quote using stopover modifier, filed fares, North American fare displays, print tickets, print tickets from queue, ticketing modifiers. Course 3, Rental Car Reservations: Availability, availability from a segment, availability from an index, availability with modifiers, book directly, book from availability or quote, book with flight segment reference, book with optional modifiers, car quotes, car quotes from a car index, car quotes from a flight segment, car quotes with modifiers, car rules, car segment modification, car update entries, corporate policy description display, index displays, location policy description display, low-to-high car quote, reference points, vehicle-type codes. Course 4, Hotel Reservations: Availability based on a reference point, availability from a flight segment, availability from a reference point list, availability from an index, availability from index without flight, availability with search qualifiers, availability without a flight segment, book from availability, book with optional fields, complete availability, hotel descriptions, hotel update, hotel segment modification, index based on a reference point, index from flight segment, index from reference point list, index with search qualifiers, index without a flight segment, optional booking fields, rate rules from complete availability, reference points, search qualifiers. Course 5, LeisureShopper: Search for a LeisureShopper tour package, Check package availability, Select package components, Price a LeisureShopper tour, Complete a LeisureShopper booking, Apply payment to a LeisureShopper booking, Cancel a LeisureShopper booking, Check LeisureShopper cruise availability and select a sailing, Select a rate code, Select a price category and a cabin number, Enter passenger information and preferences, Price a LeisureShopper cruise, Complete a LeisureShopper cruise booking, Cancel a LeisureShopper cruise booking. Course 6, TIMATIC: Using the TIMATIC full-text database, Visa and health information by itinerary segment, City and country code tables, Group lists, Rules and news, TIMATIC Help, Other TIMATIC information referencing a BF.



Course: GALILEO - AIRLINE RESERVATIONS
Completion Time: 50 hours
Course Structure: 36 Lessons, 10 Exercises, 10 Quizzes, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $199
Course Description: Provides detailed coverage of all Galileo functions related to air and flight bookings. This course teaches you how to construct complete reservations (Booking Files) for itineraries that include flight bookings only. It also covers Galileo reference systems that can assist with airline reservations. (Note: This course also comes bundled with the Galileo Comprehensive Training Package.)
Subjects Covered...
ARNK segments, basic and advanced BF fields, basic and advanced BF retrieval entries, basic and advanced flight availability, basic and advanced timetables, book/cancel/rebook/insert segments, calculator functions, calendar functions, change segment status, change/cancel/reboot seat assignments, change/delete/insert BF fields, currency conversion, divide a party, encode/decode aircraft equipment, encode/decode airline names, encode/decode cities and airports, encode/decode countries, encode/decode states and provinces, flight details displays, open segments, passive segments, queues, seat availability maps and assignments, seat configuration maps, schedule changes, sign on and sign off, waitlist segments.



Course: GALILEO - AUTOMATED FARES AND TICKETING
Completion Time: 25 hours
Course Structure: 12 Lessons, 4 Exercises, 2 Quizzes, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $129
Course Description: Provides detailed coverage of all Galileo functions related to fares, pricing, and ticketing. (Note: This course also comes bundled with the Galileo Comprehensive Training Package.)
Subjects Covered...
Basic fare quote, "Best Buy" fare quote, fare displays, fare notes, fare quote using connection modifier, fare quote using country modifier, fare quote using form-of-payment modifier, fare quote with passenger selection modifier, fare quote with sale date, fare quote with segment selection modifier, fare quote using stopover modifier, filed fares, North American fare displays, print tickets, print tickets from queue, ticketing modifiers.



Course: GALILEO - 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 Galileo 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 Galileo Comprehensive Training Package.)
Subjects Covered...
Availability, availability from a segment, availability from an index, availability with modifiers, book directly, book from availability or quote, book with flight segment reference, book with optional modifiers, car quotes, car quotes from a car index, car quotes from a flight segment, car quotes with modifiers, car rules, car segment modification, car update entries, corporate policy description display, index displays, location policy description display, low-to-high car quote, reference points, vehicle-type codes.



Course: GALILEO - 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 Galileo 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 Galileo Comprehensive Training Package.)
Subjects Covered...
Availability based on a reference point, availability from a flight segment, availability from a reference point list, availability from an index, availability from index without flight, availability with search qualifiers, availability without a flight segment, book from availability, book with optional fields, complete availability, hotel descriptions, hotel update, hotel segment modification, index based on a reference point, index from flight segment, index from reference point list, index with search qualifiers, index without a flight segment, optional booking fields, rate rules from complete availability, reference points, search qualifiers.



Course: GALILEO - LEISURESHOPPER
Completion Time: 6 hours
Course Structure: 2 Lessons, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $99
Course Description: Provides detailed coverage of all Galileo functions related to booking leisure travel, tours, and cruises... with a focus on the LeisureShopper booking engine. (Note: This course also comes bundled with the Galileo Comprehensive Training Package.)
Subjects Covered...
Search for a LeisureShopper tour package, Check package availability, Select package components, Price a LeisureShopper tour, Complete a LeisureShopper booking, Apply payment to a LeisureShopper booking, Cancel a LeisureShopper booking, Check LeisureShopper cruise availability and select a sailing, Select a rate code, Select a price category and a cabin number, Enter passenger information and preferences, Price a LeisureShopper cruise, Complete a LeisureShopper cruise booking, Cancel a LeisureShopper cruise booking.



Course: GALILEO - TIMATIC
Completion Time: 12 hours
Course Structure: 7 Lessons, 2 Quizzes, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $99
Course Description: Provides detailed coverage of how to access and use the Timatic reference system to look up passport, visa, health, and other information related to international travel. (Note: This course also comes bundled with the Galileo Comprehensive Training Package.)
Subjects Covered...
Using the TIMATIC full-text database, Visa and health information by itinerary segment, City and country code tables, Group lists, Rules and news, TIMATIC Help, Other TIMATIC information referencing a BF.