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Sabre™ Basics for OTAs

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So far, you've acquired the building blocks and the tools required to put our APIs together to power your application. Now it's time to start building! This information hub is your instruction manual, covering you from start to finish.

Basic information

Getting started in travel

Are you new to the travel industry? We've got you covered with this overview of the industry, how Sabre fits in, and what you can do next.

Quick start checklist

Convinced that you want in, but unsure what to do next? Our quick-start guide covers how to create a Dev Studio account, get a Sabre session token, and allows you to play with our sample code.

Sabre work area

So far, so good! You've gotten through the checklists, acquired your session token, and are ready to dive deeper into the world of Sabre APIs.

This page is an introduction to the Sabre Work Area and explains what it is, how to use it, and some common use cases.


The Sabre glossary contains a list of terms and acronyms frequently used by airlines, the travel industry, and even the lingo used within Sabre.

Hint: Bookmark this page to always have it at hand in case you need to check the meaning of something!

Passenger name records

A Passenger Name Record (PNR) is the basic building block of almost any Sabre API call, so it's no wonder that we have an entire page dedicated to it! Check out this page for a handy introduction to the world of PNRs.

Orchestrated APIs

Go here for an introduction to orchestrated APIs, services that combine multiple transactions into one call. After all, more than one of our workflows makes use of orchestrated APIs, so it's good to be in the know!


REST APIs: token credentials

Are you curious about how to construct sessionless token credentials? This page is a guide that takes you through the process and introduces two methods of constructing sessionless token credentials.

REST APIs: Postman requests

Here, you can learn how to get a sessionless token using Postman, and how to use the token to call a given REST API.

Password management for Sabre APIs

We know how important security is to you, and it's important to us too! This guide highlights how to best manage Sabre passwords, whether they're temporary or permanent.


Last but not least, we have an FAQ that answers questions about acquiring & managing tokens, as well as others.

Need help?

We're happy to help with any questions you may have - visit our Stack Overflow channel, or get in direct contact with a Sabre representative.