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The idea behind this guide is simple.

So far, you've acquired the building blocks and the tools required to put them together. This guide is meant to be your instruction manual - it will serve as an easy, quick to use reference point, and will guide you from start to finish.

Above all else however, it's meant to be a hub for information - you'll notice there are many links in the guide below, all of which are housed on Dev Studio. 


Basic Information

Getting started in travel

Are you new to the travel industry, unsure how it all works, and if Sabre is right for you? Use this page as an 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? This page is a quick-start guide that'll show you how to get a token, allow you to play with our sample code, and - if not already done - create a Dev Studio account. There, you will also find a link to the On-boarding checklist, a companion to the Quick start checklist.


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's APIs. This page is an introduction to Sabre work area that explains what it is, how to use it, and some common use cases.


Common Terms & Glossary

This is a glossary that contains a list of words and terms frequently used by airlines, the travel industry, and Sabre.

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

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! Go here for a handy introduction to the world of PNRs.

You can also go here for an introduction to orchestrated APIs, which are APIs 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 to get a sessionless token using PostMan, and how to use the token to call a given REST API.

Password Management for Sabre APIs

Security is important to both you and Sabre - this is a guide on managing Sabre passwords, be they temporary or permanent.

Single Checkout Process

This diagram will take you from the beginning of a checkout to the final steps - through shopping, flight selection, and finally the creation of the PNR (Passenger Name Record).

single checkout process


Last but not least, we have a 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 us.