Scope: 6 ECTS
Timing: 4th semester
Curriculum: All Porvoo Curricula
Level: Professional studies
Type: Free choice
Starting level and linkage with other courses
The student has successfully completed the Basic Studies in Amadeus Selling Platform, Command Page.
The course is part of the curriculum of Degree program in Tourism.
Learning objectives and assessment
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:
- Apply mileage system pricing skills to international routings
- Read and interpret GDS displays relevant to mileage system pricing
- Define common fare construction terms and abbreviations
- Identify and price different journey types (including one-way, round/circle trip, Round-the-World and mixed class journeys)
- Use the IATA Fare Formula to correctly price a journey
- Apply global indicators to routings
- Assess and apply air fare taxes
- Read, interpret and apply fare rules
- Convert different currencies and NUCs
- Apply all minimum-fare rule checks in pricing itineraries
- Add a manual fare to a GDS booking file
- Use GDS to issue tickets for manually-priced reservations
- Construct and read a linear fare construction
- Decode and interpret each field of an e-ticket
- Issue electronic tickets
The student understands the role of IATA in the organization and management of airline fares.
The student follows fare constructions with difficulties and needs support to calculate normal international airfares using the IATA Mileage System of Fare Construction
The student meets minimum requirements of worklife tasks related to airline fares.
The student understands well the role of IATA in the organization and management of airline fares.
The student performs well fare constructions and independently calculates normal and advanced international airfares using the IATA Mileage System of Fare Construction
The student meets standard requirements of worklife tasks related to airline fares.
The student has an advanced understanding of the role of IATA in the organization and management of airline fares.
The student accomplishes fare constructions with confidence and creativity. The student calculates normal and advanced international airfares using the IATA Mileage System of Fare Construction
The student meets professional requirements of worklife tasks related to airline fares.
Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.
Working life connections
Case studies from different Airline companies.
The course main subject is the INTERNATIONAL fare construction.
- Introduction to air fares, analysing itineraries and retrieving fares from a GDS
- Introduction to the mileage system
- Practice pricing one way and circle trips
- Limitations on indirect travel, side trips and surface sectors
- Backhauls, circle trips, journeys in different classes of service and alternative fare break points
- Lowest combinations, round-the-world journeys, sales indicators and minimum checks
- Currency conversion, taxes and practice ticketing
Inquiry learning, case studies, lectures, tutorial sessions, presentations and seminars; for certain components of the curriculum, computer lab demonstrations and hands on sessions will be included.
Content and Language Integrated Learning method will be used in teaching.
Written individual Exam 100%
Alexandre Kostov, Porvoo
IATA - UFTAA materials
Instructor’s own materials