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Galileo Short Notes All

Galileo Short Notes All

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Understanding GalileoSystem
Introduction to the courseWelcome to the introduction toGalileo course. This course will teach you how to use theGalileo Global Distribution System(GDS). AGDSis a very powerful computer  network that allows the travel agent or airline reservationists toretrieve information and make bookings for air travel, hired cars,hotels, and train travel.Galileois just one of severalGDSused in the industry today. It is, however, one of the most popular and is used atthousandsof locations worldwide. Galileois a computerized reservation system used by travel agentsto book airline seats. It iscommon booking system, a place whereall of the airlines list their flights. It is not owned or operated by asingle airline; instead, airlines “participate” in it, which means thatthey pay a fee to have their flights listed for sale.Galileois just a booking source, however. It does not keep track of  how many seats have been sold or manage any aspect of inventory.These tasks are done by the airline’s own computer system. Everyairline has its own computer system used to internal operations, themost important of which is maintaining an accurate count of seatinventory.An inventory can be defined as “a detailed list of goods or furnishings”. When we speaking of an airline’s inventory, we arediscussing thegoodsthe airline is selling. These, of course, arethe seats on a flight.
 Prepared by Nazih Mohamed Mobile: +20106635973 Tel & Fax: +20224540049
Understanding GalileoSystem
Remember , however, that theairline’s computer does not book , or  sell, the seats. This is done onGalileo, an external system used by many airlines.How then can the airline’s own system decrease its inventory eachtime a seat is sold in Galileo?The answer is simply: by maintaining a communicationlink withGalileo.Every airline that participates inGalileomust maintain acommunication link to theGDS.Two types of link are available,A direct link is defined as an uninterrupted computer-to-computer  connection between Galileo and the airline computer.An indirectlink is an interrupted connection. This means that thetwo computers are connected via a switching computer, operated by a third party.The direct link is the most efficient type of link. It allows for directcommunication the two computer systems. This isfaster and cansupport a number of special services.When an indirect link exists, all communication is first sent to athird partyswitching computer (likeSITAor ARINC). The switching computer then sends the communication to theappropriate destination. This type of link isslower andcannot supportspecial services.Though thecoastisgreater , which somesmaller airlinesmay not have.
 Prepared by Nazih Mohamed Mobile: +20106635973 Tel & Fax: +20224540049
Understanding GalileoSystem
The following types of formats are supported by the GalileoReservation System.Signing On and Off Alternate Agent Assembly Areas
 Prepared by Nazih Mohamed Mobile: +20106635973 Tel & Fax: +20224540049
Display current agent assembly areaOP/W*Change to agent assembly area BSBSign on agent with initials NASON/ZNASign off SOF

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