Alaska Airlines Partnership with Sabre

Alaska Airlines
announced an upgrade in its connectivity level to the Sabre GDS, enabling travel agencies using the Sabre
system to view seat maps in real-time and receive other benefits such as interactive bookings and instant confirmation.

The Direct Connect Sell (DCS) connectivity level facilitates use by Sabre Connected travel agencies of interactive seat maps and pre-reserved seats. Travel agents can now view open seats on any Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air
flight and request specific seat assignments.

DCS also gives “Claim It” functionality to Sabre agencies. This allows agents to claim and ticket a reservation generated by Alaska or Horizon without creating a passive booking or calling the airline. Agents will see a “DC” indicator in their availability displays, indicating the upgraded connectivity to Alaska and Horizon.

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