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Flight ticket Booking Procedure, Concierge or Travel Desk Staff guest flight ticket Booking procedure

Flight Ticket Booking Procedure For Hotel Guests

SOP Number: Front Office SOP – 57

Department: Front Office / Concierge  - Flight Ticket Booking

Date Issued: 12-Aug-2019

Time to Train: 20 Minutes

Purpose of Flight Ticket Booking SOP:

The Front Office / Travel Desk / Concierge team should know the correct standard for handling guest's request for flight ticket booking. All guests flight booking request should be handled with care and no wrong information given to the guest, as this creates a negative impression for the guest. All flight booking request of the guests must be accurately tracked and followed up in the correct way in order to ensure guest satisfaction.

Flight Ticket Booking Procedure Standard Procedure:

1. If the guest is not holding a ticket and wants to make a fresh booking then the below details are required.

The following questions should be asked:

  • Destination.

  • Departure Date/time.

  • The number of passengers.

  • One way or return ticket.

  • Seat class (Economy, Business Class, First Class etc.)

  • The Frequent Flyer number of the guest in case applicable.

  • Any airline preference (If there is more than one airline operating that route).

  • Any seat preference (i.e. Non-Smoking, Aisle, Window etc.)

  • Guest Registered Email ID or Mobile No.

2. Use the Flight Schedule booklet or Online application or website of the airline as a guideline on available flights.

3. Call the airline or Travel Agent to place the flight booking by providing the necessary information.

4. Transfer the flight details into the flight record book.

5. Ensure all details are noted down including the airline clerk’s name and the flight PNR or booking reference.

6. Fill up the flight booking confirmation form.

7. Ensure the form is sent to the guest promptly.

8. If the guest is holding an open ticket and wants to make a booking then ask the following:

  • Departure date and time.

  • Ticket number (normally, this will be shown at the bottom of the ticket)

  • Look out for any restrictions written on the ticket (if any).

  • Special instructions or restrictions are normally this will be shown on the top left corner of the ticket.

  • Guest Registered Email ID or Mobile No.

  • Make a copy of the open ticket.

Training Summary questions:

Q1. What is the purpose of this SOP?

Q2. Who is responsible for booking the flight ticket?

Q3. What all details are required for booking a new flight ticket?

Q4. What all details are required for booking an open ticket?

Q5. Why the flight booking request to be update on the flight request record book?

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Authored and managed by Augustine, a hotelier with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He has a 3-year diploma with 'honors' from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and a Bachelor of Computer Application - BCA Degree.