Technology Sabre's new shopping tool includes airlines’ fees By Jerry Limone / September 15, 2010 Share 1 -- Sabre Travel Network on Friday will launch Air Total Pricing, enabling travel agents to include airlines’ ancillary charges when comparing prices. Users of the Sabre GDS will be able to shop for a number of ancillary items, including baggage fees, lounge access, in-flight entertainment, reserved seats, Internet access and meals. Sabre said it compiles ancillary-fee data from airlines filing their fares via ATPCO Optional Services and from an internal database. "Once airlines begin sharing complete ancillary services data via industry technology standards, travel agencies and consumers will receive more comprehensive and timely information," Sabre said. In the coming months, agents will be able to display and book a variety of ancillary services, settling these through traditional processes or directly with the airline, Sabre said. "This is a first step developed for travel agents and consumers so they have complete insight into their true travel costs," said Chris Kroeger, Sabre’s senior vice president of marketing. "Having this detailed information allows agents to advise customers on what services are available to them and what, if any, fees apply."