Make and confirm reservations for transportation or lodging, or sell transportation tickets. May check baggage and direct passengers to designated concourse, pier, or track; deliver tickets, contact individuals and groups to inform them of package tours; or provide tourists with travel or transportation information. Sample of reported job titles: Airline Ticket Agent, Airport Sales Agent, Customer Service Agent, Reservation Agent, Reservations Agent, Reservations and Ticketing Agent, Station Agent, Ticket Agent, Tour Sales RepresentativeAdd to Favourites Compare with other careers
1. Examine passenger documentation to determine destinations and to assign boarding passes.
2. Trace lost, delayed, or misdirected baggage for customers.
3. Check baggage and cargo and direct passengers to designated locations for loading.
4. Provide boarding or disembarking assistance to passengers needing special assistance.
5. Confer with customers to determine their service requirements and travel preferences.
6. Announce arrival and departure information, using public address systems.
7. Determine whether space is available on travel dates requested by customers, assigning requested spaces when available.
8. Assemble and issue required documentation, such as tickets, travel insurance policies, and itineraries.
9. Maintain computerized inventories of available passenger space and provide information on space reserved or available.
10. Inform clients of essential travel information, such as travel times, transportation connections, and medical and visa requirements.
11. Answer inquiries regarding information such as schedules, accommodations, procedures, and policies.
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose themost appropriate one.
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.