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Old May 31, 12, 11:49 am
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Amyrlin
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Programs: IHG Plat; CC Gold
Posts: 845
Originally Posted by paulmoscow View Post
I keep a close eye on all my credit card transactions and not a single hotel ever authorized anything before check-in (of course with exception of Advance Purchase rates).
Over here it is quite common; some of the hotels will pre authorise a set amount to allow for charges to the room. If it is a flexible rate some will pre authorise the room cost and an allowance for charges. Some do not do this, and some waive it for plat members knowing there is a card on file. I have also come across the pre authorizations frequently in the US.
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