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Old Apr 22, 18, 10:56 pm
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Originally Posted by dulciusexasperis View Post
Why stress over nothing? There is never a need to worry about cancellation fees IF you book directly with the hotel. If a hotel has a 72 hour or 24 hour or whatever cancellation policy, all you do is call up and change your booking to a different date a week or more ahead. ie. if your booking is for this Friday, change it to next Friday. Then on Monday, call and cancel the booking. Voila, you cancelled prior to 72 hours in advance. You can call up and change a booking at less than 24 hours notice and no one will blink an eye.
I'm struggling to make sense out of this. If a hotel has a cancellation policy, you calling up and telling them that your personal T&Cs don't allow this doesn't change anything. And if you need to stay in the particular hotel on Wednesday (or not at all), shifting it to the following Monday won't help you get to your meeting on Thursday.
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