Old Dec 29, 18, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
It can be worth making a reservation for yourself during bad IROPs that will affect a lot of passengers. Sometimes you can grab a room at a good hotel on points or for a reasonable rate if you do it quickly. Personally I like just to have the control if the cancellation penalty won't be huge. Also, for business travel, the employer should reimburse anything reasonable in the circumstances, although of course it's good to know the policy in advance.
That's what I do. However, I can only do it when I know for sure that the flight will be cancelled as these days the hotels have a 48 hours cancellation policy so if I need to cancel it's too late. I do it to avoid waiting in line to ask for a voucher and then be disappointed with the hotel choice. Naturally, it helps that all my travel is for work and in 31 years there has never been a time when work has not reimbursed my hotel stay when I got stuck somewhere.
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