cancelling non refundable/changeable accomodation - seems like a waste.

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  1. ReLoad

    ReLoad Established Member

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    Hi all,

    I have one night booked and paid in a decent Sydney hotel (Which is non refundable/changeable) and I wont be able to make it - Change of work plans.

    It seems like such a waste to cancel it?

    What do other people do in this situation? Cop it on the chin? Give it to a co-worker/relative?

    I normally never book accom that is restricted for just this type of situation, but this was out of my hands.

    Thoughts and ideas appreciated.
     

  2. serfty

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    Are you able to check in at least?
     
  3. ReLoad

    ReLoad Established Member

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    Sadly I wont be in Sydney when the accommodation is for, so wont be able to check in :(
     
  4. serfty

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    Can't you get someone to check in on your behalf?;)

    (Use a QCash card for preauth :p)

    Note however, I would only go to that extent if it could earn points / stay credits etc.
     
  5. Alanslegal

    Alanslegal Senior Member

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    Depending on the hotel and whether you have status or not with them, you could give them a call and let them know your change in situation and they may kindly credit you another night down the track.
     
  6. eric2011

    eric2011 Established Member

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    What about posting the dates on here and maybe a fellow AFF'er could make use of it and maybe compensate you in some way
     
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  7. Cynicor

    Cynicor Established Member

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    Those were my thoughts. I'm in SYD next weekend (16-18th) and staying at a mate's place. Depending on date and price, someone might take it off your hands.
     
  8. ReLoad

    ReLoad Established Member

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    The hotel will allow a name change, so I'll find someone from the Sydney office for a night on the town.
     
  9. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

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    You may learn that non refundable accommodation can be a real trap and the costs exceed the benefits received over time if your travel plans change regularly.
     
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