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

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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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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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
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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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