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A big chunk of normally open days, not all of them, but many, just showed up as blocked when I took a routine look at my calendar. Has anyone else seen anything like this? I didn’t block any of them. For example, all of March was blocked except for the 9th and 10th. And no, there is nothing special whatsoever about the 9th and 10th. The whole month should be open - I’m open 3 months ahead, but I don’t have any bookings for March yet.
Airbnb and their software are erratic enough to deal with. They seem to be getting flakier. I’m now going to spend a few minutes manually unblocking my calendar. Yay.
I just noticed that, too. I am new to this and have a place available beginning February 1st. Just logged on and found all of February, April, and May were blocked. I just reset everything as I had originally intended. Would love to hear an explanation if anyone comes by one.
@faheem Thank you so much for the head’s up. All those dates were avail be 3 hours ago when I last checked my calendar. Someone really screwed up with that software push. I have opened my dates. I view this as a window of opportunity. How long will it be before casual hosts notice that they have no open dates? In the meantime, people can book me!
I had a similar but opposite situation today. I have my calendar set to 3 months open. I received an instant book for mid May. Not sure how that could have happened, I quickly checked my calendar and it had mysteriously been changed to 6 months out. I’ve changed it back, but it was fairly annoying as I lost out on some income. The guest booked a bunch of days I would have increased the price on - graduation week.
Thanks, I think I’ll spend some time doing that tonight. I just started hosting (one whole month now, so basically I’m a pro, right? ) And have been spending most of my extra time on my flat - little upgrades/changes guests have suggested. I’m finding the calendar isn’t as self-sufficient as I’d hoped.
Glad to see I’m not the only one with that on my calendar, but its on my sync’d google calendar, but when I searched for my house for the dates that I know I do not have a booking, it did show up, so it seems like its not the airbnb calendar. Am I right? Or do I need to keep an eye open on airbnb calendar, too?
Given Airbnb’s stellar record of quality control, IB poses certain risks, as you’ve discovered. For IB to be usable, you need to be able to trust the underlying service to behave sanely. And communicate with you - the user - when changes happen.