Awkward situation-I may block potential Guest A (PG-A).
PG-A inquired about a week stay next month. Days were open. Then she asked what felt like a million questions. I preapproved the request; she did not accept.
PG-B 10 days later booked that same week.
NOW PG-A is ready to book, thinks I should cancel current guests because she asked first also there isn’t another rental in the area that can accomodate her group with a full kitchen.
I explained Airbnb operated on a first booked basis and perhaps Airbnb CS could help her find a suitable space because I was not going to cancel the existing reservation.
One more message from her, and I will block her from future communication.
I stopped notifying guests when there was an inquiry for the same dates after a potential guest told me he would not be pressured into a booking and there must be something sketchy about my condo or I wouldn’t be using these tactics.
(My message to him said, “ Are you ready to decide about your reservation for —— to —-. Another Airbnb member is requesting those dates. You asked first so I wanted to let you know.” ).
Do you contact Potential Guest A if you get a booking request from Guest B for the same days?