I’m sure a lot of you get annoyed when your IB listing calendar gets blocked due to a guest who hasn’t verified ID (even though I accept guests without verified IDs).
I had this scenario yesterday. I use a channel manager to advertise on VRBO as well as Airbnb. While the reservation was still pending on Airbnb due to ID verfication, I got a booking on VRBO. Eventually the guest on Airbnb verified his ID, but his reservation was never confirmed. The message I got was “you denied this trip request”. Now that might lower my search ranking but I’m on IB so I don’t think it should lower my ranking.
So having a channel manager was helpful in working around Airbnb’s stupid policies.