Exactly. The majority of my bookings are for two people, about half using only one bedroom (couples); the other half using both (friends, mother/daughter, etc.) Obviously, in air’s algorithm I have it “optimized” for two, as additional people after two incur an extra $10 per person up to four max staying (so only $20 extra per day can be charged.) But because of this, I fall far down in search for four people, but am near or at the top for two. And I don’t think it matters if I get rid of the extra person charge, as I am clearly not attracting many groups of three or four.
I’ve had previous guests contact me asking if I am still hosting because this time they planned to have a slightly bigger group and when they searched, they didn’t find me after several pages even though they clearly knew from previous stays that we have the capacity. So, while I don’t know how to address it, I know it’s happening. I’ve searched it myself and can see it happening everywhere.
I can appreciate what they’re doing (I work in data) but…there it is.