Any argument that the week doesn’t begin on Monday for our guests is untenable. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nites make up the weekend. Period. To argue otherwise is laughable.
I don't care what you 'count' as the weekend - but having the display show Monday->Sunday is wrong - and got me screwed on my last trip - as NO other booking site uses Monday->Sunday in North America. If the coders at AirBnB can't handle making it region based, or a user option, maybe they should hire someone that can.
When booking the Calendar should show the standard calendar setup for the user. Horrible UX.
No you’re wrong Tracy. It doesn’t matter what booking sites do in Canada and the USA(Mexico starts the week on Monday btw) with regards to what day starts the week in the air b nb calendar view. If air b n b and the sharing economy has showed us anything this decade it is to rethink what is best for the consumer and seller.
Clearly hosting visiting guests in empty rooms of one’s home for money is best for millions of hosts(sellers) in North America. I and nearly all those air b n b host comments above want the air b n b week to start on Monday or at least give us hosts the option to do so. My expectation is that the vast majority of air b n b hosts and guests would agree with our start the week on Monday stance as well.
Nearly all other nations of the world except the USA, Canada and Japan start the week on mondays in their calendars. Air b n b has been and will continue to be an agent of change. Starting air b n b calendar weeks on Mondays instead of Sundays would be just another change for the better air b n b has brought to the world of lodging.
The historical excuses for the week starting on Sunday go back to ancient Egyptian, Roman, Hebrew and Christian ideas....that had and have no real purpose. It’s time to break free from old, illlogical practices that nearly all Americans do not practice. Sunday is considered and used by nearly all of us as the last day and conclusion of the week. Let Monday be the start of the air b n b week in our hosting calendars or give us the option to do so.
It is pointless having a discussion on when on when calendar should start. This MUST be an option as in any other app and any other calendar. Please remember that Airbnb is not only used within the USA. Today I had an unpleasant situation with a guest because of this.
Please add the option, hosts and guests need it.
I also prefer the calendar week to start on a Monday, even though I’m not based in the USA. Such arrogance though, **bleep**, doesn’t help to strengthen your argument. Many folks outside the USA just aren’t used to the calendar being set up in this way.
I also find it irritating that the calendar starts from Sunday. Intuitively, when I wanna check the weekends, I instinctively look to the right side. As many people in this discussion already pointed out, AirBnb is a platform with extensive international usage, so this should be customisable for hosts, in order to avoid unpleasant mixups. And it's a pretty standard thing, for Pete's sake!
Please give us the option to start the week on Monday. It's confusing, especially as when one has to juggle multiple calendars that start on different week days. Other calendars have the option to start the week on Saturday, Sunday or Monday (taking into account Muslim, Jewish, Christian and others' definition of week).