Is anyone having problems with the "accept" button on the Community Committment pop up? No matter how many times I click on "accept" it just buffers for minutes and the whole site freezes so I can't do any business on my listing! This means I'm being late replying to possible booking enquiries - furious!!!
Me too! I had back to back reservations and now lost some of them as the guests have panicked and booked elsewhere. What’s more is that Airbnb gave them their deposit back instantly, so I have totally lost them as guests!
What happens now??
I pressed decline, no warning, no second chance and my account was cancelled. My 4 bookings were cancelled now I am over $1000 out of pocket. Have my account back but so far that is all. Very upset.
@Deborah898 I clicked "decline" as well, just to see what would happen; it simply took me to another screen, asking me to confirm--which I didn't do. Are you saying that yours got canceled after one click? Wow.
Not yet, I just had this reply from help desk. -
We got an update from our engineering team. They currently working on it one by one. I will let you know once I heard anything from the our team again."
"Currently working on it one by one"?
Hmmm. Doesn't exactly inspire confidence, does it?
Keep chasing CX, Deborah. Don't wait for them to come to you. Get your bookings reinstated asap, before your cancelled guests re-book elsewhere. Business is hard enough to come by without having to suffer arbitrary, needless cancellations, caused through no fault of your own whatsoever. Best of luck!
I probably shouldn't be in this forum as I am not a host but a guest spending 5 weeks away in May2020, UK Ireland and Paris. I couldn't find any other place discussing this problem.
@Deborah898 This forum is open to hosts and guests alike, no problem. Hope you get your reservations re-instated. This is a terrible situation- I imagine many thousands of hosts and guests have been affected by this.
So sorry, @Deborah898 - I just read that you had 4 upcoming bookings cancelled, and jumped to conclusions that you're a host. My bad! Of course you can be on this forum - its open to everyone 🙂
That puts you in a little stronger position of having your bookings reinstated then, because it's less likely (though not impossible) that your dates have been rebooked at this point. Still, time is of the essence, so keep on them to get your bookings reconfirmed!
Have you managed to contact your hosts at all? Did you have their details saved?
I have been contacted by an Airbnb Senior case manager, very apologetic, assured me I would be fully refunded. Initially wanted me to rebook and then I would get refunded but first she wanted to speak to the hosts then would give me go ahead. This changed soon after and she rang to say I would be refunded immediately and strongly encouraged me to rebook with same hosts and dates. I assumed this was probably a time factor for them with so many bookings to fix. I managed to rebook 3 of my previous 4 bookings. Overall I'm happy with Airbnb's speed of response and solution considering my bookings are in May, there must be a lot of more urgent lost bookings. Though I did manage to find a phone no. when my initial email failed to get a response, speaking to 'help' directly and following up with regular emails pushed things along. Thank you @Susan17 and @Sarah977 for your support it really helped.
As you have reported, there was a technical bug that impacted a small number of hosts and guests on January 13. The bug has been resolved, but we know that some hosts might have lost access to their accounts or had cancelled bookings as a result.
Our customer support team has been working with impacted hosts and guests to make it right and is standing by to help those that are still having issues.We apologise for the inconvenience and, as always, thank you for jumping in to help and support others in the community.
Many thanks for your patience in this matter,