Has anyone else experienced an increase in the amount of hold places on your credit card? I went to check in at one place and they wanted to place a hold of over $1,000.00 for just incidentals plus the entire amount of my 28 day stay. Most of the time, the front desk clerk just puts a $50.00 hold and one weeks rooms charges.
lonetraveller, I usually check when my card has been pinged, because i got a fraudulent charge last year. Usually they ping me for the full amount that they expect me to pay during my stay at check in. So for example on new years eve when we checked in i was pinged for 145 dollars, i dropped another 300 dollars in the dining room, and i was pinged again for that, two days later the real charge came out and the other stuff disappeared from my authorizations.