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USA
Arizona - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/19640418?source_impression_id=p3_1577164162_aVpEeDHi3gaT1dq7 - Beautiful scenery - Nice host but will charge a late fee if you come late -  Amazing for stay between Grand Canyon South rim and grand Canyon West rim.

Canada
Montreal - **/S - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25265604?source_impression_id=p3_1577163866_8GlpydeXaJLuxQHL  - Nice apartments - Close to jewish community - Owned and managed by Jews- I had a slight smell but not bad at all.






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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: November 24, 2018, 01:36:43 PM »
Just deactivated my account. According to Professor Eugene Kontorovich its actually a positive move. Airbnb haven't taken down listings in "occupied" East Jerusalem and the "occupied" Golan Heights" which means that they recognize Israels annexation of them as legal.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: November 24, 2018, 08:15:24 PM »
Just deactivated my account. According to Professor Eugene Kontorovich its actually a positive move. Airbnb haven't taken down listings in "occupied" East Jerusalem and the "occupied" Golan Heights" which means that they recognize Israels annexation of them as legal.
Oh goody. Now that the great international lawmakers, Airbnb, recognize their legality, we can all sleep easier.
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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: November 24, 2018, 09:16:12 PM »
Just deactivated my account. According to Professor Eugene Kontorovich its actually a positive move. Airbnb haven't taken down listings in "occupied" East Jerusalem and the "occupied" Golan Heights" which means that they recognize Israels annexation of them as legal.

Or they only have the guts to make a political statement when it doestn cost them much money to do so. The $ in the israel airbnb market is in jerusalem.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: November 25, 2018, 03:37:20 AM »

@Dan, I'm confused. Why call out Airbnb but then shill for them for GCs from Amazon?
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: November 25, 2018, 01:03:54 PM »
all those people should just boycott you  :P

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: November 25, 2018, 02:31:18 PM »
all those people should just boycott you  :P
They do unless they can save/make money.
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: November 29, 2018, 11:25:26 AM »
Guys, everybody should take 30 seconds to go post a one-star review for Airbnb on the App Store/Google Play Store. That's the best way to make a serious dent. I did it half an hour ago, and so should YOU!
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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: November 30, 2018, 12:11:36 PM »
Via Naomi Friedman @stop BDS on Campus
ACTION ALERT: 5 EASY steps to an EFFECTIVE BOYCOTT/BUYCOTT against Airbnb.

1. DO NOT cancel your Airbnb accounts.
2. Do not rent through Airbnb.
3. Use HomeAway/VRBO now owned by Expedia, Airbnb’s major competitor.
4. Contact Airbnb hosts and ask them to register with HomeAway/VRBO or another competitor (see sample letter below).
5. Email mortegon@homeaway.com (Mike Ortegon) to thank them for not succumbing to anti-Israel campaign mounted against them.

Sample letter:
Dear Airbnb host,
Airbnb recently canceled the accounts of Jews (and ONLY Jews) living in the West Bank/Judea and Samaria. I do not want to use a rental service that targets Jews for boycotts. Do you list your property with HomeAway/VRBO or another service? Please let me know.
Thank you.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: December 02, 2018, 03:14:38 AM »
Via Naomi Friedman @stop BDS on Campus
ACTION ALERT: 5 EASY steps to an EFFECTIVE BOYCOTT/BUYCOTT against Airbnb.

1. DO NOT cancel your Airbnb accounts.
2. Do not rent through Airbnb.
3. Use HomeAway/VRBO now owned by Expedia, Airbnb’s major competitor.
4. Contact Airbnb hosts and ask them to register with HomeAway/VRBO or another competitor (see sample letter below).
5. Email mortegon@homeaway.com (Mike Ortegon) to thank them for not succumbing to anti-Israel campaign mounted against them.

Sample letter:
Dear Airbnb host,
Airbnb recently canceled the accounts of Jews (and ONLY Jews) living in the West Bank/Judea and Samaria. I do not want to use a rental service that targets Jews for boycotts. Do you list your property with HomeAway/VRBO or another service? Please let me know.
Thank you.

Why not cancel the accounts?

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: December 03, 2018, 01:43:21 AM »
Why not cancel the accounts?
Probably to be able to contact hosts. Still, I think that losing accounts can hurt them more pre-IPO
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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: December 03, 2018, 01:43:39 AM »
I still think bad ratings on the app stores is the way to go
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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: December 03, 2018, 06:51:07 AM »
I still think bad ratings on the app stores is the way to go
Can u rate without actually having the app?

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: December 03, 2018, 10:36:38 AM »
Can u rate without actually having the app?

Can always download and delete if need be

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: December 03, 2018, 10:37:18 AM »
Can always download and delete if need be
Keep for 3 weeks so the rating doesn't go away
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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: December 05, 2018, 03:15:40 AM »
Via Naomi Friedman @stop BDS on Campus
ACTION ALERT: 5 EASY steps to an EFFECTIVE BOYCOTT/BUYCOTT against Airbnb.

1. DO NOT cancel your Airbnb accounts.
2. Do not rent through Airbnb.
3. Use HomeAway/VRBO now owned by Expedia, Airbnb’s major competitor.
4. Contact Airbnb hosts and ask them to register with HomeAway/VRBO or another competitor (see sample letter below).
5. Email mortegon@homeaway.com (Mike Ortegon) to thank them for not succumbing to anti-Israel campaign mounted against them.

Sample letter:
Dear Airbnb host,
Airbnb recently canceled the accounts of Jews (and ONLY Jews) living in the West Bank/Judea and Samaria. I do not want to use a rental service that targets Jews for boycotts. Do you list your property with HomeAway/VRBO or another service? Please let me know.
Thank you.
This sample letter won't work, since airbnb blocks mention of VRBO and HomeAway. Host also won't be able to send you a link to their other listing or even their email address or phone number

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: December 05, 2018, 05:49:51 AM »
You can now book rentals through Chase UR portal. I think it's Trip Advisor. Looks like it'll do the job in place of AirBnB.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: December 11, 2018, 07:43:06 AM »
I still think bad ratings on the app stores is the way to go
There are two kinds of apps. One type is a game or application from a company no-one is familiar with that people purchase based on it's functionality, i.e. it's a fun game or it does a good job using your phones camera to show your heart rate. In this case the value is the app itself. Often there are several apps that do the same thing. For these types of apps, rating matters.
The other type of app is a front end alternative way to access a major brand. These are apps like Uber, the United Airlines app, and the AirBnB app. People are using the app to access a separate service that they're already familiar with. People don't decide between flying on United or Delta based on the rating those company's apps have on the app store, that would be absurd. As absurd as thinking that people make a decision to use the AirBnB service based on the rating on it's app. If you're going to try to damage a business, at least do so in a rational manner!

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« Reply #118 on: December 11, 2018, 07:48:03 PM »
There are two kinds of apps. One type is a game or application from a company no-one is familiar with that people purchase based on it's functionality, i.e. it's a fun game or it does a good job using your phones camera to show your heart rate. In this case the value is the app itself. Often there are several apps that do the same thing. For these types of apps, rating matters.
The other type of app is a front end alternative way to access a major brand. These are apps like Uber, the United Airlines app, and the AirBnB app. People are using the app to access a separate service that they're already familiar with. People don't decide between flying on United or Delta based on the rating those company's apps have on the app store, that would be absurd. As absurd as thinking that people make a decision to use the AirBnB service based on the rating on it's app. If you're going to try to damage a business, at least do so in a rational manner!
There’s no doubt in my mind that my decision to use either Hotels.com or Expedia, or to use Uber or Lyft, or HomeAway or Airbnb, is based on the experience using the app. One way of choosing is looking at reviews. If the reviews suck on one, i’ll use another. And it matters tremendously to the company looking to go public.
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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: December 11, 2018, 07:48:33 PM »
There are two kinds of apps. One type is a game or application from a company no-one is familiar with that people purchase based on it's functionality, i.e. it's a fun game or it does a good job using your phones camera to show your heart rate. In this case the value is the app itself. Often there are several apps that do the same thing. For these types of apps, rating matters.
The other type of app is a front end alternative way to access a major brand. These are apps like Uber, the United Airlines app, and the AirBnB app. People are using the app to access a separate service that they're already familiar with. People don't decide between flying on United or Delta based on the rating those company's apps have on the app store, that would be absurd. As absurd as thinking that people make a decision to use the AirBnB service based on the rating on it's app. If you're going to try to damage a business, at least do so in a rational manner!
I’m obviously not as rational as you
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