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I don't think so. The airline charges you because sometimes they cannot sell the empty seats that you "reserved". You could try to see the costs of canceling and buying new tickets, but you're really in an ethical grey area here. Other options would be calling the airline and asking them if you can just change your flight. The ticketing technique ...


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I don't quite understand why you're "shocked" at the cancellation fee or why you find it "outrageous"? When you reserve a hotel, you make a promise to show up, and the hotel promises to give you a rate that's cheaper than usual. If you cancel, the hotel gets no money from you and is left scrambling to fill that room, which is why cancellation fees are used ...


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Assuming they charge the fee, since you have zero balance the charge won't be successful. I believe booking.com does not control this, but the individual hotels do. You might want to check with the hotel (and the room/rate combination) you selected. Some rooms which are discounted are either pre-paid or have a minimum night charge, or a hefty cancellation ...



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