If you reserve a hotel on say booking.com and cancel the credit card (this is very common for certain kinds of travelers...) used and then do a no-show how will they charge the (usually) one night penalty fee?

  • Related: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/50631/…
    – JonathanReez
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 20:29
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    Possible duplicate of Hotel booking cancellation using debit card with insufficient funds - not 100% identical, but the answers cover your scenario
    – JonathanReez
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 20:29
  • Erm, nope? That's a debit card. Entirely different to a credit card.
    – user4188
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 20:41
  • an empty debit card is equivalent to a cancelled credit card.
    – JonathanReez
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 20:42
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    @neo that is very interesting! As for credit vs debit. in my (limited) experience, a visa debit card is basically your checking account in a card form.
    – user4188
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 21:26

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if merchant has secured booking in advance and locked your payment doesn't matter card is valid or cancelled, you will be charged after no show. if debit/credit card payment is not secured and cancelled before no show up then you will not be charged

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