Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Why Web Pages Should Be Checked Carefully Before Going Live

My son-in-law was making reservations at a hotel room in Preston, Idaho, and had the following appear on the reservation web page:

*Guest Charges and Room Capacity *
  * Total maximum number of guests per room/unit is 4.
  * Maximum number of adults per room/unit is 4.
  * Maximum number of children per room/unit is 3.
  * Maximum number of infants per room/unit is 255.
  * This property considers guests aged 17 and under, at time of travel, to be children.
  * Availability of accommodation in the same property for extra guests is not guaranteed.
  * The fee for extra adults is $10.00 per person.
Do you think that 255 infants per room might be just a bit excessive?  Or are they renting to insects?


  1. From now on, when I'm checking into a hotel in Preston, I'm going to make sure I'm not next door to a room with hundreds of babies in it.

    (Don't get me wrong - I love babies.)

  2. "Or are they renting to insects."
    Good one.
    Which Marx Brothers movie was it where Groucho ran a hotel and someone wired for a reservation for "two floors and a ceiling?" Groucho's comment, "Must be mice."

  3. 8-bit signed infant count... it is necessary to sacrifice an infant in order to obtain a reservation.

  4. Uh, no, 8-bit unsigned infant count. An 8-bit signed infant count would be max. 127, min. -128. And that's a place where a signed count doesn't make much sense!