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    Lancaster, PA, United States
    joined Jun 2014
    post 1/2
    cruiser #23919
    Finder/Alerts: Count of Cabins Remaining in Category

    click for full size image in new windowHi Titus,

    First, thanks for all the great work on this.  

    What I'm looking for in a feature addition is related to number of cabins remaining in a category, but showing in the Finder and as a threshold for alerts.

    I understand you cannot easily (or possibly by legal agreement) show a percentage of rooms available in each category, which would require knowing the total number of rooms in every category of every ship and line.  

    That said, it's fairly easy to get the remaining cabins in a category. Of course I say that without knowing how you obtain the data to begin with.  Assuming it's some sort of webservices API or page scraping method, it shouldn't be too bad to iterate available categories and drill down to the list of available room selections.  This would need to be done twice (thrice?) due to some cabins having 2x, 4x, 8x occupancy limts/restrictions.

    A count of remaining rooms next to the category would be great (12x2p, 2x4p etc) would be great.  Even better would be to make it a hover-link with the list of actual room numbers!! (gotta count them anyway, might as well list them)!!

    Thanks again for the great site!

    Mike

    Lancaster, PA, United States
    joined Jun 2014
    post 2/2
    cruiser #23919
    Re: Finder/Alerts: Count of Cabins Remaining in Category

    Oh, and also on the stats page would be great to see the number of rooms as well.

    The use case for this would be to help one determine the urgency of booking.  For example, if I want to book a Junior Suite on Royal Caribbean for a specific ship/itinerary, it would be useful to see that Sailing A has 10 left and Sailing B has 2 left.  Maybe I prefer Sailing B even though it's a little more expensive.  I would book immediately.  Or maybe I would decide to wait to see if Sailing A gets cheaper knowing it's not going to sell out in a day.

    Not to complicate things, but I think people would be willing to pay two credits vs. just one for more detailed info and alert criteria like this. I know I would.

    Thanks again!

    joined Oct 2013
    post 4/6
    cruiser #18792
    Re: Finder/Alerts: Count of Cabins Remaining in Category

    I would love that feature to be added.  It would really help with knowing when to jump in.