FUDCon EMEA (Paris), Hotel booking has started!

Kévin Raymond shaiton at fedoraproject.org
Wed Jun 20 15:51:47 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM, Stanislav Ochotnicky
<sochotnicky at redhat.com> wrote:
> Seriously? My original message rejected because I am not subscribed? Not
> even held for manual inspection? Just plain sent to a sinkhole? Thanks.
> So I'm spending time trying to help and that's the reply I get? I'd
> suggest looking at the mailing list settings, because they seem medieval
> to me.
> (10 second pause)
> OK. Frustration vented somewhat, but seriously. Ccing list admins to
> reconsider the settings. Or perhaps you are receiving tons of spam
> otherwise?
> Quoting Jaroslav Reznik (2012-06-20 09:56:55)
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> >
>> > how do i book without sending my credit card info un-encrypted via
>> > email?
>> Tomas and Stano talked to the hotel and they have found the way how to
>> pay without the need to disclose you credit card data via email :)
>> Guys,
>> pls, could you share it here? :)
>> R.
> Right, so Tomas used his impeccable French to write them an email and
> ask about this "small" issue. After few back-and-forths the end result
> is that we can:
>  1. Go to hotel booking site [1] (as linked before)
>  2. Set arrvial/departure dates etc
>  3. Choose number of rooms/people you are booking for. Obviously works
>    best if you fill the rooms (i.e. you will have X number of rooms with
>    2 people inside. In any case you don't fill in the names or anything
>    like that anyway.
>  4. Several options pop up. I didn't play around, but there was one
>    option that came to the 81euros/night as was suggested on the wiki
>  5. When finalizing the booking you will be required to put in your
>    credit card number and expiration date. Apparently they don't charge
>    the card until you check-in. It's just for verification purposes.
>  6. There is a comment field, so put "Fedora Group" in there.
> Rest of the booking process should be fairly straightforward. At least I
> *hope* the reservation went well. I received a verification number,
> perhaps someone could then verify it went to the Fedora Group :-)
> [1] http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-1401-ibis-paris-la-villette-cite-des-sciences-19eme/index.shtml

Hum… They should not have told you that, but as they were, fine :)
Yes, they charge only the arrival day, as you can cancel your
registration for free before the Dday.

In fact going through the website was not the easiest to handle for
them, but as they asked you to do so… that's nice. ;).

Kévin Raymond

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