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The Secrets of Airbnb

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Airbnb has revolutionized the lodging industry by giving everyone access to more intimate, localized, and homelike crash pads around the world.

Here’s how to deploy some lesser-known features to get more out of the app.

1. Pay half price (for now)

‣ Not ready to pay in full? For rentals over $250 and booked two weeks in advance, the app’s Pay Less Up Front feature lets you put down a deposit (usually 50 percent), with the remainder of your rental fee due closer to the check-in date. This extended payment window comes in handy when you need time to collect funds from everyone else in your party. (According to Airbnb research, nearly 40 percent of travelers have been stiffed by their friends. Don’t let that be you.)

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