Airbnb Once Again Rejects Next Available Date Suggestions

Leak #66 from   |   Mar 18, 2021 Product

Once again Airbnb a/b tested an idea of surfacing the next available dates near their calendar picker. And once again the experiment looks like it was rejected just like previously. This time around it looks like clicking the suggested date only launched the date picker (without prefiling a specific date). I'm actually a little surprised this wasn't rolled out given that visible availability has gained some positive evidence.

A - Jan 21, 2021 Screenshot
REJECTED Confirmed Mar 18, 2021
B - Jan 19, 2021 Screenshot

Highlighted UI Changes From This Leak

  1. Next Available Date Suggestion

    The variation showst the earliest available date, with a link to add dates. The link doesn't prefill the suggested dates, but launched the checkin and checkout date pickers.

    -0.25 Repeatability has been assigned to Pattern #24: Visible Availability as evidence that it's getting worse

    Repeatability is a net count of evidence for or against a pattern. It’s how we can predict which patterns are better than others. :)