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Advice kindly sought on ‘technical’ Marriott calendar question
[B][I][COLOR=#0000ff]Firstly, many thanks for reading this — I do greatly appreciate it. [/COLOR][/I][/B]:)
Would any OMAATers possibly be able to advise me about a technical aspect of the Marriott calendar, specifically the exact time — [B][I]to the second/minute each week[/I][/B] — when the calendar advances by one week?
I was already aware of the calendar’s ‘[B]356 [/B]rule’ ([B]50 [/B]weeks + [B]6[/B] days into the future), and had subsequently read online that Marriott advances its calendar by a further week at [B][U][COLOR=#ff0000]03:00am[/COLOR][/U] Eastern time on a Sunday each week[/B]. [I]However,[/I] I decided to ‘road-test’ this today: that is, yep, I sat up until 3am Eastern time today, primed to refresh my Marriott.com calendar shortly before 03:00am… but, well, when I went to hit F5 at [B]02:57am[/B], I noticed that the calendar had [I][B]already[/B][/I] advanced one week by that time, i.e. the calendar had [B][I]already[/I][/B] advanced an additional week [I][B]before[/B][/I] the mooted 03:00am weekly Sunday time that it was supposed to advance a further week.
Consequently, would any OMAATers know if there is [B]an actual, specific, [I][U]to-the-second time[/U] [/I]on a Sunday [/B]when Marriott advances their calendar (in the same way as, say, JAL loads their award seat inventory at precisely 10:00am 330 days in the future; different things, I know, but you know what I mean)[B]?[/B] I’m not meaning to sound entirely unhinged about wanting to know this kind of stuff! 🙂 It’s just that I’m desperate to get a handle on this, largely because I’m try to book an aspirational holiday for my elderly mother.
Any advice at all would be very welcome indeed. All the best.