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    Arrow Book X Days Out

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    Business Travel Picks Up, Lifting the Hotel Industry - NYTimes.com
    He said travelers would “need to book 7 to 10 days out
    This "book X days/weeks/years out" seems to be some sort of Americanism.

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    Re: Book X Days Out

    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyA View Post
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    Business Travel Picks Up, Lifting the Hotel Industry - NYTimes.com


    This "book X days/weeks/years out" seems to be some sort of Americanism.
    Well, as we said in the other thread, it does not appear to be common in BrE. However, the article you took the expression from was British. Perhaps we'd better wait to see what some native speakers of AmE have to say. It may be uncommon everywhere.

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    Re: Book X Days Out

    He said travelers would “need to book 7 to 10 days out

    Means travelers need to book 7-10 days ahead- call to make a reservation 7-10 days before they want to arrive.

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    Re: Book X Days Out

    The thread did not experience technical difficulties. I shut it because words and replies were being twisted or ignored. I am going to shut this thread too.

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