I just had a bad travel wekend, where my flite was rebooked, so I had to cancel my hotel in MI, and book in NJ. The airport FS Marriott, that I like so much was sold out, and I was told that platinum override only applies 48 hours in advance.
I don't remember having to use this 48 hours in advance, but I haven't used it in years, and then it was at properties that were constantly booked, and I never knew till day of arrival if I made it out the list of platinum's in queue to get a room or not. Most times I did, though sometimes it was a very interesting room, like a conference room with a fold out couch.
Any recent experiences?