double booking

Discussion in 'Suomi (Finnish)' started by Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Senior Member

    There's going to be a boxing match at some arena, but it turns out that the place has already been booked to host some other games, but somehow neither part wasn't aware of that and the person who's in charge of the arena made a mistake of booking two arrangements at the same time.

    How can I say this?

    "Paikka oli tuplavarannut" (?)
  2. Gavril Senior Member

    English, USA
    You could say,

    Paikka/Areena oli (vahingossa) varattu kahdelle tapahtumalle.

    oli varattu = had been booked
    vahingossa = accidentally
  3. Spongiformi Senior Member

    You can also add "päällekkäin" or "samaan aikaan" to the end of Gavril's line to make sure it's absolutely understood the booking was overlapping.
  4. kirahvi Senior Member

    When I worked in a hotel, we called those kinds of situations simply tuplabuukkaus.

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