After the initial 7 minute grace period your terminal will not be reserved any more. If you have not come to claim your booking, anyone will be permitted to log on.
Further, if you had made several consecutive bookings, the subsequent bookings will only be tentatively allocated to terminals. This means that the person logged on will not be evicted, and the terminal will not be reserved. This is done because it is assumed that if you didn't turn up to the first period, you may well not turn up at all. On the infoterm, tentative allocations are shown by having the workstation name replaced by the word CLAIM followed by the lab name in parentheses.
If you do turn up late for a booking, you can still claim the booking. This is done by logging on to a booking terminal and giving the claim command. You will be told which terminal you have been allocated, and the person on that terminal (if anyone) will be given 5 minutes to leave. The terminal will then be reserved for you for the following 7 minutes.
If you display a pattern of not turning up to claim your bookings, the booking system will consider you to be a defaulter and will not reserve a workstation for you. That is, it will only make a tentative allocation, and you will have to claim your booking through the booking terminal. Once you display a pattern of claiming your bookings, your bookings will once again cause workstations to be reserved for you.
If you default twice in a fortnight, you become a defaulter. To reinstate your good name, you will need to either wait two weeks or turn up to, and claim two consecutive bookings.Loc Van Huynh 2007-03-15