Instant Booking allows Users to book lanes or flow cells that are pre-configured and are ready to go on a specific date. This means there is no back and forth since both he User and Host are committing to running samples at a specific date with specific requirements.
Booking Request allows Users to request the number of lanes and flow cells, read length and read type from a Host for a future date.
Rule of Thumb: If you need a sample sequenced as soon as possible, we suggest using Instant Booking. If you have time and are able to wait then you can use Booking Request.