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    I don't mind reserved for big title premiere weekend and such.

    But I once went to a matinee by myself at like 1 p.m. on a weekday (don't judge, TV news life) for something that had been out for a while, and they made my pick a seat, despite only two other people being in the huge theater.

    On the other hand, when I saw Ep. VIII last week, they didn't reserve seats, and we got there just as previews were starting and had to sit in the front. There were probably 10-15 seats further back, but all singles.

    The big thing theaters are doing now is moving to big comfy, even reclining seats. I was surprised by this when I saw TLJ at the mall theater back home. It's kinda like the big move to stadium seating we saw a couple decades ago. And of course the bar/meal big seat luxury theaters got more popular in the last few years too.

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    Reserved seating all the way for me.

    That way I don't feel the urge to charge people out of the way to get a good seat.

    I can turn up 5 minutes before the movie, and if somebody is in my seat, I ask them to move.

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    Every large cinema here (well, apart maybe from the porno ones? I don't know, never been, although I've read cases about them. Anyway I'm not sure I'd consider them large) does reserved seating.

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    Okay, okay.

    Reserved seating is the best thing since pull-tab beer cans.

    I'll find something else to grumble about.

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    Beer tastes better from a bottle.

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    I have never heard of reserved seating in a movie theatre until just now.

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    speaking of reserved seats......anyone have ideas on how to improve air travel?

    I fly overseas a lot and the entire process is one big PITA. I think I've discussed this before in the Travel thread about trying to find deals and discounts on airfare and how much of a crap-shoot it seems to be about when to buy, etc.
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    Also, in our cinemas we generally have no more than 2 ads and 3 trailers. All in all the movie usually starts playing not less than 8 minutes after the "start". I remember that things are very different in the US.

    Most chain cinemas also now sell a decent selection of beer and several types of wine.

    We have had reserved seating for all tickets and shows since we moved here in 1993. I think we even had it in Malaysia in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It's always just been that way.

    In conclusion: MY CINEMAS' STANDPOINTS ARE ABOVE YOURS'

    Re:Air Travel, do you mean for yourself or the whole system? Where are you flying to and what are your main criteria in terms of "improvement"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR2 Fan View Post
    speaking of reserved seats......anyone have ideas on how to improve air travel?

    I fly overseas a lot and the entire process is one big PITA. I think I've discussed this before in the Travel thread about trying to find deals and discounts on airfare and how much of a crap-shoot it seems to be about when to buy, etc.
    Things that make air travel very pleasant for me

    1 - Airline status
    2 - APEC card
    3 - Amex platinum charge card
    4 - Pay more

    Airline status just makes everything easier. Premium check in, lounge access, better seats, front of the queue when shit goes wrong, many of the hassles of travel just melt away when you have top tier status

    APEC card means I donít need a visa for countries which would otherwise need one (China, Russia, Vietnam etc) and in all APEC countries I get to use the diplomats queue at inbound and outbound immigration. Massive time and hassle saver.

    Charge card gives really good points earning which parks the points in an account which can transfer to to a bunch of different airlines and hotel programs. It also gives a priority pass and some other direct lounge access which comes in very handy when flying non alliance airlines such as the little flights around Asia or Europe when youíre on Air Asia and the like.

    Paying more in the right place helps. Flying business on a decent airline is really a very pleasant experience. Flat beds, decent food, great service, long flights are a breeze. Specials are affordable otherwise itís about the points and booking early, most of my leisure business and first class flights are booked on points. Paying more might also mean shorter clights on an LCC but paying a very small amount extra for stuff like front row seats. Itís a tiny outlay for a much better experience. That might not be the advice you want but paying more, in the right places, helps a lot

    Iíll take yesterday as an example flying from Bali to Singapore with the gf. Used APEC card to skip outbound immigration queue which looked about 15 minutes long. Then used priority pass to chill in the lounge until flight was boarding. Flying on Jetstar 3K so serious budget airline but we paid for front row seats (maybe an extra $20 on top of a $150 fare) so we had unlimited legroom and were first off. At Singapore end we had a great gate, got to an empty immigration and were in the taxi 5 minutes after the door opened. Just a really easy flight which was really pleasant and no hassle because of a few extras.

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