Seat reservations on trains

I was getting a train the other day.
And the train was cancelled with a replacement bus service.
And some lads turned up with bikes and their train tickets.
And the bus man was all ‘you can’t bring those 2 wheelers on here!!!’
And the lads were all ‘well how do we get home then?’
And then there was a bit of a back and forth argument, and then one of the lads tried to force himself onto the bus, and the bus driver was all ‘I’m not moving this bus!!! Get away from the bus!!!’ And then one of the other lads started filming it all on his phone saying he was going to put it on YouTube, and then eventually we managed to escape on the bus with the bike lads left at the station.

But how were they meant to get home?


On bikes


Really sorry but you have set off the QI klaxon

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How come?

You automatically get allocated a specific seat on the trains here and I vastly prefer it this way. (You can also pick one online of course but point is everyone gets a specific seat.)

Too obvious a response I’m afraid! Very sorry!

If they’d booked bike slots, then the onus is on the train company to book them a taxi with space for bikes.

Also, I always adopt the @antpocalypsenow awkward sorry method, and it hasn’t failed me once.

Also also, why didn’t one of her kids give her the seat?

Also also also they got seats in first class, which is solid work on their part.

Nice thread, this.

I imagine the kids didn’t give her their seat because some teenagers standing up for a bit wouldn’t get as much of that sweet sweet attention as ‘pregnant mum stands up a bit’

Old people were definitely dickheads though. Unless they were ill or something.

LOL! Not giving a seat up to a pregnant woman who’d reserved it. HILARIOUS!!

If its illegal to not care about something slightly inconvenient happening to someone, then throw my ass in jail.

ooh northern trains begs to differ

love it on the occasion that a cross country train turns up before a northern

No One else would claim the seats and she’d get that sweet sweet two seat feeling

Sat in non-ideal cinema seats on Monday night while a prime pair of seats sat unoccupied behind us the entire time, despite not being available to buy as they were already reserved.

Reader, I was irked.


I’m on a train right now!
Non reserved seat


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It’s VERY exciting!

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This happens a lot at Cineworld when they have one offs of older films - I would guess at Unlimited customers booking but not showing up.

We got the last two tickets for a screening of Jaws back in the summer - proper crap seats, front row on the left end. Despite being sold out probably a third of the cinema was empty when it started, so we did a mad dash at the start to some much better seats.

More annoyingly we couldn’t even get tickets for a screening of the Matrix later that same day, but I reckon it was probably about the same.

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Yeah I’ve moved a few times in the bigger Cine or Vue screens, but this was a little jam packed 30 seater, was going to cause mayhem if we moved. Obviously people can book things then disasters can strike and they can’t make it but I still prefer unreserved cinemas. But then I live locally and have the luxury of time on my hands so :man_shrugging:

(Also there are certain seats that Cineworld just hold back from advanced booking to ensure that they are available for walk-ins (H8, H9, H10 and H11 in Screen 7 for example)