Originally Posted by Dave Beers
I voted for the small fee for a good reserved seat. While it is an extra fee, it also levels the playing field with the suite guests who currently get their pick of the best seating by being trotted in a side door by the concierge.
This is, of course, called capitalism. As a suite guest, I pay up front for this amenity. If you want to trot in beside of us, book a suite.
The pay model doesn't level the playing field. It actually screws up the economics of the high end suite. I have money and I am willing to pay for the extra privileges. If you want to book a cheaper cabin then, by 1000 years of economic theory, you get less stuff.