Retaining soda carbonation

You can turn over the bottle when you crack it open. You will allow the soda to shoot out into your glass while preserving some of the pressure. This will be messy but will work.

As for the OP, I am pretty sure it will go flat faster.

Well if that’s true, then you’re double fucked with plastic. Plus, with cheap bottled water? It TASTES like plastic. Plastic sucks.

Uh, yeah there is. The volume of CO[sub]2[/sub] is several times the size of the bottle. You can prove this experimentally (and I have!) Drink part of a large bottle of soda, trying to preserve the carbonation. Squeeze it before resealing and after you seal it, shake vigorously. The bottle will quite handily reinflate.