Roundup: New Uber Feature, Stunning Train Ride, Piranhas at LAX, Famous Beach Closed and More

This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, please send them my way.
News Roundup


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Uber Black launches Quiet Driver Mode

Uber is finally giving users its most requested feature: an in-app way to ask for minimal conversation during your ride. The “Quiet Mode” feature is free and will be available to everyone in the U.S., but only on Uber Black and Uber Black SUV premium rides. Read more here.

This Glass-domed Train Through the Canadian Rockies Is One of the Most Scenic Rides in the World

The GoldLeaf rail cars have full-dome windows so guests can see above them, a feature that’s particularly handy when traveling through Western Canada’s stunning mountain ranges. Read more here.

Celebrity Chef Caught Attempting to Sneak 40 Frozen Piranhas Through LAX

The chef was in town to take part in the Los Angeles Times’ month-long food festival known as the Food Bowl. For the event, Martinez decided to bring along a local delicacy in is checked luggage: 40 frozen piranhas. Read more here.

Thailand bay made popular by ‘The Beach’ to remain closed for two more years

Maya Bay, the stunning cove made famous by “The Beach,” the 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has already been shuttered for almost a year, and will likely remain closed for two more years Read more here.

Chase Now Lets You Dispute A Charge In App

Chase has added the ability to dispute a charge within the Chase app. The option in available for personal cards only for now. Read more here.

Air Italy Rebrands Loyalty Program As @MyAirItalyClub

Air Italy has today revealed the details of their revamped loyalty program. Until last year, Air Italy was known as Meridiana, and the loyalty program was called Meridiana Club. Read more here.

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2 thoughts on “Roundup: New Uber Feature, Stunning Train Ride, Piranhas at LAX, Famous Beach Closed and More

  1. Curious about that new train gimmick…. the bit about special viewing cars. Amtrak has long had something similar on several of its famed (but soooo aging) Rocky Mtn rides…. that is, ONE viewing car on a long train. (and good luck getting to actually sit in one of those seats at the best moments…. Heck no, you have to wait for all the chaps who go up there and camp in that viewing car…. 24 hours….. really ruined the whole Amtrak view car experience for us…)

    Now, if you actually get to BUY a seat on this new Canadian/Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Service — one that assures you of having the SAME SEAT on the new luxury car, then THAT would be wonderful. (and no doubt very expensive) Followed a few links and not seeing a clear answer — suspicious. Any readers checked further into this? Still, Amtrak take note; you desperately need to up your long haul game before current POTUS does you in

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