News and Notes from Around the Interweb:
- A fascinating story from Ask the Pilot on what really happened in the Air France Concorde crash in 2000 — faulty repair to a landing gear, overweight aircraft, error in shutting down an engine, in addition to the piece of metal of the Continental jet.
- Buying MyVanilla debit cards with a credit card and taking the money out at a bank.
- The Hampton Inn Logan Airport leaks that the first quarter HHonors promotion will be double miles or points between January 7 and March 31.
- China will be introducing 72 hour waiver of visa for arrivals at Beijing Capital Airport in 2013, much as they do at Shanghai Pudong airport (which is 48 hours). It’ll only be available for citizens of certain countries, including the US, who are arriving from one country and in transit to another.