Meanwhile, at the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, China and the US announced a surprising agreement to work together to curb emissions.
There are also concerns about how booster jab requirements will affect travel to France, with three MPs being ticked over their behavior on a trip to Gibraltar.
These are the main headlines about travel on Thursday 11 November.
Boeing admits liability for crash 737 Max
Boeing has admitted liability for the Ethiopian Airlines flight crash in March 2019, which killed 157 passengers and crew. The move came in a US court filing in response to lawsuits from the victims’ families. The nearly new Boeing 737 Max had just taken off from Addis Ababa on a flight to Nairobi when the pilots lost control due to faulty software. (The independent)
China and US in surprising emissions deal
China and the US have announced a surprise plan to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, as a strong impetus for the Cop26 summit. The world’s two largest economies will work closely together on the emission reductions scientists say will be needed over the next 10 years to stay within 1.5°C. (the guard)
French Covid pass rules ‘look for sure’ to apply to UK visitors
Changes to the rules regarding the French Pass Sanitaire could affect anyone over the age of 65 with a holiday booked in France from mid-December. From then on, older travelers will need the booster jab, but the NHS app, which syncs with the TousAntiCovid French version, cannot display the additional QR code confirming a third jab. (The Telegraph)
MPs behave badly on BA flight
Three MPs ‘made full use of the facilities’ in a British Airways lounge and were allegedly drunk on a flight to Gibraltar during an official trip. One was taken through Gibraltar airport in a wheelchair after the group arrived to visit troops on British soil (The times)
Virgin founder injured during charity bike ride
Sir Richard Branson said wearing a bicycle helmet saved his life after his brakes gave out at a charity event. The 71-year-old entrepreneur feared he had broken his back or paralyzed himself during the Strive BVI fundraising campaign in the British Virgin Islands, but escaped with serious bruises. (Evening Standard)