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10 Aviation Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Dec 21, 2013 9:00 am

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Delta Air Lines' passengers wait to check bags at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. James Emery / Flickr


Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts we highlight the stories that tackle these trends. This one looks at top aviation trends. For all of our trends roundups, go here.

  1. U.S. budget airlines generate more jobs than major carriers: U.S. Budget Airlines Added Jobs in 2013 While Major Carriers Cut Them
  2. U.S. airlines are collecting more from reservation changes: U.S. Airlines Made $4.7 Billion on Baggage and Change Fees in First 9 Months of 2013
  3. Airlines continue to introduce new fees: Virgin Atlantic To Charge $40 Extra For Seat Reservations
  4. In-flight Wi-Fi is becoming more common worldwide: AeroMexico to Launch In-Flight Wi-Fi and Entertainment Powered by Gogo in 2014
  5. In-flight Wi-Fi is becoming more common worldwide: Thai Budget Carrier Nok Air Announces Free In-Flight Wi-Fi for Flyers
  6. The business model for in-flight Wi-Fi is evolving: All Flyers Will Have Free Seamless In-Flight Wi-Fi in the Future
  7. Airlines and flyers push back against in-flight calls: Delta CEO Tells Employees Worldwide That In-Flight Calls Won’t Be Allowed
  8. More airlines allowing device usage during all stages of flight: British Airways First European Airline to Allow Phones and Devices to Stay on Throughout Flights
  9. Airports are making more money from retail than ever before: Airports Hire Personal Shoppers to Boost Retail Revenues for Layovers
  10. Etihad continues to grow its quasi-fourth alliance: Etihad Adds Another Codeshare, This Time Aegean Airlines in Greece

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