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8 Aviation Trends We’re Tracking At Skift This Week


Aug 03, 2014 8:00 am

Kristoffer Grogan  / U.S. Customs and Border Protection

SITA says automated passport control kiosks at Orlando International Airport have cut wait times at customs, but other data suggest otherwise. Pictured are automated passport control kiosks at Chicago O'Hare Airport in 2013. Kristoffer Grogan / U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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.

>> Comedy’s still a laughing matter on planes: Comedy Is The Most Popular Genre in the In-Flight Entertainment Business

>> Not all airlines promote Twitter as a form of customer service: How U.S. Airlines Manage Customer Service Expectations on Twitter

>> Ryanair’s popularity is a problem for legacy European airlines: 3 Failing Strategies Behind European Legacy Airlines’ Battle With Ryanair

>> It’s unclear if these kiosks are actually faster yet: Are New Passport Control Kiosks In Orlando Reducing Wait Times?

>> Airlines are trying to figure out free Wi-Fi: One Company’s Non-Traditional Path to Free In-Flight Wi-Fi

>> Americans still book airfares far in advance: The Surprising Vacation Habits of Americans Abroad

>> PreCheck isn’t necessarily faster: The State of Airport Security in a TSA PreCheck-Packed World

>> Delta joins the race to offer more free in-flight entertainment: Delta Just Raised the Stakes in the In-Flight Entertainment Arms Race

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