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. Gate-to-gate device usage now common among U.S. airlines: Largest U.S. Airlines Now Allow Electronic Devices But Southwest is the Holdout 
  2. Airlines’ profits grow thanks to bag fees: Airlines’ Extra Bag Fees Rake in $545 Million a Year in the UK
  3. Budget airlines more efficient at making money than legacy carriers: Budget Airlines Now Generate More Unite Revenues Than Legacy Airlines in the U.S. 
  4. Lack of female pilots drives flyers’ fear: Females Pilots Not Trusted by Travelers in the UK Survey
  5. Flyers get access to more in-flight digital tools: Gogo In-Flight Teams Up with Glympse for Check-Ins in the Sky
  6. Legacy airlines should take a few tips from low-cost competitors: Spirit Airlines’ CEO Thinks There’s Plenty of Room in Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Club
  7. Smaller U.S. airlines have an opportunity to provide better service: Frontier Tops List of Best Domestic Airlines in the U.S.
  8. Airlines know more about flyers than they think: Airlines Use Data to Target Flyers: Customer-Friendly or Creepy?
  9. Iberia continues its positive rebound: Good News for British Airways as Iberia and Vueling Outperform
  10. Airlines find creative ways to attract business flyers: Turkish Airlines Caters to Investors with In-Flight Startup Pitches
Photo Credit: A picture shows the economy class section of an Airbus A380 passenger plane of Qatar Airways at the ILA International Air Show in Schoenefeld outside Berlin, June 8, 2010. Thomas Peter / Reuters