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. Airlines improve in-flight entertainment to attract business class flyers: The Future of In-Flight Entertainment Is More Advanced Than We Can Imagine
  2. Airlines improve in-flight entertainment to attract business class flyers: WestJet Will Rent Tablets For Wi-Fi To Passengers Who Don’t Have Them
  3. U.S. airlines’ slot swaps continue after American-US Airways merger: American Air Gets Two Dozen Slots at New York JFK in Swap with JetBlue
  4. Latin America is still an untapped bed of growth for global airlines: Etihad Focuses on Latin America for Next Partnership Push
  5. U.S. airlines’ on-time rates drop in 2013: Nearly a Quarter of All U.S. Domestic Flights Were Late in 2013
  6. U.S. airlines slow to regulate treatment of flyers’ valuables like instruments, pets:  U.S. DOT Fails to Issue Rules Protecting Musical Instruments from Airlines
  7. Airlines are becoming more aware of passengers’ food allergies: Airlines Are Learning to Accommodate Flyers with Food Allergies
  8. Airports adjust regulations to make room for taxi-booking apps: Beijing Airport Considers New Rules to Accommodate Taxi-Booking Apps

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Photo credit: Interior cabin of a Boeing 767 showing Vantage business class seats. Delta Air Lines

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