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.

>> Republicans are winning with campaign contributions from airline PACs so far this year, even though contributions are lower than the past: American Airlines Top Airline Donor to Political Campaigns This Year

>> The days of cutting corners for your pouch on planes could be numbered: Service Dogs on Airplanes to Get More Scrutiny From Department of Transportation

>> The knee defender battles continue: Smaller Seats, Crowded Planes Create Environment for Reclining Wars

>> Skift survey finds knee defenders aren’t wanted as much as we thought: Majority of Americans Are Against Using Knee Defenders on Airline Flights

>> Some airports not being strict enough with guns: Airports Cope With Passengers Who Forget About Guns in Bags

>> FAA starting to catch up on drone rules: FAA Losing Drone Regulatory Battle So Far

 

 

Photo Credit: Southwest Airlines newer, skinnier seats, though won't do anything for the seat recline debate. Southwest Airlines