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.

>> The Dreamliner continues its rise: Richard Branson Gets First Tour of Virgin Atlantic’s First Dreamliner

>> The lesser pain at the pump likely won’t mean lower ticket prices: Airlines’ Dropping Fuel Costs Won’t Translate Into Lower Fares

>> This week Skift asked only New Yorkers what their thoughts are on a West Africa travel ban: New Yorkers Still Wary of Banning Travelers From West Africa

>> Airlines aren’t rushing to get this: The Convertible Airline Seat Design That Has Aviation Experts Buzzing

Photo Credit: It’s thumbs up as Richard Branson tries out the Economy seats on Virgin Altantic’s first 787 Dreamliner during his first walk-through of the aircraft in Atlanta October 24, 2014. Virgin Atlantic