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.

>> A bunch of airlines tout their Wi-Fi offerings, but which carriers have the fastest networks? The Challenge of Finding the Fastest In-Flight Wi-Fi

>> Get ready to stare into the crystal ball of air travel: Airlines as Lifestyle Brands May Be the Future of Air Travel

>> With an improving economy, a busier holiday air travel season looms: With Strong Economy, U.S. Air Travel Expected to Rise During Thanksgiving Season

>> A la carte extras will drive revenue more than frequent flyer programs this year: Major Airlines Will Have More Ancillary Revenue Than Their Low-Cost Rivals this Year

>> JetBlue’s Marty St. George spoke at Skift Global Forum last month about creating a new airline business model around leisure travelers: Skift Forum Video: Behind JetBlue’s Strategy to Create a New Airline Business Model

>> More people are bringing guns to airports: The TSA Has a New Record for Guns Found at Airport Checkpoints

>> The in-flight voice calls debate just took an interesting turn: Flight Attendant Union Has Conflicting Positions on Security of In-Flight Calls and Data Usage

>> This isn’t particularly surprising: Americans Are Officially the Unhappiest Air Travelers on Earth

>> Airlines try out new services to stand out with in-flight entertainment: Southwest Is Launching Beats Music Service on Its Flights

 

Photo Credit: JetBlue's Fly-Fi offering. Skift