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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.

>> This is the time to make good impressions with passengers: Airports Around the World Aren’t Skimping on Holiday Celebrations

>> Flying may often be easier, but not for your wallet: When It’s Cheaper to Drive Than to Fly in the U.S. This Holiday Season

>> U.S. airlines did well: Top 10 Airlines on Social Media for November 2014

>> Thank the decline of oil prices for this one: U.S. Airlines’ Earnings Expected to Jump to $19 Billion in 2015

>> U.S. regulators want drone operators to have more training: Drones Near Airports Are a Growing Threat Says FAA Chief

>> The debate about training is ongoing: Drone Operators May Have to Get Licenses to Fly in the U.S.

Photo Credit: In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, file photo, a passenger walks through an American Airlines baggage claim area at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo