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.

>> Flight attendants are there for safety first: Why Disrespecting Flight Attendants is Totally Nuts

>> The number of Americans flying during the Christmas travel period hasn’t changed year-over-year: This Christmas Will Be the Most Traveled on Record for Americans

>> As long as their identities won’t be known: U.S. Travelers Want Airports to Track Their Mobile Devices

>> These are the moments that made a difference in travel this year: 25 Travel Moments That Mattered in 2014

>> The rules are changing for airline rewards miles: A New Strategy for Earning and Keeping Airline Elite Status in 2015

>> The U.S. still hasn’t broken the cycle: U.S. Airlines Still Lag Far Behind Global Carriers for On-Time Performance

Photo Credit: In this Wednesday, December 21, 2011, file photo, holiday travelers, including Donald Occimio of Mesa, Ariz., dressed as Santa Claus, and his wife Diane check in at Sky Harbor International Airport, in Phoenix. Tom Tingle / Associated Press