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.

>> Things are looking up on the drinks cart: Airlines See Revenue in Well-Made, In-Flight Cocktails

>> Many airlines are in desperate need of a charm offensive: Why Smiling Flight Attendants Need to Be Part of Airlines’ Fee Strategies

>> The Transparent Airfares Act looks like it’s been grounded with little hope of ever being cleared for take-off: The Transparent Airfares Act Goes Back to Square One

Photo Credit: A Southwest plane on a runway. Associated Press