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.

>> Dubai understands what the airport of tomorrow will look like: Interview: Dubai Airports CEO on Transforming a Travel Pain Point

>> The threat of facing fines for lengthy tarmac delays seems to have worked: U.S. Airport Tarmac Delays Were at Their Lowest Point on Record Last Year

>> We think the Chairman is right on the money: Emirates Chairman Says U.S. Airlines Should Stop Complaining and Improve Their Service

>> Apple Pay comes to the skies: JetBlue Embraces Apple Pay for In-Flight Food and Upgrade Purchases

>> The major U.S. carriers aren’t happy Gulf carriers want to eat their lunches: The Battle Over Open Skies Forces U.S. Tourism Industry to Choose Sides

>> Two Asian carriers came out on top for us: The World’s Best Business Class Experiences Rated by Region

Photo Credit: Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths. Dubai Airports