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.

>> It’s great to finally be able to dig into the report that’s been much-discussed over the last month: U.S. Airlines Reveal Evidence They Say Proves Gulf Carriers Get Unfair Subsidies

>> Globalization has finally taken hold of the aviation industry: Etihad Adds Residence Suite to New York Route in Open Skies Amenities Escalation

>> Unless the U.S. government curtails competition from Gulf carriers, U.S. airlines just can’t compete: U.S. Airlines Promise to Get More Aggressive Towards Gulf Carrier Rivals

>> Thank goodness for this: Obama Signs Bill Funding Homeland Security and the TSA

Photo Credit: The airlines and labor unions including the a Teamsters, Air Line Pilots Association International, and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants worked together to release the report. Skift