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.

>> U.S. carriers have turned to sometime antagonists, sometime rivals in labor unions for help: Labor Unions and U.S. Airlines Set Aside Differences to Attack Gulf Carriers

>> Most Star Alliance members still assign miles based on distance-flown versus cost-of-ticket: Refugees from United’s MileagePlus Program Find Loyalty With Other Star Alliance Partners

>> More like these, please: 5 New Airline Cabin Features Changing the Way We Travel

>> Another banner for 2014 air travel and the highest number since before the Recession: Nearly 850 Million Passengers Boarded U.S. Flights in 2014

 

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