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 isn’t often that you see the U.S. Travel Association calling out anyone: The Lobbying Groups in the Fight for Open Skies Over U.S. Airspace

>> Now we just need a smart airline to buy these: New Adjustable Economy Seat Concept Makes Room for One and All

>> A lot is at stake here and we expect the investigations to continue: Big Three U.S. Airlines Release Document Cache in Open Skies Debate

>> Turkish Airlines knows where it stands as it continues spreading its wings: Interview: Turkish Airlines CEO Says His Airline Is Better and Different Than Gulf Carriers

>> It’s a dog eat dog world and we’ve run out of seatbelt extenders: Why Today’s Traveler Should Be Worried About Space in Tomorrow’s Airline Cabin

>> This toilet is set to make everything easier for crews to ensure your airborne private time is better than ever: The Airline Toilet That Is Set to Revolutionize In-Flight Relief

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