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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.

>> The legacy U.S. airlines are making it harder for travelers to make airfare comparisons: Online Travel Has Many Problems, and Everyone’s to Blame

>> Airlines’ most creative content marketing efforts keep coming through in their in-flight safety videos: Delta Mashes Together 19 Internet Memes in One Safety Video

>> Airline execs sound-off on the state of the industry: 6 Great Quotes From Airline Execs on Competing in the Skies

>> Having plenty of rewards seats means nothing if airlines don’t make it easier for travelers to redeem their rewards points: Airlines Increase Reward Seat Availability But They Could Be More Costly

>> This equals better business: High-Speed Wi-Fi on Connected Planes Will Fly Sooner Than You Think

Photo Credit: Airberlin has the most reward seat availability, according to a new survey from IdeaWorksCompany. Pictured, an AirBerlin aircraft takes off at Tegel airport in Berlin. Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters