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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.

>> Tomorrow’s airline will still consist of a confined space, with seating complemented by niceties: To Build the Airline of the Future Carriers Must Think Beyond the Seat

>> The U.S. tourism industry is biting its nails: U.S. Travel Association Sees Connection Between Airline Consolidation and Price Collusion

>> The ongoing Open Skies debate is a big win for accountants, lawyers, and typists: Open Skies Debate Deteriorates Into Disagreement Over Agreements

Photo Credit: American Compensates for the lack of a lounge on the 777-200 by providing an attractive walkup bar, which also serves to disguise unattractive galleys and is a better welcome on board for passengers–that’s hospitality well applied. American Airlines