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.
>> Airport performance and user experience needs to be assessed against global standards: What American Airports Can Learn From the Rest of the World

>> We’re still gonna keep looking at these oddities: The Essential Guide to the Weirdest Airline Seats Ever Conceived

>> We hope Virgin America will find a business model that will help it keep the service free in the future: Virgin America’s Pick for In-Flight Wi-Fi Signals a Change for Passenger Experience

>> Our lungs already feel cleaner, but what about the airlines?: Europe Is Leading the Slow Process Towards Greener Airports

>> The TSA had been on the upswing until a lack of leadership brought it back down: 5 Things That the TSA Can Improve With New Leadership

>> If we get free Wi-Fi out of it, we may not even mind being sold to when we fly: More Content, More Games, and More Advertising Coming to In-Flight Entertainment

Photo Credit: The interior of Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport at night-time. Christian Schröder / Wikipedia