weekly_trend_roundupEvery 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.
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>> Premium passengers are a big chunk of most airlines’ revenue: The Aircraft Seat Supplier That Built a Business Designing a Better Premium

>> The bigger challenge is to get airlines to get their collective heads around this concept: We Found the Smart Aircraft Seat that Could Spare Millions of Passengers’ Knees

>> If some airlines have done it, so can others: Air Travelers With Disabilities See Some Improvements, Study Finds

>> Richard Branson made sure that his Virgin Atlantic oozed cool: Skift Global Forum 2015: Virgin Atlantic CEO on Building a Lasting Airline Brand

>> IATA had a good idea, it just didn’t implement it with any authority: British Airways Begins Crackdown as Luggage Woes Go International

>> Deplaning early is a silly, impractical idea: The Next Great Untapped Airline Fee Is Getting off the Plane First

Photo Credit: The Air Access seat concept by Priestmangoode combines aircraft seating with wheelchair access, making it easier for passengers with restricted mobility to board aircraft. Priestmangoode