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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>>Other airlines will feel more comfortable charging fees to encourage travelers to book directly if Lufthansa’s plan works: Lufthansa Offers Direct Booking Savings and Agents Aren’t Happy

>>By crushing passengers knees, airlines might just be shooting themselves in the foot: Upselling Is Killing the Airline Industry One Bad Economy Seat at a Time

>>Diversity matters, especially for the passenger experience: Government Report Highlights U.S. Airlines’ Lack of Racial and Gender Diversity

Photo Credit: United will refurbish its 767 fleet for improved passenger experience and reliability. United Airlines