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.

For all of our trends roundups, go here.

>>It looks like more companies are splurging on pricy flights and hotels: Business Travelers Began Returning to First Class in 2015

>>Are loyalty programs out of touch?: The Low-Cost Carrier and Digital Threat to Loyalty and Points Programs

>>This happened even as they continue limiting their capacity growth to protect fares and profits: U.S. Airlines Carried Record Number of Passengers During First Half of 2015

Photo Credit: The business cabin on an Emirates A380. Todd Lappin / Flickr