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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.

>>This is the natural next step for Virgin America, ViaSat, and Netflix and the perfect complement to JetBlue’s Amazon Prime offering: Virgin America Launches In-Flight Netflix Access on Select Routes

>>The thinking behind this is that tap-tap and connect is easier for passengers: The Case for Better In-Flight Wi-Fi Using Apps and Beacons

>>With Surprise and Delight, passengers now have something to look forward to: United Begins New Secret Upgrade Program for Its Best Customers

Photo Credit: A passenger using a smartphone to connect to in-flight wi-fi. Skift