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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>>“Airline passengers want what they want. Sometimes they want the same thing. And sometimes they don’t:” Airlines and Partners Grapple With What Passengers Say They Want Now

>>Will other airlines follow in this new frontier or just circle their wagons?: Virgin America Adds Spotify and New York Times as Latest Perks in In-Flight Wi-Fi Race

>>Skift asked IATA’s Director General Tony Tyler for his thoughts on the antagonism that exists between passengers and airlines: Passengers Get What They Pay For Says IATA’s Outgoing CEO

>>In-flight Wi-Fi, with satellite service coming, is going go to get a helluva lot better: Gogo CEO Doesn’t Care Whether the Future of Wi-Fi Is Free or Not

>>A return to the commission model for agents selling flights is not the solution to the woes of the contemporary retail travel agent: Travel Agents Want Commission for Selling Airline Ancillaries

>>American Airlines has a problem that it shares with travel startups: the infrequent traveler: American Airlines President on the Problem of the Infrequent Flyer

Photo Credit: Gogo CEO Michael Small talked about the future of in-flight Wi-Fi at the Skift Global Forum in Brooklyn on October 15. The screenshot is from a CNBC interview at the forum. CNBC