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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>>It would be silly for airlines to drop fares in line with fuel costs: The Cost of Airline Fuel Drops While Airplane Ticket Prices Stay Steady

>>A project on this magnitude is unprecedented and will be hard to beat, though no doubt others will try: Emirates and Boeing Partner on Destination Marketing Drone Film Project

>>The introduction of a new fully-connected in-flight entertainment system is nothing less than what we’ve grown to expect from forward-thinking JetBlue: JetBlue Updates Fleet With New Interiors and More In-Flight Connectivity

>>Navigating loyalty programs has become an ever-moving game: Loyalty Study Pegs JetBlue’s TrueBlue as Top Program For Frequent Flyers

>>Airlines are expanding their rich in-flight entertainment (IFE) menus from blockbusters to brain boosters: From Popcorn to Brain Food, Airlines Enrich In-Flight Entertainment

>>Republican lawmakers are gearing up to privatize air traffic control in the U.S.: Why the U.S. Doesn’t Have Enough Trained Air Traffic Controllers

>>It’s refreshing to see an airline get the formula right: Qantas Gets the Safety Video Formula Right While Promoting Destinations

Photo Credit: A still from drone video of Norway's sights. Emirates