weekly_trend_roundup.jpgEvery 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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>>Maybe some solutions will emerge: 5 Homeland Security Priorities to Enhance Safety and Keep the Lines Moving

>>This should worry travelers: TSA Isn’t Doing Enough to Secure U.S. Airports From Rogue Employees

>>The loyalty programs will be independent for now: Virgin America CEO Tells Loyalty Members It Needed Acquisition to Compete

>>There is a great appetite for connectivity in the air globally: Gogo Seeks Growth Outside of U.S. Where Demand for In-Flight Wi-Fi Is Strong

>>Alaska Air has a leadership position on the west coast: Alaska Air CEO on Virgin America Deal: ‘We Wanted More Canvas to Work With

Photo Credit: Virgin America CEO David Cush and a flight attendant mark the airline's IPO at the Nasdaq exchange on November 14, 2014. Virgin America Virgin America