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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.

For all of our trends roundups, go here.

>>Etihad will become the official airline of New York Fashion Week: In the Battle of the Airline Lifestyle Brands, Etihad’s Style Is Expanding

>>Gogo’s previous setback is no more: Delta Makes a Big Commitment to Gogo’s Next-Gen In-Flight Wi-Fi

>>Airlines are redefining loyalty on all fronts: 3 Ways of Rethinking the Premium Airport Lounge

>>Cheap oil helped U.S. airlines make unbelievable improvements in net profits last year: Airlines Are Becoming Rational Businesses and Passengers Are Benefiting

>>Now that airlines are reporting major profit, it’s time for them to reward flyers: U.S. Airline Profits Surge to Record Levels As Fees Increase

Photo Credit: Gogo had a set-back when American Airlines decided to open up its Wi-Fi bid to rival ViaSat, but this new Delta Air Lines commitment makes up for that. Delta Air Lines