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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.

>>Targeted bidding on flight upgrades is a smart way for airlines to engage customers: The Plan to Pit Passenger Against Passenger for Better Flight Upgrades

>>Earlier this month we released our third annual Skift State of Travel deck: State of Global Travel 2016: 5 Charts on the Most Connected Airports

>>More airlines are remembering the value of elite loyalty members: American Airlines Enters the Battle for Elite Passengers

Photo Credit: A Virgin America flight in 2010. Thomas Hawk / Flickr