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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>>Airlines are in the process of radically rethinking their premium class offerings: 9 Priorities as Millennials and Gen Z Move to the Front of the Plane

>>Can we now say that the radical evolution of loyalty and premium upgrade is nearly complete? How United Airlines Is Turning Value Flyers Into First-Class Customers

>>JetBlue is an airline on the move. But will it eventually expand to Europe? 5 Takeaways from JetBlue’s Earnings Call

>>U.S. airlines may not like it, but there’s a good chance Norwegian will win in arbitration: In Norwegian Air Spat, European Union will Request Formal Arbitration

>>It’s no secret that Boeing has been having a tough time selling 747s. But for how long will the company keep trying? Boeing Suggests it May Not Produce the 747 Forever

>>When fuel was expensive, Spirit was one of the industry’s top performers. But cheaper oil has not been helpful: Here’s How Spirit Airlines Will Increase Its Revenues

>>Give Lufthansa credit for an intriguing new promotion. But for passengers, this is not that great of a deal: Want to Book an Airbnb ‘Room’ on a Plane? Lufthansa Makes It Possible

>>What will the next generation of loyalty programs look like? The Evolution of Major U.S. Airline Loyalty Programs Is Complete

>>Improved on-time arrivals these days have much in common with schedules that don’t always represent reality: Are On-Time Aspirations Hurting the Airlines? Skift Business Traveler

>>It looks like International Airlines Group knew it what it was doing last year when it acquired Aer Lingus: British Airways Owner Relying on Aer Lingus to Soften Brexit Blow

>>Gogo’s new 2KU service is definitely beneficial for travelers. But will it be good for investors? Gogo Doesn’t Have Profits Yet, But Says It Has Momentum