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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>>If the UK economy moves into recession, companies will look to slash their corporate travel budget: Will Low-Cost Airlines Benefit From a Brexit-Induced Corporate Travel Slowdown?

>>It’s becoming clear that airlines are not done with their loyalty experimentation: American Airlines Quietly Experiments With Disrupting Its Award Ticket Pricing

>>Southwest and JetBlue might have the cheapest redemptions, but savvy frequent flyers generally still find more value in programs offered by American, Delta, and United: Southwest and JetBlue Loyalty Plans Are Best for Free Domestic Tickets Says Study

>>You may not have heard of Mexico’s Volaris yet, but that should change soon. It is planning a major U.S. expansion: Mexican Low-Cost Airline Volaris Is Outsmarting Rivals, One Bus at a Time

>>Qantas is finally seeing some improvement from its Jetstar brands. But will the discount airlines be able to sustain their success? With Jetstar Group, Qantas Succeeds Where Other Big Airlines Have Failed

>>Give Boeing credit for trying to innovate, but it is it really so hard to control the overhead light by pushing a button? Boeing Wants Passengers to Control Their Experience Via Smartphones

>>American wants flyers to know that it’s only “shuffling” reward prices. We’re not sure what that means either: American ‘Shuffles’ Its Award Ticket Prices, Stays Quiet About Dynamic Pricing