Every 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.
>>Since fares have been falling, coach passengers may need to get used to the idea that Emirates will start charging for extras, just as other airlines do: Emirates CEO Interview: Tim Clark on the Next Generation of Fees
>>Long lines at the airport may return if congress is unable to come to terms with budgets that make sense: TSA Lines May Return In October Without Better Government Funding
>>Does the airline industry even need another in-flight Wi-Fi provider? French aircraft company Thales thinks so. And if its entry into the market helps drive costs down and speeds up service, we’re all for it: Another Player Enters the In-Flight Wi-Fi Game — Skift Business Traveler
>>There’s almost no chance that Alaska Airlines will keep Virgin America around as an airline for any longer than necessary: Alaska Air Still Holding Off Big Decisions About Virgin America’s Future
>>JetBlue is in a tough spot. If it wants to fly to Europe, the easy move is to add A321LRs since it already flies a version of that plane. But the A321LR will be range-limited, so perhaps it’s time for JetBlue to take a chance and add widebodies: JetBlue Thinks Bigger Planes as It Considers Longer Flights
>>On short-haul flights, airlines have just about levied all the fees they can: United Generates More Ancillary Revenue Than Any Other Airline
>>What Jetstar Group has done is nearly impossible. It has taken five different airlines in five countries, most with different investors, and operating them as one brand: Jetstar CEO Interview: Running the World’s Most Unique Low-Cost Carrier