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These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.

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.

>>British Airways took a page out of Ryanair’s playbook on its plans for short-haul catering: British Airways Starts Charging for Food on Short Haul Flights

>>When David Neeleman was pushed out of JetBlue Airways, the carrier he founded, in 2007, it wasn’t clear he would have a next act: CEO Interview: JetBlue Founder’s Future With Azul Airlines and TAP Portugal

>>United pushed the launch of its basic economy fares out a few months, giving business travelers a few more months to enjoy existing perks tied to economy tickets. Slowly, however, the axeman cometh: United Hits Pause on Introducing Basic Economy Fares — Skift Business Traveler

>>Many U.S. airlines and their employee unions are concerned about Norwegian’s rapid growth: Norwegian Air CEO Interview: Regulators and Airlines Are Afraid of Us

>>Thomas Cook’s disastrous merger with The Co-operative Group in 2011 gave it more than 1,200 retail shops at a time when the public was switching to online sales. Gradually it has been trying to reduce this number while at the same time improving those deemed to be in key locations: Thomas Cook Closes 28 More Offices in Shift Away From Downtown Locations

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Photo credit: David Neeleman's post JetBlue project, Brazil's Azul Airlines, has struggled in recent years because of Brazil's sluggish economy. But he predicts the airline will report a third-quarter profit. Azul Airlines

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