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Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines aviation.
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>>Those traveling on British Airways this week — especially on short-haul flights — may be in for disruptions as a portion of its cabin crew is expected to go on strike: British Airways Flight Attendants Set to Strike — Skift Business Traveler
>>Young travelers may have a new reason to consider Alaska Airlines — the carrier just opened up free mobile messaging on all of its WiFi-equipped flights: Alaska Airlines Offers Free In-Flight Mobile Messaging
>>Some old-school companies talk about embracing start-up thinking without knowing what that really means. This is what they wish it looked like: British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline
>>The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are probably the two most iconic jets in the sky. But both have four engines, and burn a lot of fuel, so many airlines are wary of them: Big Jets Fall Out of Favor as United Plans Early Retirement for 747s
>>Passengers probably should not get too used to all those new amenities in coach, like free snacks or booze on long-haul flights: Delta Won’t Adjust Its Approach Despite Worries of Economic Downturn
>>The TSA is likely doing a better job identifying firearms at a time when more and more irresponsible gun owners are either purposefully or mistakenly attempting to smuggle them onboard: The TSA Found the Most Guns at These U.S. Airports in 2016