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

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.

For all of our weekend roundups, go here.

>>LaGuardia’s congestion woes have only been made worse by terrible weather in the region. The congestion is expected to continue through 2022: New York LaGuardia’s Infrastructure Woes Pile Up As Storms Move Through

>>Cheap fuel is keeping the European aviation market competitive, which presents something of a challenge to strong, established carriers like EasyJet and Ryanair: Cheap Fuel Is Making European Aviation More Competitive

>>Air Canada is taking a page out of the past to make a larger statement about its role in aviation: What’s Behind Air Canada’s New Look and New Branding

>>It seems like every new week there’s a new system outage at a U.S. airline and nobody knows why. Sooner or later, the whole infrastructure is going to collapse: Airline IT Systems Hit a Rough Patch — Skift Business Traveler

>>Air Canada and United still dominate the majority of U.S.-Canada routes, so it’s hard to see how anti-trust immunity helps consumers. But it certainly would make the airlines more formidable competitors: Air Canada and United May Try Again for U.S.-Canada Anti-Trust Immunity

>>American has been a big player in Chicago for decades, and that probably won’t change. But United President Scott Kirby is one of the most fierce competitors in the airline industry. If he says he wants to win in Chicago, he means it: Chicago Is Becoming the Center of the Growing Conflict Between United and American

>>American Airlines has a deep bench, so it will be fine. But this is a big get for United, which needed to bolster its senior management ranks: United Airlines Poaches Another American Airlines Executive

>>Back in the day, airline passengers used to love complaining about bad domestic airline food. But Delta customers should be happy about this: Delta Air Lines Is Bringing Back Free Food in Coach on 12 Routes


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Photo credit: A United Airlines 787 on the ground. United is rebuilding its commercial team, and just hired Andrew Nocella, an American Airlines executive. United Airlines / United Airlines

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