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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>>It has not been a good week for Spirit’s operation. But airlines often prevail in cases like these, so on-time performance could improve soon: Spirit Air Sues Its Pilots Union After Airline Had to Cancel Hundreds of Flights

>>The union said it will comply with the order. But does that mean Spirit flights will immediately start running on-time again? Probably not: Spirit Airlines Gets Support From Federal Court in Disagreement With Pilot Union

>>The past six weeks have been disastrous for the U.S. airline industry. But that doesn’t make this survey wrong. For most passengers (yes, even those in coach) flying in North America is much better than it was a decade ago: New J.D. Power Survey Says Airlines Passenger Satisfaction Is at All-time High

>>A wider electronics ban could seriously impact European visitation to the U.S. this summer: U.S. May Ban Laptops on All Flights From Europe, Report Says

>>It was a big deal when Air Canada spun off its frequent flyer program. And it was probably a good idea for the time because Air Canada needed the cash. But times are different now: Years After Spinning Off Its Loyalty Program, Air Canada Will Create a New One

>>This makes perfect sense, and can’t cost Alaska Airlines much in revenue. Why don’t other U.S. carriers do the same thing? Alaska Airlines Now Lets New Parents Keep Elite Status for an Extra Year

>>Tune in to hear from the CEO who is changing the game for transatlantic air travel: Skift Backstage Podcast: Norwegian Air CEO on Flying Cheap and Long-Haul

 

Photo Credit: Spirit Airlines has sued its pilot union, accusing pilots of purposely slowing the carrier's operations. The company and the pilots are trying to negotiate a new contract. Spirit Airlines