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.
>>Travelers and corporations certainly detest uncertainty and the prolonged governmental announcements about the possibility of an expanded laptop ban — will we, won’t we? — contribute to business anxiety: U.S. May Extend Laptop Ban to Flights From 71 More Airports
>>It’s amazing how resilient U.S. tourism is. Europeans flock to America during the summer, and while anecdotal evidence suggests some travelers may be altering their plans because of politics, many airlines say they’re having no trouble filling seats: Foreign Airline CEOs Say They See No Trump Slump on U.S. Routes
>>Three airline CEOs on a four-person panel — all of them except United’s Oscar Munoz — said airlines must apologize within 15 minutes for all incidents where they may be at fault. That seems fast, but the news cycle demands it. Airline CEOs Say They Have 15 Minutes to Respond to Customer Crisis Incidents
>>A private air traffic control system isn’t dangerous or untested; many countries around the world use them. Until more details are known about what it will take to implement and operate this new system in the U.S., however, you should remain skeptical about the transformative prospects of such a change: Trump’s Air Traffic Control Proposal Promises Change Without Giving Details
>>We wish British Airways had explained what happened right away. But now that we know the situation, we understand why the airline gave little information after its late-May computer failure: Human Error Caused British Airways Computer System Failure
>>The Qatar diplomatic ban is a nightmare for Qatar Airways. Its routings and market share will undoubtedly suffer in the near and medium term: Understanding the Qatar Ban and Its Implications for Qatar Airways
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Photo credit: Foreign airline CEOs aren't convinced that the U.S. government is hurting international travel. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. Mark Humphrey / Associated Press