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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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>>Don’t hate American Airlines if it unbundles fares on some transatlantic routes. By flying discounters like Wow Air and Norwegian, travelers have shown how much they like cheap no-frills airlines. American needs to give the people what they want — $99 one-way fares to Barcelona: American Considers Selling Few-Frills Economy Fares to Europe

>>This Open Skies debate never goes away, does it? So far, the Trump administration hasn’t treated it much differently than the Obama administration, at least publicly. We’ll have to see whether it eventually takes a tougher stance: United Airlines President Expects U.S. Action Against Gulf Carriers Someday

>>There’s no public data here, so it’s hard to know how much of an issue this is. But generally, inbound tourism to the United States is important, so if fewer visas are being granted, it’s probably not good for American businesses: Air China Says More Chinese Travelers Are Being Denied U.S. Visas

Photo Credit: American Airlines is considering unbundling fares to Europe. American Airlines