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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.

For all of our weekend roundups, go here.

>>There’s never been any doubt U.S. businesses would benefit from tax reforms. But will consumers and workers? Time will tell: American and Southwest Airlines Giving Employees Tax Reform Bonuses

>>We’d like to see more airports not worry about budgets and focus on reinventing the airport experience, but that’s probably not feasible in most places. Architects like HKS’ Pat Askew do what they can to make travel more pleasurable with the resources they’re given: Airport Secrets From an Architect Who Designs Them

>>Despite its well-known name, Avianca Brasil is a lot smaller than most travelers might think. But it’s growing and recently started flying to Miami and New York. Expect to see more new long-haul routes soon: CEO Interview: Avianca Brasil Plots Global Expansion

>>Why is there often a lag between the service airlines promise and what they deliver? And how can it be fixed? When Carriers Don’t Deliver the Experience They Promise — Airline Innovation Report

Photo Credit: Southwest Airlines is giving employees tax reform bonuses. Bloomberg