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This week in aviation, EasyJet is preparing for Brexit as actively and confidently as possible, and we take a look at what "premium economy" really means as class definitions evolve.

Airline News Weekly Roundup

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.

>>Companies have had a couple of years to get used to the idea that the UK is leaving the European Union. The biggest problem they still have is knowing the exact relationship between the two come next March. EasyJet thinks it is in good shape whatever happens: EasyJet Soars Above Brexit Black Clouds

>>The premium economy cabin many global airlines are installing isn’t much like regular economy. So why do many airlines include “economy” in its name? Premium Economy Isn’t Really Economy Class. Why Does It Have the Name?

>>This startup has the JetBlue Tech Ventures seal of approval, which means something in the travel space. But we’re not sure why consumers would rather receive a gift card for airplane hours, than a gift card worth cash: This Startup Is Selling Fly-by-the-Hour Airline Gift Cards

>>Corporate business remains strong for both hotels and airlines despite ongoing trade wars around the world. This seems unlikely to hold up in 2019: Corporate Hotel and Air Business Remains Strong, But for How Long?


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