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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Imperiled Thomas Cook in Talks to Sell Nordics Division: Given that Thomas Cook released a statement about the potential sale, this looks pretty serious. But it begs the question: Just what will Thomas Cook have left if and when it sells its airlines and Nordics divisions?

American Blames Delay in Adding More Seats to Jets on Union Woes: The airline is going to have to figure out its labor issues soon, because it’s starting to affect nearly every aspect of its operations.

Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers: It looks like Ryanair is preparing itself for a major shakeup of the European airline industry. We’ve heard it talk about struggling competition before, but things are getting much tougher out there.

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy: Niki Lauda may have been more famous as a Formula One racing driver, but he left a lasting impression on the European aviation industry.

Photo Credit: A Thomas Cook Airlines aircraft tail. The struggling company may sell its Nordics division. Thomas Cook