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Company Watch - Northwest Airlines.

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Northwest speeds through bankruptcy. Northwest Airlines is moving quickly through bankruptcy, securing concessions with most major labor groups. Some experts say the bankruptcy process may damage the company's relationship with its employees and possible merger prospects. Mar 24, 2006

Northwest "surprised" by attention to seat assignments: Northwest Airlines is surprised its decision to charge more for certain seat assignments attracted so much media attention. A Northwest spokesman said four other carriers already do similar things, including a United Airlines strategy that allows coach passengers to upgrade to "Economy Plus" seating. Mar 20, 2006

Northwest pilots leadership neutral on contract. Leaders of Northwest Airlines' pilots union took a neutral position on a tentative agreement reached with the company. Pilots will vote on the deal in April. Northwest, which filed for bankruptcy protection, said it must lower costs to keep operating. Separately, Northwest has indicated it might ask the Metropolitan Airports Commission for financial help. Mar 20, 2006

Commercial pilots deserve solid pay for expertise. Airline pilots deserve decent pay for getting airplanes from departure to destination, Bob Buck writes in this opinion piece in the New York Times. Buck, a former airline pilot, is the author of "North Star Over My Shoulder: A Flying Life." Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines are in contract negotiations with their pilots unions. Mar 20, 2006
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Date:Mar 27, 2006
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