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Company Watch - Northwest Airlines.

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Northwest Airlines signed a five-year, full-content agreement with Galileo International, which said the deal made it the first GDS to sign full-content deals with every network carrier in the US. Jul 14, 2006

Northwest, union lawyers meet today with bankruptcy judge. Leaders of Northwest Airlines flight attendants want to reach an agreement with the carrier but say they are prepared to strike. Northwest says it needs to lower costs to emerge from bankruptcy protection and wants to void its current labor contract. Lawyers from both sides meet with the bankruptcy judge today. Jul 14, 2006

Northwest attendants may walk off the job, union says. Northwest flight attendants may stage brief walkouts or other job actions to put pressure on the airline. Union leaders say they may strike if the airline is allowed to impose a new contract on the workers. The company said it is focused on reaching an agreement with the union. The two sides are going into their third straight day of talks. Jul 13, 2006

Northwest, new union resume talks. The new union representing Northwest Airlines flight attendants will restart negotiations with the company today. The two sides hope to reach a contract agreement before Monday, the date a bankruptcy judge set for allowing the company to unilaterally change the contract. Jul 11, 2006

How frequent flier found way to spread his wings. Northwest Airlines told him there were no frequent flier seats available for his flight, but this persistent passenger used a "loophole" and took the trip anyway for 25,000 miles plus $100. You can, too. Jul 10, 2006

Northwest Airlines flew 7 billion consolidated RPMs in June, an 8.8% decline from the year-ago month. Capacity dropped 11.1% to 7.88 billion ASMs and load factor rose 2.3 points to 88.9%. Domestic traffic fell 8.1% to 3.81 billion RPMs against an 11.5% decline in capacity to 4.36 billion ASMs, raising load factor 3.2 points to 87.4%. International RPMs decreased 8.6% to 2.71 billion, capacity was down 8.7% to 2.91 billion ASMs and load factor rose 0.1 point to 93.1%. Jul 10, 2006

Northwest hopes perks keep top customers loyal. Northwest Airlines is increasing perks for its top travelers in an effort to boost revenue. The carrier last week unveiled a special boarding lane for frequent customers, and it will upgrade food offerings in first class. Jul 10, 2006
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Date:Jul 17, 2006
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