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Northwest Airlines Announces Changes to Luggage Policies.

EAGAN, Minn. -- Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA) today announced changes to its luggage policies for coach class customers traveling within North America.

For coach class travel on or after May 5, 2008, Northwest Airlines is matching several other U.S. network carriers and implementing a $25 charge for the customer's second checked bag. The fee is applied each way. Coach class customers may continue to check one piece of luggage free of charge.

Other changes include an increase from $80 to $100 for three or more checked bags, and an increase from $25 to $50 for overweight bags greater than 50 pounds.

These policies also apply to Northwest Airlink customers flying on Mesaba, Pinnacle or Compass Airlines.

Northwest Airlines' Silver, Gold and Platinum WorldPerks[R] elite customers, SkyTeam elite customers and passengers booked in full fare classes (Y or B) may still check two bags free of charge. Customers booked in first class can continue to check up to three bags free of charge.

Starting Saturday, March 29, customers booking online at will be notified of the policy change on their trip summary. Customers booking through the reservations center will be notified of the change before the conclusion of the call and on their trip summary.

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Northwest Airlines is one of the world's largest airlines with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam, and approximately 1,400 daily departures. Northwest is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance that offers customers one of the world's most extensive global networks. Northwest and its travel partners serve more than 1,000 cities in excess of 160 countries on six continents.
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