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  Northwest Airlines News - Topix
United Airlines, a unit of UAL Corp, could ground up to 100 planes, if necessary, to save money on fuel expenses, a company official said, and other big carriers are talking about similar steps, an industry...
Travelers were less likely to be stuck on a delayed flight in September, but the airline industry's on-time performance so far in 2007 remained the worst in 13 years, according to government data released...
Many airlines these days are quicker to cancel unclaimed frequent-flier miles, and business travelers are finding new ways to keep that from happening.
www.topix.net /com/nwac   (856 words)

  MPR: Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines blamed a spike in canceled flights Friday on pilot absenteeism and warned that it would probably cancel more flights over the weekend.
The spike in flight cancellations at Northwest Airlines should ease next week as a new month begins for pilots who are limited to flying 90 hours monthly, but a pilots' union spokesman said Thursday the problem could keep coming up until the carrier adds more pilots.
Flight attendants and pilots from Northwest Airlines rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday to draw attention to a widening gap between their salaries and compensation for top airline executives.
minnesota.publicradio.org /collections/special/ongoing/nwa   (568 words)

  SunJournal.com - Northwest Airlines
Northwest imposed pay rates and work rules on the attendants July 31, the day the second deal was rejected.
Before Northwest filed for bankruptcy a year ago, the union said that the average flight attendant was earning about $42,000 a year.
Northwest is in the process of recalling all 1,131 attendants who have been on furloughs.
www.sunjournal.com /index.php?storyid=19536   (591 words)

  Northwest Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The airline is the only one of the 6 major U.S. carriers to not have a New York City area airport as a hub or focus city.
The airline took delivery of the Boeing 720B in 1961, and in 1963, with the new Boeing 707, and the retirement of the last propeller aircraft, Northwest became the first U.S. airline with an all-turbofan jet fleet, hence the slogan "Northwest Orient: The Fan-Jet Airline".
Northwest Airlines and Continental Airlines are the only two airlines in the United States that offer lifetime memberships in their airport lounge programs, something that currently costs non-elite members $4,690.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northwest_Airlines   (4184 words)

 Northwest Airlines Flight 255 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Northwest Airlines Flight 255 was a flight scheduled to fly from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Michigan near Detroit to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, with an intermediate stop at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona.
During the takeoff phase, the wings of Northwest 255 began to roll to the left and to the right after climbing only 50 ft. The left wing then struck the light poles and the roof of a building that was used by a rental car agency.
One of the passengers on Northwest 255 who died was Nick Vanos, a center for the Phoenix Suns basketball team.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northwest_Airlines_flight_255   (345 words)

 Northwest Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Northwest Airlines is the world 's fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam, and approximately 1,500 daily departures.
Northwest Airlines began operations in 1926 and is America's oldest carrier with continuous name identification.
Northwest Airlines is a great place to build a career in a challenging, performance-based, and fun working environment.
company.monster.com /northwe   (139 words)

 LEAHLAND... Northwest Airlines Beanies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1926 Northwest Airways took to the sky, carrying air mail from the Twin Cities to Chicago with a "fleet" of two rented, open-cockpit biplanes-a Thomas Morse Scout and a Curtiss Oriole.
In 1948 the "Red Tail" is painted on all Northwest aircraft for the first time, creating a trademark that becomes known world-wide and that continues in use today.
Northwest is the #4 US Airline carrier in the United States & flies to more than 150 cities worldwide.
home.att.net /~leahland/northwest.html   (140 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Confidential Passenger Data Used for Air Security Project
Northwest Airlines provided information on millions of passengers for a secret U.S. government air security project soon after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, raising fresh concerns among some privacy advocates about the airlines' use of confidential consumer data.
Northwest is the second carrier to have been identified as secretly passing travelers' records to the government.
The airline conceded that it violated its own privacy policy when it turned over records of 1.1 million passengers and the carrier is now being sued by passengers in class action lawsuits.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A26037-2004Jan17?language=printer   (1277 words)

 Financial management software, dashboards, Brio software, Northwest Airlines - Hyperion
Northwest Airlines is the world's fourth largest airline with approximately 1,500 daily departures.
Northwest leads the industry in consistent reliability, which is a source of competitive success and employee pride.
Northwest’s IT team, in cooperation with business units, recognized the need to empower decision-makers all over the world with real-time access to critical information such as ever-fluctuating airline pricing models, seat loads and financial management.
www.hyperion.com /customers/stories/us_northwest.cfm   (1029 words)

 Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation [DOT] for new rights to operate Detroit and Shanghai as well as Detroit and Beijing non-stop service.
Northwest's application is in response to the DOT’s invitation to carriers interested in using the rights that are available under the landmark new aviation agreement with China.
Northwest is the North American service launch customer for the 787, a fuel-efficient aircraft that will usher in a new era of customer comfort and convenience.
www.iam143.org /northwestairlines.htm   (2115 words)

 CASE STUDY - Digital Discovery - Berkman Center for Internet & Society   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Further, Northwest alleged that these flight attendant work absences were an orchestrated "sickout" sanctioned by the Union in order to put pressure on the airline to concede to the attendants' contract demands.
After conducting discovery, Northwest Airlines fired over a dozen employees in early March, stating that they had engaged in a "sickout." The Union has filed grievances claiming none of the employee's sick calls were false.
Northwest's complaint alleged that the flight attendant's Union, Local 2000, encouraged the workers to conduct a "sickout." -However, it named rank-and-file members with no union authority in its suit and requested searches of their home and office computers.
cyber.law.harvard.edu /digitaldiscovery/digdisc_library_1.html   (984 words)

 Northwest Airlines Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Northwest Airlines no longer accepts manual (handwritten or typed) documents from travel agencies in the U.S. Travel agents are encouraged to issue automated documents in their GDS.
Northwest does not charge its customers to stand by for earlier flights on the same day that their original domestic or U.S.-Canada flight is scheduled, and nearly all of its fares permit same day standby.
Northwest Airlines reminds travel agents that the "Hidden City Policy" requires passengers to travel on the complete itinerary of their tickets, from the origination to destination points, without interruption.
www.travelnex.com /Netu/northwest_policy.htm   (5452 words)

 northwest airlines
Northwest's meeting, convention and incentive travel programs offer products and services to help plan and manage air travel, whether for a small or large group sharing a common destination, or for individuals attending a meeting or convention.
And better yet, Northwest Airlines and our global travel partners serve more than 400 cities worldwide -your destination can be as exciting as you wish.
On The Move is Northwest's flexible incentive program that offers you and your award recipients a world of choices -- you get to choose the amount of the certificate, they get to choose the destination.
www.airhighways.com /northwest__airlines.htm   (257 words)

 cbs4.com - Northwest Airlines Plans For New Subsidiary
The subsidiary would be called Compass Airlines and could have as many as 36 small jets flying within five years, according to a Northwest filing this week with the Transportation Department.
Northwest said it hopes to begin flights in June with a single 50-seat airplane flying twice daily between Washington Dulles and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Northwest has offered no signs of returning to the bargaining table, though, saying only that it would seek to throw out the union contract.
cbs4.com /business/finance_story_088213658.html   (651 words)

 Northwest Seeks Court's Help - CBS News
The airline outlined new targets for union concessions in the filing, and said salaried and management employees would also take a second round of pay and benefit cuts soon.
Northwest previously announced plans to reduce its flight schedule, and the airline expanded on that in the filing, describing it as "right-sizing the airline."
Northwest expects fourth-quarter mainline capacity to be cut 7 to 8 percent from the period a year ago, with domestic flights cut more sharply than overseas routes.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/10/12/business/main937564.shtml   (311 words)

 Traveling with Pets on Northwest Airlines
For animals traveling via cargo, Northwest Airlines does require a health certificate, issued from a licensed veterinarian, within 10 days of the day of departure from the originating city is required.
Northwest Airlines can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, poor kenneling, or extreme temperatures at origin, transfer, or destination airports.
Due to temperature considerations, Northwest Airlines does not allow animals to travel as checked baggage between June 1 and September 15 or to/from specific locations throughout the year.
www.seatguru.com /airlines/Northwest_Airlines/pets.php   (682 words)

 Thomson NETg - Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines' learning initiative, aptly named "Checklist for the Future," emphasizes employee empowerment through quality professional development.
Northwest offers quality training to all 55,000 employees — Information Services training that is now 80 percent computer-based training, and 20 percent instructor-led training (ILT).
Four years after beginning Northwest's transition to computer-based training, Fuhs once again has caught the attention of Northwest's senior managers, who have asked her to introduce the IS education's strategy and Precision Skilling companywide upon noticing a significantly faster accommodation of training requests.
www.netg.com /ClientsPartners/ClientSuccessStories/Northwest.asp   (695 words)

 AMS | Client Profiles | Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines has announced today that the use of AMS REALTIME software has been instrumental in helping to increase efficiency, manage and reduce costs, and streamline operations in the airline’s maintenance division.
Northwest Airlines integrated AMS REALTIME Projects, developed by Advanced Management Solutions, Inc, into its aircraft maintenance operations due to a need to better optimize efficiency at its three heavy maintenance facilities.
Northwest Airlines is the world's fourth largest airline offering more than 2,600 daily departures with hubs in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam.
www.amsrealtime.com /customers/client_profiles/northwest_airlines.htm   (658 words)

 Boeing: Northwest Airlines Selects Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Northwest is the world's fourth-largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam, and approximately 1,600 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 900 cities in excess of 160 countries on six continents.
www.boeing.com /news/releases/2005/q2/nr_050505g.html   (614 words)

 USATODAY.com - Northwest tries first-in-line boarding   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Northwest Airlines has turned to the simplicity of the past to speed up its boarding process.
Northwest spokesman Dean Breest says tests earlier this year showed its new system cuts five to 10 minutes from the process.
Northwest is still boarding first travelers with a disability, families with children, first-class passengers and elite-level frequent fliers.
www.usatoday.com /travel/flights/2006-06-19-northwest-usat_x.htm   (513 words)

 Northwest poised to order 787s, sources say
Northwest was the U.S. launch customer for the Airbus A320, which competes against Boeing's 737, and it is the first U.S. airline to operate A330-200s.
Northwest ordered 24 of those planes after a hard-fought competition in which Boeing was offering its 767 and 777 jets.
Northwest pilots are the first in the United States with a contract that spells out pay rates for those two planes.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/219716_boeing12.html   (1136 words)

 Northwest Airlines quarterly net loss narrows | Transportation | Reuters
Northwest, which said it is on track to exit bankruptcy in the second quarter, reported quarterly revenue of $2.98 billion, up 2.2 percent from the year-earlier quarter.
Northwest has lost more than $4.15 billion since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2005, according to the company's quarterly reports.
Northwest is cutting its costs by $2.5 billion a year and has already met its labor cost savings goal of $1.4 billion by renegotiating its union contracts.
www.reuters.com /article/tnBasicIndustries-SP/idUSWEN367520070206   (433 words)

 Northwest Airlines files bankruptcy re-organization plan - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Northwest's bankruptcy judge in New York extended until Feb. 15 its time to file disclosures related to the plan.
Northwest said its shares, which had continued to trade over the counter, would be canceled once it emerges.
Northwest, the nation's fifth-largest carrier, had filed for Chapter 11 protection on Sept. 14, 2005, and had until Tuesday to file its own reorganization plan.
www.usatoday.com /travel/flights/2007-01-12-northwest-airlines-files-reorganization-plan-bankruptcy_x.htm?csp=34   (231 words)

 Northwest Airlines Pet Friendly Travel Airplane Regulations
Please inform Northwest at least 24 hours in advance of your plans to ship an animal, as the number of animals that can be accommodated on each aircraft is limited.
Northwest Airlines prohibits pet and live animal acceptance when temperatures are forecasted to be above 85F/29.5C at any point on the itinerary (origin, transfer or final destination.) Snub-nose animals are not accepted when Temperatures are above 75F/24C at any point on the itinerary.
Northwest reserves the right to deny animal travel due to weather, health, number of animals on board or dangerous animals.
www.pettravel.com /airline_pet_rules/northwest.cfm   (2326 words)

 cbs5.com - Northwest Airlines Mechanics Go On Strike
Northwest sought $1.1 billion worth of annual cuts from its employees.
Northwest employs 4,427 mechanics, cleaners and custodians represented by AMFA -- down from 8,390 in January 2002.
And the airline has taken advantage of a contract provision that allows it to send as much as 38 percent of its aircraft maintenance to outside contractors.
cbs5.com /topstories/local_story_232013416.html   (822 words)

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