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ALPA fumes over Northwest pilots’ punishment

The Federal Aviation Administration's decision to revoke the licenses of the pilots of the Northwest jetliner that lost radio contact with controllers last week threatens to disrupt voluntary safety r

Pilots who forgot to land were “working on their laptops”

WASHINGTON — Two Northwest Airlines pilots tell federal investigators that they were going over scheduling using their laptop computers while their plane overflew their Minneapolis destination by 15

Pilot who forgot to land: “We weren’t asleep”

MINNEAPOLIS - The first officer of the jet that missed its destination by 150 miles has denied a disagreement with his captain or a nap in the cockpit, claiming passengers were never in danger.

Pilots miss airport by 150 miles

Two pilots of a Northwest Airlines flight Wednesday were apparently so distracted that they missed their airport and kept flying for 150 miles before landing the plane and its 147 passengers safely.

Northwest union sees red over Delta’s Richard Tyler uniform

A Northwest Airlines union is protesting merger partner Delta Air Lines’ uniform policy that keeps flight attendants larger than size 18 from wearing Delta’s eye-catching signature red dress.

Wanted: Elite frequent fliers

Delta Air Lines’ merger with Northwest Airlines has the potential to bring together 74 million frequent fliers, as well as attract new ones drawn to their combined collection of global routes.

Now boarding — airline reward fight

U.S. Bancorp and American Express Co. are squaring off for a marketing battle that will be waged with reward programs but could be won on reputation.

The final traces of Northwest Airlines are being removed this week

Fans of Northwest Airlines aren’t going to have a good start to their travel this week.

Delta says Northwest rebranding is ‘months’ ahead of schedule

Delta Air Lines Inc. said it’s “months” ahead of schedule with rebranding the planes and people it inherited from Northwest Airlines in the U.S. industry’s biggest merger.

Could Coke no longer be it for Delta?

Could Coca-Cola Co. no longer be it for Delta Air Lines Inc.? Unthinkable as it might seem, the pairing of two of Atlanta’s greatest companies is up in the air.

Delta, Midwest form frequent-flier accord

Midwest Airlines has extended a reciprocal frequent flier agreement with Northwest Airlines Corp. to include Delta Air Lines Inc., the parent company of Northwest.

Delta’s Crown Rooms redubbed Sky Clubs

So long, Crown Rooms. Hello, Sky Clubs. Delta Air Lines is renaming its frequent flier airport lounges Delta Sky Clubs in the wake of its merger with Northwest Airlines.

Northwest reduces Amsterdam service

Northwest Airlines is temporarily reducing service between Portland and Amsterdam from five flights per week to four, starting Jan. 11.

Northwest Airlines wants to delay Seattle-Beijing service

Citing adverse market conditions, Northwest Airlines wants to delay its planned service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Beijing, China, from March 2009 to March 2010.

Delta Air to offer incentives to leave after Northwest purchase

Delta Air Lines Inc., the new owner of Northwest Airlines, will offer employees incentives to leave as it makes deeper cuts in 2009 flights.

Delta completes deal to acquire Northwest Airlines

MINNEAPOLIS – Delta Air Lines completed its $2.8 billion acquisition of Northwest Airlines on Wednesday, turning two of America's most storied airlines into the world's biggest carrier.

Machinists respond to DOJ NWA-Delta ruling

WASHINGTON, DC - The general vice president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Robert Roach, Jr., today issued the following statement in response to the Depar

Statement from Department of Justice Antitrust Division on decision to close...

WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division issued the following statement today after the division announced the closing of its investigation of the proposed merger of Delta Air L

Northwest profitable with oil at $100 – CEO

Northwest Airlines Corp, which is set to be acquired by Delta Airlines, can be profitable with oil at $100 per barrel, Doug Steenland, the company's chief executive, said on Wednesday.

Firms recommend OK of airline merger

MINNEAPOLIS — Four advisory firms are recommending that shareholders approve Delta Air Lines Inc.'s proposed purchase of Eagan-based Northwest Airlines Corp.

Delta taps $1B credit line to smooth Northwest merger

Delta Air Lines Inc., the third-largest U.S. carrier, said it has drawn on a $1 billion revolving credit line to boost its cash holdings as it prepares to acquire Northwest Airlines Corp.

Delta-Northwest pilots approve joint contract

Pilots for Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. Monday approved a joint contract, helping to pave the way toward the airlines' planned merger, the carriers said.

Northwest Airlines adds $80 fuel surcharge

MINNEAPOLIS - Northwest Airlines Corp. confirmed on Thursday that it will add fuel surcharges of up to $80 for many domestic round-trip tickets.
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