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NWA Pulling Out Of DFW In 60 Days?  
User currently offlineN839MH From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 369 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8140 times:

Is NWA pulling out of DFW in 60 days?

Last night several NWA ramp employees were discussing that they were
told they had 60 days to decide if they wanted to transfer to another city
or retire. From what they were talking about...they were told that DFW has
not been a "positive" revenue operation for NWA.

A FMC Jetway worker said he had also heard that from other NWA employees.

Anyone with further information because we have not heard anything like that
at Delta...at DFW.


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User currently offlineJrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8130 times:

If I had to guess- I would say that "Delta" might be taking over under the wing operations at DFW, and that there may not be enough jobs for both "Delta" and "NWA" employees. Though NWA is part of Delta, employee groups will not be combined for awhile.

User currently offlineN839MH From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8073 times:

Well....that's what I was thinking, but right now, Delta's ramp in DFW is ran by ATS and their
employees were told their contract for providing Delta ramp service would be terminated
sometime in late 2009. DFW will be one of the last cicties to merge the DL/NWA operations.



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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8073 times:



Quoting N839MH (Thread starter):
Is NWA pulling out of DFW in 60 days?

Oh please!!! This more likely has to do with the DL merger. The idea that NW would cease serving one of the top business markets in the USA is ridiculous

Quoting N839MH (Thread starter):
From what they were talking about...they were told that DFW has
not been a "positive" revenue operation for NWA.

I dont think any station is revenue positive for any airline right now.


User currently offlineNwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3381 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8005 times:



Quoting N839MH (Thread starter):
Is NWA pulling out of DFW in 60 days?

Last night several NWA ramp employees were discussing that they were
told they had 60 days to decide if they wanted to transfer to another city
or retire. From what they were talking about...they were told that DFW has
not been a "positive" revenue operation for NWA.

Under the terms of our CBA at NW, DFW is to remain staffed. They haven't come anywhere close to going under the flight threshold needed to stay open.

On top of that, according to a memo we (at NW) received on the 15th, since DL's ramp is outsourced, and NW's is not, the NW ramp will take over both operations as soon as "operationally feasible."



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7926 times:

I cannot see NW or NWAirlink pulling out of DFW. I three times I flew in and out of DFW on NW the loads were somplace around 85% or higher. Perhaps the post means the present employees may be replaced.
There is more news coming, I'm sure.
safe



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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9289 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7847 times:



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3):
I dont think any station is revenue positive for any airline right now.

I can almost bet that an airline has at least one station which makes money. I really hope your joking.  Wink



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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7811 times:



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 6):
I can almost bet that an airline has at least one station which makes money. I really hope your joking. Wink

ok I over did it


User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4234 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7382 times:

Considering that NW nearly launched DFW-LGA service (Although this was more of a retaliation against AA for the MSP service, which ironically has turned out to be one of AA's lowest yielding routes), and the economics of DFW, there is no way this could be true. What could happen though now the merger has been approved, would be for some of the DFW flights to MSP and DTW to be switched to DL metal, which would allow DL to get around the NW ground handlers scope clause. I wouldn't think combining ops in DFW would be difficult, since NW moved in to be with a skyteam alliance. If there are airlink flights, maybe they would be shifted to the ATL based delta planes for Pinnacle.

User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7105 times:

I was just in DFW today. Not a single employee said a thing.

Not a single thing.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8541 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6657 times:
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I initially misread the topic as "NWA pulling out of DTW in 60 days" and was surprised that there were so few replies on the thread ! that's what comes of skimming anet in the small hours when you are not really functioning properly Big grin

I am pretty sure that they wont actually pull out of DFW ( or DTW for that matter  Wink ) but rather that the ground handling may be realigned at this and many other stations to avoid duplication ... of course given the fact that my brain and body are currently misaligned by about 4 hours I could be as wrong about this as I was in my initial take on the thread



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User currently offlineN839MH From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6548 times:

Well after talking to several people who would know the "real" behind the scenes at DFW...it appears these folks who said this at NW might have been spreading rumors or just trying to start some issues.

This is what is great about A.net....lots of people can verify whats really going on amongst rumors...and this industry has lots of those!

Thanks for all the replies!



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1844 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5581 times:
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Quoting Nwaesc (Reply 4):
On top of that, according to a memo we (at NW) received on the 15th, since DL's ramp is outsourced, and NW's is not, the NW ramp will take over both operations as soon as "operationally feasible."

That goes with the word we have been hearing too. Where ever there is NW staffing and no DL the will take over where ever there is DL staff and no NW we will take over. To limit the outsourcing costs. (see thread on NRT)



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