KarlB737
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MSP Gears Up For Possible Northwest Strike

Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:37 am

Courtesy: WCCO-TV

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http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_228070405.html

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Courtesy: KARE-TV

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=104994

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Courtesy: KSTP-TV

Ground Crews Will Cross Picket Lines

http://kstp.com/article/stories/S9939.html?cat=1

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Courtesy: The Detroit Free Press

Flight Crews Balk At NWA Pay-Cut Plan

http://www.freep.com/money/business/nwatalks16e_20050816.htm
 
SHUPirate1
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RE: MSP Gears Up For Possible Northwest Strike

Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:02 am

"The pilots union took a 15% pay cut in December in a deal that saves the airline $265 million a year..."-Jewel Gopwani, Detroit Free Press

Obviously she missed the portion of the news that mentioned that the pilots are being asked to cut their pay an additional FORTY PERCENT!

Tell the whole story, not just half of it, please...

Then again, that's what the Detroit Free Press gets with scabs, I guess!
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KarlB737
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RE: MSP Gears Up For Possible Northwest Strike

Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:57 am

Courtesy: WCCO-TV - August 16, 2005

New Signs Northwest, Mechanics Readying For Strike

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http://wcco.com/consumer/local_story_228123400.html
 
N908AW
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RE: MSP Gears Up For Possible Northwest Strike

Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:18 am

Obviously, it really depends on the # of flights cancelled. If its a SMALL amount of flights cancelled, and the scabs are "effective", then there'd be little effect on traffic. A middle number could result in additional service by other airlines, but a large-scale failure on NW's part could devastate traffic for the Fall, as other airlines probably wouldn't be able to add service of that particular size.
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AirRyan
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RE: MSP Gears Up For Possible Northwest Strike

Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:23 am

They significantly reduced the price on their flight from AUS-MSP the other day and even though it was a nonstop DC-9 for about $30 less than what I paid on AA, I couldn't be sure the pending strike wouldn't have left me on the ground.
 
nwafflyer
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RE: MSP Gears Up For Possible Northwest Strike

Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:27 am

I am a long time NWA ff flyer - platinum for years -- I have reservations for next weekend (alternate plan of driving -- just in case) -- but I have faith that the airline will pull through this one. I have less faith that our human counterparts here will also pull through - suspect they are actually hoping for a strike to watch the so called drama
 
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RE: MSP Gears Up For Possible Northwest Strike

Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:05 pm

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 5):
I have reservations for next weekend (alternate plan of driving -- just in case)

I have plans next weekend where I have flown in the past. I have made it a point not to take NW. Not because of potential delays or anything, but because I would not fly on a striking carrier.