If NW does go under (very unlikely) who will be the lucky airline that will pick up the workhorse? The NWA dc-9 -- no 10's, unless the airline resurrects them, but 30's, 40's and 50's -- the 'tank' of the airline industry -- it's just like the post office - goes through rain/sleet/snow, and never stops.
Major maintenance issue -- platinum flyer crams 3 large roller's into one overhead bin and breaks latch. 2nd major issue -- coffee pot breaks, passengers start boiling water in the aisle.
So, new airline forms -- called (for want of a better name) NorthSouth Airline -- makes major improvements in both overhead bins and coffee pots, and serves airports throughout the central US -- feeding to hubs. That airline has new pilots, not very well paid, and flight attendants who speak no English (nor are they attractive or nice) -- but, that airline gets you where you're going, and no matter the weather, get's you to your hub for your west coast/east coast/central america/south america/europe/asian flight
What do we call that airline?