|Quoting Xbraniffone (Thread starter):|
"In an interview with the Star Tribune at his Eagan office, Chief Executive Doug Steenland said that Northwest will spend a total of $6.2 billion to acquire 32 new Airbus A330s and 18 Boeing 787s for overseas travel, modify 10 Boeing 757s for flights to Europe and add 72 new 76-seat regional jets for domestic flights. Some of the airplanes already have been added to the fleet, while others are on order."
"Northwest executives held some preliminary discussions with Delta Air Lines about a merger deal. Steenland said board members also considered "finding and bringing in a strategic investor that would have taken a controlling position in the company, like a private equity firm, or engaging in a strategic transaction with another airline."
While no deal was reached in bankruptcy to combine with Delta or another airline, Steenland said that Northwest is ready for any scenario that could unfold if consolidation talks reemerge."
And the airline's management, in a gesture meant to begin smoothing its frayed relationship with its workforce, will announce today that each employee is being granted a trip on the airline with family members or a companion.
|Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 2):|
Well we knew NWA had orders for 787s and A330s. This just adds to the fleet. The RJs will replace aging DC9s that need to be retired. The big question on NWA domestically is, will the pax revolt because of lack of first class?
|Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 4):|
Why would pax revolt? All of the CR9's and E175's will have 12 first class seats. They will also be equipped with ovens to provide hot meals in first class.
|Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 6):|
Good. But as you know, if it's not mainline, some people will revolt! Did you see that thread last week about the guy in FLL going to LGA who had a fit because of the US Airways Star Alliance 757? I was ROFLMAO, but people are idiots sometimes!
|Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 8):|
It's not hard to be more comfortable than NWA's DC9s in FC.
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