Cgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 345 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1439 times:
I'm due to fly on NW on November 16th from YXE to LAS. I'm starting to get a little nervous. YXE being a small market for NW, if they cut some routes, they would start with the smaller markets, wouldn't they? I was one of the people that got stranded when Jetsgo folded, so I'm more nervous then most. What are the options for ticket holders not due to travel for a few more months?
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AMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1393 times:
This is the email I (and likely many others) got from NWA regarding the ch11 filing:
As you may already have heard in media reports, Northwest Airlinesï¿½ has voluntarily filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The bankruptcy process will enable Northwest to continue its transformation into a new-era carrier in keeping with the permanent changes that have affected the airline industry, such as rising labor costs and a doubling of fuel prices over the past two years.
Because we value your business and proven loyalty, I am writing to assure you that there will be no impact on the WorldPerksï¿½ program as a result of the filing. Frequent flyer mileage accrual, redemption, and Elite benefits will remain unchanged. Members will continue to earn and redeem miles according to the current WorldPerks program guidelines.
The bankruptcy filing will not impact Northwestï¿½s day-to-day business operations. We remain committed to serving customers, honoring tickets , flying a competitive schedule safely and reliably, maintaining our WorldClubsï¿½ lounge program, and all other programs and services.
All bookings will be honored, and ticketing policies remain unchanged. Our existing marketing relationships with other airlines remain in place.
The decision to file for bankruptcy protection is not related to the current strike by members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). Our operation continues to run well and we have experienced no adverse impact on our operational performance as a result of the work stoppage.
Customers can continue to book travel on Northwest Airlines with confidence. Although bankruptcy is never a first choice option, it does provide the most prudent means for a restructuring that will ensure the transformation of Northwest into a new-era carrier that is able to compete in the near term and well into the future.
Thank you for your continued support of Northwest Airlines. For more information about Northwestï¿½s transformation, please visit nwa.comï¿½.
We look forward to continuing to earn your business by providing the outstanding service you deserve.
President and CEO
Northwest Airlines, Inc.
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7411 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1337 times:
Most likely they wont cut any cities completely, and Saskatoon isnt that small, during the hunting season NW has flown 752's and 753's into YXE. Especially with it being a mainline city, I wouldnt expect the city to be dropped all together, I think if any cities are dropped they would be regional routes and some of the mainline cities go to airlink and what not, depending on demand. Currently for the 16th of November the schedule is still showing 2 DC-9-30's. I dont think you really have anything to worry about, im flying FAR-MSP-COS on Nov 24 and im not worried about them dropping COS. It has the same amount of flights a day as YXE does. Just because they are trying to get costs lower, I wouldnt worry about them dropping much if at all anything.
Thanks for flying the red tails.
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