Northwest Airlines said yesterday it is "informally meeting" with its pilots union in an effort to resolve a "staffing issue" that has led to numerous flight cancellations (ATWOnline, June 26). The carrier has cancelled an average of 10.7% of its mainline flights in recent days, blaming severe weather and a "higher than normal level of pilot absenteeism." The pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Assn., have expressed outrage over executive bonuses received by management upon exiting ...

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