Northwest Airlines and negotiators for the Air Line Pilots Assn. reached a tentative agreement on temporary pay and benefit concessions valued at $214 million, or 60% of the $358 million the carrier is seeking to have imposed by the bankruptcy court through a Section 1113 filing. Last Wednesday, Northwest agreed to defer its request until mid-January if its unions agreed to the interim request (ATWOnline, Nov. 3). A delay will give the carrier and unions more time to reach consensual ...

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