Northwest Airlines' tentative agreement with its pilots (ATWOnline, March 6), if ratified, likely will curtail growth opportunities for Pinnacle Airlines, Northwest's primary Regional partner, said JP Morgan analyst Jamie Baker. That is because NWA "appears to have succeeded in forming a wholly owned Regional subsidiary, staffed primarily" by pilots furloughed from the mainline, according to a JP Morgan report released Monday. Such an arrangement previously was opposed vehemently by the Air ...

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