Northwest Airlines is taking further steps to reduce its ongoing spate of cancellations, including dropping its second Detroit-Frankfurt 757 frequency to free up pilots, retraining furloughed pilots to return them to active duty and planning a 3% domestic mainline capacity reduction beginning next month. The carrier said 11.9% of mainline flights were cancelled over the past week (ATWOnline, June 29). It blamed a combination of severe weather and "pilot absenteeism," which it claimed was 80% ...

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