Northwest Airlines will lay off at least 900 and as many as 1,400 flight attendants through Jan. 31 as it shrinks in bankruptcy. According to a statement on the website of the Professional Flight Attendants Assn., NWA plans two rounds of furloughs covering the first 900. The first will be effective Oct. 31, "while the second is slated for sometime in January 2006." The carrier plans an additional 500 furloughs at that time, but that number is subject to change, PFAA said.

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