Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines is bracing for inevitable staff reductions that could begin as early as next week owing to planned capacity cuts at bankrupt Northwest Airlines, with which Pinnacle codeshares (ATWOnline, Sept. 27). "We presented a plan for voluntary furloughs to employees," Pinnacle VP-Marketing Phil Reed told ATWOnline. "In the past when we've done that we've gotten a remarkable number of volunteers." Employees who elect to be furloughed will receive three weeks severance, ...

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