Northwest has indicated it hopes to exit bankruptcy by the end of this year.
At this point, it's still trying to nail down contracts with its pilots, flight attendants and ground workers as part of its effort to cut labor costs by $1.4 billion.
In bankruptcy court filings, Northwest has said it expects it could face more than 100,000 claims by creditors.
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During the first few weeks of their bitter strike last year, Northwest Airlines' mechanics apparently made the carrier fear for the safety of dozens of its executives.
The MAC says Northwest has not violated the ordinance because the airline has not hired people who make their living by regularly breaking strikes.
AMFA challenges Northwest replacement workers
Northwest Airlines Corp. said on Tuesday that it chose not to make $42 million in debt payments in recent days, suggesting the carrier is conserving its cash ahead of a potential bankruptcy filing.