United Airlines has quickly put some new policies in place to accommodate Northwest Airlines "disserviced" customers. UA is welcoming passengers who are affected by the Northwest flight. They will accommodate NW passengers holding tickets valid for travel of NW or one of its domestic codeshare partners.
Speaking of Northwest Airlines, which, by the way is the 4th largest U.S. airline, and its mechanics strike. Gutsy move to strike when so many unemployed airline mechanics are on the streeet , particularly since the union has no strike fund. The union membership has decided to oppose the givebacks Northwest wants, which include nearly halving the current work force of 4,400 and cutting pay for those who remain. Tough situation for all.