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Northwest announces more job cuts; added fees

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Northwest Airlines says it's cutting 2,500 front-line and management jobs because of the dramatic run-up in fuel prices.

Spokeswoman Tammy Lee says Northwest will first try to achieve the cuts through voluntary means such as early retirements and attrition.

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Lee adds reductions will be across the board and Minneapolis/St. Paul will not be unfairly disadvantaged over other markets.

In addition to the job cuts, Northwest will begin charging $15 to check a single piece of luggage, and in September it could cost up to $100 to redeem a frequent-flier award ticket.

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