Northwest looks for ways to save fuel

NWA jets
Northwest airlines sit on the tarmack at Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport.
MPR Photo/Tom Weber

Prices at the gas pump continue to rise, and those same fuel costs are cutting into airline budgets, forcing airlines to look for ways to save on fuel.

Chris Maccarone, the Managing Director of Performance Analysis for Northwest Airlines, describes how much fuel airplanes use and what Northwest is doing to use less.

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