My flight to Bangalore was scrapped.

Northwest Airlines has been heavily advertising their Seattle-Amsterdam-Bangalore flight, including special offers. And what do they do two days before starting that flight? They postpone it indefinitely.

This is certainly the right thing to do if you want to piss off new customers. There was only one reason for me to go for NWA: Because they have a direct flight to Bangalore, with no stopover in Mumbai or Delhi. Now that reason has vanished. And since there's now only four weeks before departure, there's even no chance I could get some other direct ticket for a decent price.

I'm yet waiting with my travel agent getting back to me. Apparently NWA first informs the press, and then slowly their customers at some later point.