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Delta Air Line Pilots Examine Merger Feasibility  
User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Atlanta, June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Delta Air Lines Inc.'s pilots are examining the feasibility of the third-largest U.S. carrier merging with another airline, the Financial Times said in its online edition, citing a spokeswoman for the pilots. They don't want Delta left out ``if there's going to be only a few major airlines,'' and want the company competitive, the spokeswoman said. Delta said it is ``monitoring the competitive situation,'' the FT reported.

Northwest Airlines Corp. shares fell 1.3 percent today after a record surge Friday, amid signs the carrier is only in the early stages of talks about a purchase by American Airlines parent AMR Corp.

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User currently offlineHARTSFIELD From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

Thanks for the info. I hope Delta merges with Continental

User currently offlineAWA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

I hope Delta does NOT merge with Continental. In my opinion, Continental is the greatest carrier in the United States and doesn't need anybody.

I do work for America West and am looking forward to our operations change, but if they don't, I'd be pretty happy seeing a takeover by Delta... Sorry to say, but I'm sure Delta would utilize the PHX hub quite a bit better and offer a better product to the deserving Phoenix residents, and all of Arizona for that matter.

User currently offlineLAXFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

We at Continental...Don't!

User currently offlineORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1399 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

I love Delta and would love to see them grow, but I don't understand the possible link-up with Continental. Their route systems are so similar that Delta would not be broadening its nationwide/worldwide coverage at all, with the exception of some flights to Latin America.

Somebody please tell me how this combo could make sense. JFK/EWR, CVG/CLE and DFW/IAH are so close to each other. If this ever went through, there would almost certainly be hub closings in CLE and DFW. And Delta would not strengthen itself in key West Coast markets or in Asia.

Since Delta is weak in the Midwest, a merger with Northwest is much more appealing. And they would get the Asia routes also. I'm sick of hearing about American going after Northwest -- Delta shouls get moving on looking at that possibility!

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