True, I missed 7.5, and admittedly a lot of my love for delta came from growing up less than a mile from CVG airport in Hebron, KY. I met a lot of friends who worked for the airline during those years, and those who are there right now like where the company is going. I have some issues with delta. I really don't think it was right for them to buy Comair/ASA. Those are regional airlines and I feel they should be independant of a Major airline mindset. My two cents, not saying it was bad business just not quite ethical. Every airline has to adapt to survive, and I feel like their goals for fleet simplicity, customer service, and price are right on target. I worked for three other corporations before delta(I started young) I was used and let go, I was not a bad employee, I even got recommendations, but I was no longer needed. Even when in the mass of Delta res I feel insignifigant the employees and even supervisors make me feel like I belong at that company. I can understand 7.5 from a business standpoint, and from what I've heard of it, and faced with the decision to either take a pay cut, or watch a company I respect go bankrupt I would take the paycut. I wish it had worked for TWA. If nothing else DL looks good on a resume when I'm ready to move on.