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Delta, Northwest Considering Merger?

Media reports are starting to emerge that Delta and Northwest may consider a merger to help them become the US’ largest airline.  Some analysts note that because of the small amount of route overlap. a merger could make sense.  Don’t believe a word of these stories.  The fleet integration alone (the airlines only share one aircraft in common) would be a massive undertaking.  Both Delta and Northwest will shrink themselves out of bankruptcy—we haven’t begun to see the beginning of service cuts.  There’s no way they’ll be able to manage a merger.

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