Without waiting for the body to be cold, the WSJ is reporting that it would buy any assets that Delta needs to shed in its merger with US Airways. If you’re a fan of the merger, this is a good sign. Delta will have to sell some parts of its operations to make the combination work (both financially, and from an anti-trust standpoint), and it helps to know that there’s a wealthy company that’s interested in them. The article doesn’t mention if Southwest wants the shuttle, but it would be quite interesting if they did. They practically already run a shuttle between Houston and Dallas profitably with far lower fares than we see in the Northeast right now.