Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines have briefed their pilot groups, both of which are represented by the Air Line Pilots Assn., on a proposed merger, according to multiple published reports. Both airlines have refused repeatedly to discuss the merger negotiations, but they apparently are allowing ALPA officials to study the potential tie-up in hopes of securing pilot support and perhaps an early agreement on merging the two workforces. Northwest ALPA MEC Chairman Dana Stevens told the ...

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