Merger talks between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines apparently have stalled owing to a lack of progress in negotiations between the carriers' pilot groups. The airlines earlier this month briefed their pilot groups, both represented by the Air Line Pilots Assn., on details of a potential merger, believing that combining the companies would prove difficult absent pilots' support (ATWOnline, Feb. 13). But widespread media reports indicate that the two pilot groups have not met since ...

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