The tentative pilot contract at Delta Air Lines, if ratified by ALPA membership, will drop the carrier from having the third-highest-paid narrowbody captains to the middle of the pack, while Northwest Airlines, if its pilots ratify their agreement, will fall even further, from having the second-highest-paid work group to the No. 8 position, just above JetBlue. Interestingly, the NWA and DL pilot ratification voting periods overlap. This sets up a scenario in which the NWA pilots may develop ...

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