Executives from Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines moved quickly yesterday to persuade investors, employees, consumers and regulators that the proposed blockbuster merger of the two carriers will be positive for all, while insisting they will avoid many of the pitfalls of past mergers. "Not all mergers are created equal," DL CEO Richard Anderson, who would run the combined airline, told analysts. Even though the new Delta would be the world's largest, with more than 800 mainline aircraft ...

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