nwdelta_08-12-08-thumb-300x199About 62% of Delta pilots and 87% of Northwest Airline pilots supported the accord for the merger of the two airlines. The Northwest pilots most likely had a higher percentage due to the fact that they are not able to negotiate their current contract until 2011 due to Northwest’s bankruptcy and Delta pilots are currently paid better.

The process of merging pilots of two airlines can be complex. The airlines must merge the seniority lists, and figure which planes pilots will fly.

Source: Star Tribune Image: planephotoman

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