Delta talks with pilots, may announce merger with Northwest soon

If Delta Air Lines succeeds in negotiations with its pilots union, Delta and Northwest Airlines could move forward with a merger as early as next week, according to media reports. The pilots unions for the two airlines have been at odds over how to integrate seniority lists should the carriers merge. Delta declined to comment on any negotiations with the pilots, but reports said the airline wants the union to drop restrictions on their labor agreement to give the carrier more flexibility.

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