Laura Liu, the current Northwest Airlines executive tapped to serve as senior vice president of international following the merger with Delta Air Lines, says the possibilities for the combined airlines make her feel "like a kid in a candy store." Due to their complementary route maps -- Northwest is stronger in Asia, Delta in Latin America -- the two companies will be a formidable competitor in international travel. "International is actually one of our biggest opportunities, because -- put together -- our fleet types run this very broad spectrum," she says.

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