Delta / Northwest Merge

Posted By: Dr. Frugal in Economics on 02/07/2008 at 06:22:35

It's rumored that Delta and Northwest are about to merge. I'm not really sure how I feel about this because I love flying Delta and absolutely hate flying Northwest. In fact, I have long-since sworn off traveling on Northwest Airlines because I never, and I mean, never had an easy flight. The worst was when I was stuck in Memphis for a night and practically nothing was covered by the airlines "because of the weather". I do my job in bad weather...

Frankly, I don't understand how airlines stay in business at all. It doesn't seem like it's very cost effective and I've wondered for years why the government doesn't either completely subsidize it or just take it over. Plus, assuming the government took it over, surely the security issues would plague travelers less; they'd be in control of the flight lists from day one. I realize that sounds a little fascist but when I fly I just want to go where I'm going.

Comments

Posted by cheryl at March 7, 2008, 9:17 am:

wow thats terrible.. i fly nw twice a year to go to europe. And i have never yet had a terrible flight. The personnel have been a bit grumpy a few times.. But i would be to after working a 10 hour shift.I have just the opposite i hate delta i was on a US flight to vegas and i almost had a heart attack the jet was so rough and jumping up and down . i will never use them again.. The only good thing about was they are already airline partners so i was able to get my mileage from that flight..


Posted by Dr. Frugal at March 18, 2008, 11:22 am:
I'm glad NW worked out for you. I'm sure with as many flights as these companies have that people are going to have bad experiences on each airline at one time or another. I'm jealous that you go to Europe twice a year though. Very jealous.


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