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Delta, Northwest to offer employees reciprocal travel rights

ATLANTA (AP) - As Delta and Northwest try to convince regulators and shareholders to support their proposed merger, they are also courting employees with new travel privileges.

The companies said Tuesday that starting May 6th more than 100,000 employees and retirees of Atlanta-based Delta and Minnesota-based Northwest will get reciprocal access to both airlines' route systems for free, standby travel.

Many airlines allow employees and their immediate family members free flights on their respective carrier provided there is a seat available. Some retirees also have such travel privileges.

Delta announced April 14th that it is buying Northwest in a stock-swap deal that would create the world's largest carrier.

Northwest has a hub in Memphis.

 

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