What should two pathetic companies mired in loss do when both have no real chance of ever making a profit or ever making their customers or their employees happy? Merge, of course so that they can not only be the biggest company in their sector but the biggest loser at that. Delta and Northwest are reporting a combined loss of 10 billion dollars in just the first quarter! Good that they are becoming one. I am sure they will do much better now -- I mean somehow manage to lose even more money in the future. One wonders how does a company even manage to lose that kind of money?