Visual table of DL's merger/acquisition history

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  1. NYBanker
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    The other day I found a straightforward visual table showing all the different entities that have combined to make today's DL.

    http://deltamuseum.org/pdf/Delta-NW_Family_Tree.pdf

    You might enjoy a quick look!

    I remembered each deal starting with Northeast Airlines in the 70s! I saw one of these for JPMorgan, and it was even more complex - going back to the late 1700s!
     
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    Thank you for posting this! This is really neat!!
     
  3. Gargoyle
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    Thanks! I tried taking a photo of it at the Delta Heritage Museum, but angle, lighting, etc. wasn't good; what you posted is easy to read and follow.
     
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    Great post. Wondering if there is something similar for the other legacies.
     
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    That is a great post, thanks for sharing it with us!!!
     
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    wow, great work!
     
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    Very interesting map! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    That is a great table. It certainly brings back memories.

    One that hits me frequently which the OP mentioned (and I have told this story on the other forum) was that in the 60s and early 70s, due to price and all of the nicely scheduled nonstops, our main carrier from NY to Florida was Northeast ("The Yellowbird"). So one day I call Northeast to go to FLL and the perky answer on the phone is "Delta Air Lines." In those days I did not paid attention to such things as airline takeovers and mergers and this was the first I had heard about it.

    I ask the agent for a flight in the morning LGA-FLL and she comes back quickly with something like 'Yes sir, we have a flight at 9AM which arrives in FLL at 2PM." I was caught short and said "2PM?" At which stage she said "Oh yes, you arrive in ATL at 11AM and..." she could not finish the statement due to my astonished cry of "Atlanta???? Why would I want to go to Atlanta????"

    Her reply to that was something like "Yes sir, the flight from ATL to FLL leaves at 1240 and arrives in FLL at 2PM." And then came, just before my hangup, my classic line that I have never forgotten, "I'm not changing flights at Atlanta to go to Florida. I'm not changing flights at Atlanta to go anywhere nor will anyone else around here. Your company just might as well give the money back to Northeast."

    Just shows how much I knew. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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