2. Drew attention to workers' opposition through rallies and 'Keep Delta My Delta' buttons.
3. Emphasized signs of progress in its recovery effort, such as worker recalls.
4. Got state and national politicians on board, raising doubts about whether federal regulators would ever approve the deal.
5. Arranged $2.5 billion in backing for its stand-alone plan, which it announced just before the creditors' decision.
Delta and its creditors may see a post-bankruptcy link-up with Northwest as a better alternative to the US Airways bid.
The merger plot just thickened at Delta Air Lines. US Airways bumped up its takeover bid for the Atlanta-based airline by 20 percent Wednesday, to $10.3 billion, adding a Feb. 1 deadline in...
Rockefeller: "I am becoming increasingly convinced that some regulation may become an option to make sure small communities are not harmed by consolidation."
Delta is expected to file its reorganization plan with the court later this month