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Why Airline Stocks Like Southwest and United Got Grounded on Wednesday

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Why Airline Stocks Like Southwest and United Got Grounded on Wednesday
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Shares of most major airline stocks finished Wednesday's trading session well into the red. Leading the charge lower, however, was Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) with its 5.8% setback. Case(s) in point: The delta variant of COVID-19 is keeping some would-be travelers cautious for safety-minded reasons, while at the same time creating friction between airline employees and the airlines themselves; not every airline employee is keen on complying with vaccine mandates.