‘Don’t Tread on Me’: Did Airline Employees Create a Southwest Shutdown-Showdown?

‘Don’t Tread on Me’: Did Airline Employees Create a Southwest Shutdown-Showdown?

Southwest Airlines has been rocked by on-the-ground turbulence after canceling more than 2,000 flights since Friday, Oct. 8. Many passengers were left stranded, and videos circulated the internet of passengers who grew outraged with how the airline chose to handle the situation and the way, or lack thereof, they accommodated their delayed passengers. Southwest Airlines and the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association have since denied the swirling rumor that there was a "sick-out" performed by airline employees as their way to strike against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. However, the coincidental timing of events makes it almost effortless to question what is really going on behind closed doors-especially when no other airline seemed to have a major disruption due to weather. 

Timeline of events leading up to the Southwest calamity: 

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