The airlines have been all over the news today, especially Southwest Airlines, which seems to be leading the pack. Airline companies are huge, complex companies that deal in routing theory, or as we called them in business school, transportation models. If an airplane leaves from A ad goes to B, then back to A, it needs to make money both ways. If a pilot doesn't sow up, or if maintenance problems crop up, then eventually you won't have assets i place where you need them when you need them.
It seems that crews are in turmoil over the vaccine mandate, and they're making their turmoil known. I'm hearing that the FAA controllers are in turmoil as well. You don't move aircraft without pilots, crews, and controllers. Some people are saying that it is about freedom.
One pilot put out a video, and I'll try to link it here.
There seems to be a lot of John Galt in the industry, and it's making its weight be felt. You don't hire pilots, or mechanics, or crews in one day. Or truck drivers, or nurses, or lots of people who are very important to the economy. Perhaps personal freedom is starting to assert itself.