The surge in the delta variant of the coronavirus has disrupted the country's plan to get back to normalcy.
Despite the plea from health experts to get COVID-19 shots, many people are still reluctant to get vaccinated, which is one of the reasons why new cases are increasing.
As of Sept. 16, the U.S. averaged 136,558 new COVID cases daily according to the CDC’s 7-day moving average.
The U.S. airline industry is also trying its best - from extra pay to perks to mandates to get its workers vaccinated.
Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Get Southwest Airlines Co. Report joined the list of airlines offering employees extra pay to get inoculated. The Dallas-based carrier is reportedly offering 16 hours of extra pay or paying 13 trips segment for pilots and flight attendants who are vaccinated by mid-November.