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4/1/15: Airline stocks slid today on news of higher oil prices. This afternoon Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) downgraded airline stocks. American Airlines Group (Nasdaq: AAL) stock was the worst performer in the sector, falling more than 4.5%. AAL rival Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) slipped 3.78%, while Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq: SAVE) dipped 2.86%. Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), which has a strong reputation for its jet fuel procurement strategy, slipped 1.92% on the day.