Thanksgiving air travel hits pandemic high

Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 0

About 2.3 million people passed through TSA checkpoints on Wednesday, notching a single day pandemic-era record.

It was 88% of the record high seen in 2019, before the pandemic.

 It was more than double the travelers compared to last year.

Wednesday was the seventh day in succession the TSA screened more than two million passengers.

Sunday is expected to be the busiest day for travel overall during the holiday weekend.

"We looked at passenger volume projections and worked with the carriers and with the airports, and collectively we’re ready for the Thanksgiving holiday. "Our goal is to make it as safe and secure for people as we possibly can," TSA chief David Pekoske said.

Overall, the AAA predicted 53.4 million Americans would travel for the holidays with the vast majority going by car.

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