Thanksgiving air travel doubles 2020 level

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The Transportation Security Administration said it was investigating more and more 2.3 million airline passengers on Wednesday – the highest number since the start of the pandemic and more than double the number of people passing through TSA security checkpoints on the same day last year.

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Running news: The TSA Said Last Week It Hopes About Screens 20 million air passengers This year during the Thanksgiving travel period.

  • The number of people traveling for Thanksgiving this year — by car, bus, train or plane — could reach 53 million, according to AAA – 95% of the 2019 total, writes Hope King.

By numbers: Wednesday saw more than twice as many air travel as the day before Thanksgiving last year when nearly 1.1 million airline passengers passed through TSA checkpoints.

  • The TSA screened more than 2.6 million airline passengers the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in 2019.
  • busiest air travel day TSA History It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2019, when nearly 2.9 million people were screened.
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I In pictures: Thanksgiving travel close to pre-pandemic levels

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