New Thanksgiving travel record: US airports prepare for the holiday season
US airports may set new records for those wishing to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday. According to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the country's airports are expected to receive about 30 million passengers during the 12-day holiday period.
So far, according to TSA, 24.7 million people have already been screened during the holiday season. On Sunday, the number of travellers hit a one-day record of 2.9 million, CNN reported.
According to TSA Administrator David Pekoske, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed travel patterns, and travellers are leaving earlier and staying longer. Thus, the tension on flights may continue on Tuesday.
At the same time, on the eve of Thanksgiving, Wednesday will not be among the 10 busiest days for travel as tourists prolong their visits for several days.