The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revealed it expects a record-breaking number of travelers to take to the skies during the 2019 Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
TSA officials said an estimated 26.8 million airline passengers would travel through security screening checkpoints nationwide November 22 through December 2. As a result, the agency is making the necessary adjustments to handle the high volume of travelers.
In terms of the busiest days to travel, the Sunday after Thanksgiving (December 1) will be the most congested with an estimated 2.8 million passengers and crew expected to fly. The next busiest day will be the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (November 27) with 2.7 million people taking to the sky.
On an average day, TSA officials screen about 2.1 million passengers.
“We expect record-breaking travel volume this 2019 holiday season, following our busiest summer ever,” TSA Acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell said in a statement. “To plan for the season, partnerships with industry and stakeholders are critical to keep travelers moving safely and securely to holiday destinations. We want to ensure travelers are as best prepared as they can be”…