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TSA sets new record for number of travelers screened in a single day

The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday that it screened more than 2.95 million airline passengers, setting a new record for a single day.

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“If you flew yesterday, congratulations, you were part of a record-breaking day!” TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said in a separate article.

Travelers pass through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of Memorial Day, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Atlanta.  / Credit: Mike Stewart / APTravelers pass through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of Memorial Day, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Atlanta.  / Credit: Mike Stewart / AP

Travelers pass through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of Memorial Day, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Atlanta. / Credit: Mike Stewart / AP

Before the start of Memorial Day weekend, the TSA predicted that Friday would be the busiest day for air travel, with nearly 3 million people expected to pass through airport checkpoints.

The TSA screened just under 2.9 million people on Thursday, up about 11,000 from the previous record. Five of the 10 busiest travel days have occurred since May 16, the agency said.

Memorial Day weekend travel should also break records on the roads.

The American Automobile Association, or AAA, warned this weekend of potentially unprecedented traffic jams on the roads, as well as at airports that could be even more people than in past years. The organization, which examines various economic factors and partners with other groups to project travel conditions, announced earlier this month that about 43.8 million people across the United States would likely travel at least 50 miles from Thursday to Monday. This would represent a 4% increase in total travel compared to 2023, according to AAA.

“We haven’t seen this amount of travel on Memorial Day weekend in almost 20 years,” Paula Twidale, senior vice president of AAA’s travel division, said in a statement. “We are expecting one million more travelers this holiday weekend compared to 2019, which not only means we are surpassing pre-pandemic levels, but also heralds a very busy summer season ahead.”

Emily Mae Czachor also contributed to this report.

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