TSA Expects Thanksgiving Air Travel to Rebound Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels

TSA Expects Thanksgiving Air Travel to Rebound Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects Thanksgiving air travel to rebound, nearing pre-pandemic levels.

“The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects airport security checkpoints nationwide will be busy during the upcoming Thanksgiving travel period, which runs from Friday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 28,” the agency said in a Wednesday press release, predicting “about 20 million passengers during the Thanksgiving holiday.”

Administrator David Pekoske said the agency is “prepared” for the influx. In fact, he does not seem concerned by the potential impact the vaccine mandate on TSA agents could have on staffing with the travel surge on the horizon.

“In fact, implementation of the mandate will make travel safer and healthier for everyone,” he said during an appearance on Good Morning America.

“So, we see

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