Conservative Beaver

News stories of interest to Proud Canadians

Ad

Ad

America

TSA: 1.54M travelers screened in U.S. Sunday, highest single day count in over a year

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 19: A passenger enters a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport on October 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Yesterday the TSA reported that it had screened over 1 million passengers, representing the highest number of passengers screened at TSA checkpoints since March 17, 2020. During the week ending October 18, TSA screened 6.1 million passengers nationwide, the highest total since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A passenger enters a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at O’Hare International Airport. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 1:10 PM PT – Monday, March 22, 2021

On Sunday, U.S. airports saw the highest number of travelers in a single day since the start of the pandemic. On Monday, the TSA reported a little over 1.5 million passengers had been screened Sunday, which marked the most air travelers since March of 2020.

Sunday was also the 11th consecutive day of checkpoints, which saw more than one million passengers. Experts said the numbers indicate air travel will be booming by summer, even though the CDC has continued to advise against travel.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 19: A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent screens an airline passenger at O'Hare International Airport on October 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Yesterday the TSA reported that it had screened over 1 million passengers, representing the highest number of passengers screened at TSA checkpoints since March 17, 2020. During the week ending October 18, TSA screened 6.1 million passengers nationwide, the highest total since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent screens an airline passenger at O’Hare International Airport. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

However, Sunday’s figure still falls short of the pre-pandemic levels of 2019 by about 700,000 travelers when compared to the same date.

MORE NEWS: President Trump: Fauci Was Wrong So Much, Didn’t Follow His Advice

LEAVE A RESPONSE

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *