TSA Sets Screening Record With Almost 40 Million Expected to Travel on Memorial Day Weekend

The lockdown of America is over, and people are leaving the house not just to work or shop or wait in gas lines, but to get on the road and visit family, friends, and destinations as the massive “revenge travel” summer begins. Although the weekend won’t break any long-term records, it’s already smashing the last year’s numbers. The TSA’s screening of passengers at airports is massively up, with almost 2 million through the checkpoints on Friday. It’s by far the most air travel since the pandemic began, as Axios reported.

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