The Transportation Security Administration screened barely greater than 1 million folks at US airports. While that is nonetheless solely 40% of the amount screened on the Friday earlier than Thanksgiving a yr in the past, it marks solely the second time since mid-March that 1 million folks have been screened in a day. The first time was on October 18.
The rush of vacationers comes on a day that Johns Hopkins University reported a report 195,542 new US Covid-19 circumstances confirmed. And it comes the day after the CDC issued its warning towards touring for the Thanksgiving vacation.
Even so, US airways are bracing for his or her busiest week for the reason that begin of the pandemic. American Airlines mentioned it’ll improve its schedule by about 15% throughout Thanksgiving week, in comparison with the remainder of November, from a every day common of three,500 flights to greater than 4,000 flights.
The airline trade is neither encouraging nor discouraging vacation journey, the pinnacle of the trade’s commerce group mentioned Thursday.
“Do we want to see them travel? Yes, but only if it’s safe for them,” mentioned Nick Calio, CEO of Airlines for America. “There’s a variety of factors involved in that for each individual traveler.”