Airport Screening Busier than Ever
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has screened a record number of passengers in 2023 and anticipates airport security checkpoints nationwide will be busier than ever this holiday travel season.
The season kicked off with Thanksgiving travel, which concludes November 28, 203.
Historically, the Sunday following Thanksgiving will likely be the busiest travel day. The TSA expects to screen 30 million passengers this season.
TSA Administrator David Pekoske recently stated, "We are ready for the anticipated volumes and are working closely with our airline and airport partners to ensure we are prepared for this busy holiday travel season."
"We will also do our best to maintain wait time standards of under 10 minutes for TSA PreCheck® lanes and under 30 minutes for standard screening lanes."
"I am grateful for our dedicated employees who remain vigilant and focused on the mission during this holiday travel season and beyond."
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