This year’s Thanksgiving broke all the travel records with a record-breaking number of people taking to the skies.
On Sunday, a record-breaking 2,907,378 individuals were screened at U.S. airports by the Transportation Security Administration – the highest number of people to go through security on a single day ever.
Some airlines also broke their records for passenger bookings.
Yesterday was the busiest day ever at airports in the US, with the @TSA reporting 2,884,783 people screened. It was also an incredibly smooth day of travel with fewer than one-half of one percent of 51,332 scheduled flights canceled. pic.twitter.com/6ZUVmaHyDR— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) November 27, 2023
According to ABC News, American Airlines reported a record high of nearly 6.5 million customers during the Thanksgiving holiday. The busiest day for American was Sunday, with over 6,100 departures. Similarly, United Airlines also reported a record high of 3.2 million travelers from November 17th to November 23rd, just ahead of Thanksgiving.