With the Thanksgiving travel season wrapped up and everyone heading home,TSA is working right now to address the influx of passengers and keep them healthy and secure.
TSA is reporting that 9.5 million passengers traveled over the ten-day time period around thanksgiving.
That might sound like a lot but it’s actually in stark contrast with what we are used to during this time frame.
Daily travel numbers have been under 1 million travelers since around April 14, 2020, only going up above 1 million one time prior to the Thanksgiving travel period.
TSA says right now as all of those people are heading home they have aggressively installed equipment that improves both the security and efficiency of screening operations to contain the spread of COVID-19.
They have added acrylic barriers at various points throughout the checkpoint at airports nationwide, installed new credential authentication technology at Billings Logan International Airport and are using new 3-D X-ray scanners at Billings and Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport to supplement existing 2-D x-ray technology.
On Monday TSA reported 981,000 travelers, on Monday of last year it was over 2 million.