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Day Before Thanksgiving Sets TSA Pandemic Travel Record – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Setting a pandemic journey report on the day earlier than Thanksgiving, the TSA screened extra passengers than some other day in the course of the pandemic.

“The whole family all together for the first time, we flew people into Florida, to Boca, Parkland,” says Steve Goldstein.

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At Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, of us are heading residence after Thanksgiving.

The Goldstein household is flying to New York hoping to beat the crowds of passengers afterward.

“Tonight, it’s going to change but I’m glad we’re leaving now,” says Goldstein.

Data from TSA checkpoints on the day earlier than Thanksgiving reveals greater than twice the variety of individuals have been screened this year than final, nearing a pre-pandemic stage.

2021’s numbers have been 2,311,978 individuals screened. 2020’s have been 1,070,967.

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There have been a lot of passengers in South Florida – on the identical day Miami International Airport’s parking garages have been utterly full.

MIA is anticipating their busiest journey day to be Sunday.

Both MIA and FLL expect a rise in passengers in the course of the Thanksgiving vacation journey interval.

Frequent fliers inform CBS 4 News it’s a aid seeing of us feeling comfy as soon as once more to fly.

“At first the planes were just doing skipping rows, it was a lot lighter, but everyone is getting back in the groove, the holidays are coming,” says Ayana Pink.

For these on the street, this weekend will probably be very busy between 2 p.m. and seven p.m. would be the worst, in response to AAA.

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The greatest time to drive is earlier than midday on each Saturday and Sunday.

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