The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that its employees are prepared for the Independence Day holiday season and the ever-increasing summer passenger volume at airport security checkpoints across the United States. United.
TSA expects the busiest travel days to occur between June 29 and July 5, with the peak holiday weekend day scheduled for June 30, with TSA screening approximately 2.82 million people and approximately 17.7 million during the seven-day travel period.
Friday’s travel estimates would surpass TSA’s current single-day travel record since June 16, when TSA screened nearly 2.8 million passengers. The peak travel day for the July 4 holiday in 2019 was July 7, when TSA screened 2.79 million passengers.
“TSA is staffed and prepared to meet increased travel volumes this holiday season, with the technologies and resources needed to improve security effectiveness, efficiency and customer experience. passengers at security checkpoints,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske said.
“With the new salary implementation plan for all TSA employees beginning in July, attrition levels at TSA have fallen to historic lows, meaning increased retention of our employees has resulted at sufficient staffing levels to meet increased passenger demand across the country,” Pekoske continued. .
Based on the most recent trends at airports nationwide, TSA recommends travelers sign up for PreCheck, avoid packing firearms and ammunition, empty their luggage before packing, d Be aware of potential delays and acclimate to the screening technology at checkpoints.
Passengers willing to pass through the checkpoint also contribute to efficiency. When travelers arrive with their IDs in hand and avoid the delays associated with carrying firearms, oversized liquids and other prohibited items through the checkpoint, it facilitates faster screening for everyone.
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