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Technology TSA expects record-breaking 26.8 million Thanksgiving travelers

01:58  14 november  2019
01:58  14 november  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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The Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ) said Wednesday that it expects to screen nearly 27 million passengers and airline crew members during the Thanksgiving weekend. Travelers are expected to crowd airports between November 22 and December 2. In response to chaotic weekend

The Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ) is anticipating a record number of fliers over the Thanksgiving holiday. More than 26 . 8 million people are expected to travel through security checkpoints across the “We expect record breaking travel volume this 2019 holiday season

Almost 27 million travelers are expected to pass through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4% increase from 2018, the agency said.

a group of people in a room: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents screen passengers at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Jan. 18, 2019.© Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters, FILE Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents screen passengers at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Jan. 18, 2019.

From Nov. 22 through Dec. 2, the projected 26.8 million flyers will include 2.7 million on Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving, and 2.8 million on Dec. 1, the following Sunday.

The TSA typically screens about 2.1 million passengers on weekdays.

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Some 25 million travelers are expected to take to the skies from Nov. 16-26 — a 7% increase over last year, according to a press from the TSA — so brace yourself for impact. TSA Expects 25 Million Passengers to Fly This Thanksgiving .

Airlines and the TSA are not just expecting big crowds, but record setting crowds during this year's “U.S. airlines are planning for 30.6 million people to travel during the travel period starting It will also set a record for TSA screeners, like those at Reagan National Airport. And at BWI and airports across

The record-high number of travelers comes on the heels of "our busiest summer ever," TSA acting Deputy Administrator Patrica Cogswell said in a statement. "To plan for the season, partnerships with industry and stakeholders are critical to keep travelers moving safely and securely to holiday destinations. We want to ensure travelers are as best prepared as they can."

Earlier this year, TSA officers called out in record numbers as the government shutdown entered its fifth week, creating long screening lines at airports across the country.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents screen passengers at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Jan. 18, 2019.© Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters, FILE Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents screen passengers at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Jan. 18, 2019.

Travelers also can expect to encounter new TSA technology this holiday season that aims to trim wait times. Computed tomography art scanners will give TSA officers a closer look at what's in a passenger's bags, though they will still have to pull out laptops and cellphones.

But by deploying this new technology, Cogswell added, the TSA is setting the stage "for more items to be able to be left in the bag, and for more people to leave laptops in."

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TSA officers in the coming weeks also are expecting to be equipped with new credential-authentication technology that lets them to quickly identify travelers without having to verify passengers by looking at a photo ID under lights or lamps.

"You'll start seeing those show up at our airports in the coming weeks," Cogswell added.

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