We might not be driving as much as we did, and we might not be able to visit our favorite restaurants, but we’ll be damned if we’re not going to see family and friends for the holidays!
Or at least, that’s how it seems at the airports across the nation.
Over the weekend before Christmas, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said that it screened more than one million airline passengers on Sunday for the first time since mid-March. The three-day total for Friday through Sunday reached 3.2 million people.
But it’s not like we’re back to normal. The total for the weekend showed a rebound in air travel, but it was still 58% lower than the 7.6 million people who were screened over the same weekend last year.