CNN – The number of people flying for the Thanksgiving vacation will break air travel records in the era of the pandemic, according to TSA administrator David Pekoske.
“The pandemic record currently stands at around 2.2 million people [on a single day] and I would expect we would definitely surpass that, ”Pekoske said.
53.4 million Americans are expected to travel for vacation, which is a 13% increase from 2020, AAA predicts. About 4.2 million travelers are expected to travel this year, CNN reported.
With recent airline cancellations, delays and staffing issues, air travelers fear things will get complicated.
“Even before the pandemic, reports of long delays, cancellations and stranded passengers were sort of a holiday tradition,” said Willis Orlando, senior product operations specialist at the Airline Ticket Deals site. Scott’s Cheap Flights.
However, delays due to bad weather are more likely to occur.
“Unless we have the shallow snowstorm over Chicago O’Hare, over Atlanta over the holidays, I don’t think we’re going to have much of a problem at all,” said Mike Boyd, president of the forecasting company. and Boyd Aviation Consulting. International Group.
“It’s going to be busy, but it won’t necessarily be total chaos as some are projecting.”