The Transportation Security Administration said it screened nearly 878,000 people yesterday, the highest daily level reached to date since the coronavirus pandemic battered air travel.
The agency is currently seeing about one third of the traffic it saw last year.
Those numbers are in line with airline projections. The trade group Airlines for America said it expects traffic this weekend to be between a quarter to a third of the traffic seen last year.
Several groups that normally issue predictions for holiday road trip volumes, including AAA, are not doing so this year.