TSA: Busiest Summer Travel Season Ever

Over 263 million passengers and crew are expected to pass through checkpoints nationwide Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend this summer – May 23, through September 3 respectively. This is approximately 10 million more passengers, or a 4% increase from last year. On peak days, the TSA is expecting over 2.7 million travelers. To handle the increase surges TSA is increasing security staff by 2,000 officers and a 20% increase in overtime funds. TSA is encouraging customers to sign up for TSA pre-check and global entry to help beat the lines and travel wait times. As TSA continues to meet travel demands, they are deploying new technologies. Travelers may see, automated screening lanes, computed tomography, and credential authentication technology at many airports. Passengers can also help keep lines moving by being prepared as always, and arriving early. TSA suggests at least two hours in advance for domestic travel and three hours for international travel.

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