TSA screens record number of travelers ahead of Memorial Day

"We recommend arriving early," the TSA said.

Published: May 26, 2024 1:58pm

Transportation Security Administration officers set a record for the most travelers screened in one day with nearly 3 million screenings ahead of Memorial Day.

Officers screened 2,951,163 people nationwide on Friday, the TSA said Saturday on X, formerly Twitter.

The previous record was just under 2,909,000, which was set on Nov. 26, 2023, the Sunday right after Thanksgiving.

"We recommend arriving early," the TSA said.

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