Over 14 million passengers are expected to be screened by security personnel according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), between September 1 and September 6.
The biggest day, according to TSA officials, will be Sept. 1, when officers will screen more than 2.7 million passengers. Since Memorial Day weekend, 227.5 million passengers — or an average of 2.5 million per day — have gone through security screening.
According to a government agency, travel in the summer of 2023 will be higher than in 2019, making it the busiest summer ever.
“We anticipate this Labor Day holiday weekend will be busy, with passenger volumes nearly 11 percent higher than last year, volumes that already exceeded 2019 Labor Day holiday travel volumes,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske said.
“We are prepared for the increase in travel volumes and are working closely with our airline and airport partners to make sure we are maintaining our wait time standards of 30 minutes and under for standard screening lanes, and 10 minutes and under for TSA PreCheck lanes,” Pekoske continued.
TSA provided family-friendly travel tips, such as arriving early, packing empty bags to avoid carrying prohibited items, and showing respect to agents and other airport and airline employees to ensure a safe and quick trip through U.S. airports.
Four more airlines have joined the list of participating domestic and international carriers in TSA’s PreCheck program, which was expanded earlier this week. French Bee, Titan Airways, Zipair and Cayman Airways are the new carriers.