Air travel is back this holiday season.
According to agency data, about 2.1 million passengers passed through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints on Monday, marking the fifth day in a row that airports across the country have welcomed more than 2 million travelers. This streak is only the second time the country has had five consecutive days of 2 million passengers since the coronavirus pandemic sent air traffic numbers soaring in early 2020. The other time such numbers have observed, it was from July 29 to August 2.
Another sign that Americans are ready to take the plane, on November 19, 2.3 million passengers passed through TSA security checkpoints, a record since the arrival of the pandemic in the United States.
Expect an even bigger rush to airports in the coming days, as travel experts predict the number of vacation trips will return to pre-pandemic levels this season.