Nearly 10 million people hopped on planes during the 10-day Thanksgiving period that ended Sunday, including four days with more than 1 million passengers and some of the busiest travel days of the COVID-19 era.
Numbers may have been even higher if not for a wave of warnings from federal and state officials about gathering for Thanksgiving amid a surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide.
Still, some 1.18 million people traveled through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints on Sunday, the most since March, the agency reported Monday. A total of 9.4 million people went through TSA checkpoints between Nov. 20 and 29.
However, traffic was still down about 60% compared to a year ago, according to the security screening agency.
Even after the busy holiday period, the industry was preparing for a disappointing finish to the year.
On Monday, JetBlue warned that fourth-quarter revenue would be lower than expected because “booking trends
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