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Sunday after Thanksgiving marked as busiest day for air travel in U.S. history, reports say

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend marked a record as the busiest travel day in history at U.S. airports, according to various reports.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened 2,907,378 travelers across airports nationwide on Nov. 26, an agency record as noted by Forbes. On the same day last year, the TSA screened 2,639,616; that’s an increase of more than 250,000.

Notably, travel predominantly proceeded smoothly with less than half a percent of the 51,332 scheduled flights having been canceled, as reported by live tracker Flight Radar 24.

The considerable number of flyers comes on the heels of a AAA travel forecast which predicted that this year’s Thanksgiving holiday would feature the third-highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than 20 years.

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