Friday, February 3, 2023

Expect huge numbers of travelers at US airports this Christmas

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) warned on Monday that there would be more activity at airports this holiday season than last year and said it was prepared to deal with higher passenger numbers.

The TSA said passenger numbers are expected to be very close to pre-pandemic levels, with the busiest days on Thursday, December 22, and Friday, December 30.

“We are prepared for the increased volume and expect to meet our standard of wait times of 30 minutes or less on regular lanes and 10 minutes on the PreCheck trusted traveler program,” TSA Administrator David Pecoske said in a statement.

The federal agency promised to provide assistance to travelers with airport security questions with a virtual text messaging assistant as well as videos of parents and family members traveling with young children.

The statement also includes a list of 10 points that everyone traveling should keep in mind, among which are:

  • Do not bring firearms at security checkpoints.
  • Neither explosives, flammable products, knives, razor blades.
  • Make sure gifts are unwrapped and can be inspected.
  • Have valid and acceptable identification.
  • Join the Trusted Traveler program for a better travel experience.
  • Request assistance from TSA at least 72 hours in advance for passengers or family members with disabilities or medical problems.
  • Report any strange behavior affecting security.
  • Be kind to airport staff who are committed to the safety of passengers and should be treated with respect and courtesy.

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