(NewsReady.com) – COVID-19 numbers are down, people are back at work, the economy is recovering, and now Americans are ready to have some fun. After more than a year of being stuck in the house or limiting their travel, the airports are bustling. In fact, so many people are flying, pandemic records are being shattered.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents were incredibly busy on the weekend of June 26 and 27. Both days saw record numbers of travelers. On Saturday, 2,137,584 were checked, nearly 3 times the 632,984 people who passed through airports the same day in 2020. According to TSA Public Affairs spokesperson Lisa Farbstein, the next day was even busier with 2,066,964 people taking flights.
JUST IN: @TSA screened 2,066,964 people at airport security checkpoints yesterday, Monday, June 28. It was the 10th day so far this month that checkpoint volume topped 2 million. And that's why it's important to get to the airport early and #MaskUp.
— Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) June 29, 2021
The recent uptick in travel means good things for the economy. Not only are people feeling more comfortable, but it shows that many have disposable income again, allowing them to take trips. Republican lawmakers across the country are trying to boost the economy even more by opting out of the federal unemployment boost and encouraging people to get back in the workforce. If the Democratic Party keeps its policies to itself and does not hurt the economic recovery any more than they have, who knows, next summer might feel as though there was never a pandemic at all.
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