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The TSA broke its record for most people screened in a single day on Sunday, June 23. Agents screened 2.99 million airline passengers, breaking the previous record of 2.5 million reached a month earlier on Friday, May 24.

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The TSA’s top five busiest days of all time have occurred in the past four weeks. According to the TSA, this summer’s record-breaking travel volumes across America will continue through the July 4 holiday period. The period begins on Thursday, June 28, and continues through Monday, July 8.

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The agency expects to screen the most travelers ever on June 28, anticipating more than 3 million people.

In total, the TSA is predicting it will screen more than 32 million passengers over the holiday period. That is an increase of 5.4% over the last year.

So, for those heading to the airport for a July 4 trip, make sure to get there early.

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[LAUREN TAYLOR]

THE TSA RECORD FOR MOST PEOPLE SCREENED IN A SINGLE DAY HAS BEEN BROKEN —

AND IT DIDN’T HAPPEN DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE THANKSGIVING – OR IN THE DAYS LEADING UP TO CHRISTMAS.

NOPE – ACTUALLY IT JUST HAPPENED — ON JUNE 23RD.

TSA AGENTS SCREENING 2.99 MILLION AIRLINE PASSENGERS ON THAT PARTICULAR SUNDAY.

THIS BEAT THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF TWO POINT FIVE MILLION REACHED JUST A MONTH BEFORE ON MAY 24TH.

IN FACT – TSA’S TOP FIVE BUSIEST DAYS OF ALL TIME HAVE OCCURRED IN THE LAST FOUR WEEKS.

THE AGENCY SAYING THIS SUMMER’S RECORD-BREAKING TRAVEL VOLUMES ACROSS AMERICA WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY PERIOD – BEGINNING THURSDAY, JUNE 28TH AND GOING THROUGH MONDAY, JULY 8TH.   

AND IT’S ON JUNE 28TH – TSA ANTICIPATES SCREENING THE MOST TRAVELERS EVER – MORE THAN 3 MILLION PEOPLE.

IN TOTAL – TSA IS EXPECTING TO SCREEN MORE THAN 32 MILLION PASSENGERS OVER THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY PERIOD — AN INCREASE OF  FIVE POINT FOUR PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR.

SO IN OTHER WORDS – IF YOU’RE HEADING TO THE AIRPORT FOR A JULY 4TH TRIP – GET THERE EARLY. 

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