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    Airline travel in the U.S. numbers closer to 2019

    The post Airline travel in the U.S. numbers closer to 2019 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. It’s no longer valid to compare current daily airline travel numbers to what happened on the exact date a year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its most merciless. No, now that new metric is set against 2019 numbers, the last full year of normal customer traffic. And numbers don’t lie. In the U.S the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported processing 1,863,597 passengers through its checkpoints across the country on Sunday, May 23. It was the greatest number of fliers in the pandemic era. More importantly, the numbers were…

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    Travel numbers rise in the US as Americans go on holiday

    The post Travel numbers rise in the US as Americans go on holiday appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Americans going on holidays in near-record numbers at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, as their eagerness to break free from coronavirus confinement overcame higher prices for flights, gasoline and hotels. More than 1.8 million people went through US airports on Thursday, and the number was widely expected to cross the 2 million thresholds over the long holiday weekend — that would be the highest mark since early March 2020. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned travellers to expect long lines at airports, and on Friday he…