Sumary of Thanksgiving air travel rebounds, nearly hitting 2019 levels.:
- About 2.3 million people passed through Transportation Safety Administration checkpoints on Wednesday, more travelers than on any other day during the pandemic.
- This year’s total was about 88 percent of the travelers that flew on that same Wednesday in 2019. Social media was abuzz with nearly equal complaints about the longest airport lines people had experienced in years and surprise that lines were so short, reinforcing the idea pandemic unpredictability persists.
- Hundreds of airport food service workers picketed on Wednesday at San Francisco International Airport over a dispute involving health care.