Good Friday was one of the busiest days for US airports in 13 months, despite the rising threats of COVID-19 rates. With nearly 104.2 million people vaccinated, or 31% of the population received at least one dose, millions of Americans flooded airports over the holiday weekend to visit loved ones or simply go on vacation (something they haven't done in over a year).
The latest figures from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) show airport security checkpoints screened 1,580,785 people at US airports on Friday, the highest amount of travelers screen since March 12, 2020.
On Saturday, TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein tweeted:
"TSA screened 1,580,785 people at airport checkpoints nationwide yesterday, Friday, April 2. It was the highest checkpoint throughput since March 12, 2020. So if you're planning to travel you should get to the airport 90 minutes early, socially distance and wear a mask."