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COVID Has Changed Thanksgiving Traditions

Hand in blue medical gloves holding a syringe and vaccine vial with Covid 19 Vaccine Booster text, for Coronavirus booster shot.

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As a result of the epidemic, Wednesday is no longer the day that sees the most travel in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.

The Transportation Security Administration said that on Sunday and Monday, personnel scanned more than 5 million passengers, setting a new record. Although the data for Tuesday hasn't been released yet, at least 48,000 flights were scheduled to depart from American airports.

According to Sharon Pinkerton, senior vice president of the industry association Airlines for America, "people are traveling on different days." "On that Wednesday night, not everybody travels. People are dispersing their travel over the course of the week, which I also believe will contribute to more efficient operations.


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