Thanksgiving air travel already breaking pandemic records

BOSTON — Thanksgiving is still four days away, but it’s already breaking pandemic travel records.

The Transportation Security Administration reports 2.2 million people flew out of airports nationwide on Friday, Nov. 19 – considered to be the first day of Thanksgiving travel.

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Friday was the busiest single travel day since the pandemic started, and the TSA anticipates the Sunday after Thanksgiving will be even busier.

Logan Airport officials expect between 800,000 – 900,000 people to pass through the airport for Thanksgiving travel this year.

Logan Airport officials recommend people arrive at the airport at least two hours before domestic flights and at least three hours early for international flights.

COVID-19 testing sites are available in Terminal C and Terminal E at Logan Airport.

In total, AAA predicts 53 million Americans will travel for Thanksgiving this year – up 13% from last year.

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