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Almost smooth sailing at US airports on busiest travel day since pandemic began

Travelers returning home the Sunday after the Thanksgiving break are experiencing busy airports and full flights, but relatively few issues have affected air travel during the week. recent months.

NS the week has been a test about whether US airlines have done enough to prevent the kinds of errors that cause major crashes and thousands of flight cancellations.

Sunday set to be the busiest travel day Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Transportation Security Administration predicts about 2.4 million people will pass through U.S. airports. The airport’s daily passenger volume exceeded two million people for seven consecutive days through Wednesday, November 24. After more muted passenger traffic on Thursday and Friday, TSA has been screening more. 2.2 million people on Saturday.

For the most part, this week went smoothly. From Monday, November 22, through Saturday, airlines canceled about 400 domestic flights — just 0.33% more than planned, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking website. On Sunday, about 50 flights to, from or within the United States were eliminated.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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