The largest expert travel community:
  • 771,688 Total members
  • 4,138 Users online now
  • 1,725,394 Threads
  • 31,731,677 Posts
News

Just 108,977 People Flew in the United States on Friday, According to the TSA

Just 108,977 People Flew in the United States on Friday, According to the TSA
Meg Butler

While the coronavirus continues to put a strain on hospitals all over the world, it has significantly lightened travel all over the world. On Saturday, the Transportation Security Administration released its daily traveler numbers via Twitter. Those numbers revealed a significant decrease in travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

The numbers were released by the TSA’s Public Affairs spokesperson Lisa Farbstein. While the Tweet did not release any numbers from other days in the week, it did compare the numbers to travel this time last year. And, on that Sunday, around 2,590,499 people passed through checkpoints. That means that passenger numbers are down 96%.

To read more, head here.

View Comments (4)

4 Comments

  1. gay

    April 15, 2020 at 5:21 am

    It should be down 100% and airlines should not be bailed out.

  2. c502cid

    April 15, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I wonder if TSA staffing has been matched to the demand. Anyone know?

  3. MRM

    April 16, 2020 at 7:34 am

    That’s still a hell of a lot of people spreading germs all over…SMH

  4. Brostman

    April 21, 2020 at 9:33 am

    I imagine that Customs & Immigration counts are down an even greater percentage…. One would think they could put the excess Agent staffing to work by allowing for TSA and Global Entry interviews…. of course, with all the necessary social distancing and other precautions to protect both the Border Agents and the applicants

You must be logged in on the FORUM to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

News

More in News

EasyJet Sells Planes to Survive the Coronavirus Epidemic

Meg ButlerApril 17, 2020

Heathrow Airport Temporarily Closes Terminals 3 and 4

Meg ButlerApril 16, 2020

Hong Kong Arrivals Were Down 99 Percent in March 2020

Meg ButlerApril 15, 2020

Copyright © 2014 Top News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by Wordpress.

SIGN UP FOR FLYERTALK TIPS & NEWS


I want emails from FlyerTalk with travel information and promotions. I can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of all emails