TSA Reports Labor Day Air Travel Higher Than 2019

First holiday to exceed pre-pandemic levels.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported this week that 8.76 million travelers were screened over Labor Day weekend. This exceeds numbers recorded over Labor Day weekend in 2019 when the TSA processed 8.24 million passengers between that Friday and Monday.

Despite the boost in numbers over Labor Day, 2022 summer travel has not fully bounced back to pre-pandemic levels. U.S. airlines reduced their summer flight capacity by 16%, and even with those reductions air travel is still experiencing rescheduled flights, delays, and cancellations. On Labor Day itself, 4,075 flights were delayed and 108 flights were canceled.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Pekoske as he heads the TSA.
  • That Secretary Buttigieg would be discerning as he oversees the Transportation Department.
  • With gratitude to the Lord as the nation continues to emerge from the pandemic.

Sources: CNBC, Reuters


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