Passengers take off for U.S. Thanksgiving holiday

Transportation Security Administration said on Sunday that it had screened 2.21 million U.S air passengers, the fourth consecutive day with checkpoint volume topping 2 million. It added that Friday was the single busiest air travel day since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, with 2.24 million travelers screened.

At Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday morning, passenger numbers were steady with many Thanksgiving travelers saying they came to the airport early to beat the crowds.

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