WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) — Ready for a Fourth of July getaway? You might want to leave plenty of extra time for getting through airport security.
The Transportation Security Administration says it’s possible that Friday, June 29 “will set a new record for the busiest single day ever.” The TSA projects it will screen about 2.7 million passengers and crew on Friday.READ MORE: LA County To Expand Access To Coronavirus Vaccine To More Essential Workers Starting Monday
The all-time record for TSA screenings is Nov. 28, 2004, which was a Sunday after Thanksgiving. The TSA screened 2,713,864 passengers and crew that day.READ MORE: Meet The Giltinis: LA's New Rugby Team to Open Play At Coliseum March 20
Beyond Friday, TSA projects that we’re entering what will be an incredibly busy travel period. The agency says officers expect to screen 28.3 million passengers and crew from June 28 through July 9.
A spokesman for the TSA said the agency makes projections based on airline ticket sales.MORE NEWS: High Winds Expected To Continue Through Sunday For Parts Of SoCal
The TSA is urging flyers to make sure they know the rules about what they can carry on the plane, and says passengers should leave the Fourth of July fireworks at home.