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TSA sets new record Friday for most travelers screened in a single day

May 25, 2024, 7:22 PM

Passengers check in at San Francisco International Airport on May 24, 2024 in San Francisco, Califo...

Passengers check in at San Francisco International Airport on May 24, 2024 in San Francisco, California. An estimated 43.8 million Americans will travel over Memorial Day weekend, a 4% increase from last year. (Liu Guanguan, China News Service/VCG/Getty Images via CNN Newsource)

(Liu Guanguan, China News Service/VCG/Getty Images via CNN Newsource)

(CNN) — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it set a new record for most travelers screened in a single day on Friday, according to a post from the agency on X, formerly known as Twitter.

TSA officers screened 2,951,163 individuals at checkpoints nationwide, surpassing its previous record from November 26, 2023, over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

“If you flew yesterday, congratulations, you were part of a record-setting day,” TSA public affairs spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said on X. “@TSA officers screened more people at airport security checkpoints nationwide yesterday (May 24th) than any other day in our 22-year history.”

Five of the top 10 busiest travel days in TSA’s history have occurred in 2024, the agency notes.

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TSA sets new record Friday for most travelers screened in a single day