Despite the CDC’s recent guidance on avoiding Thanksgiving travel, holiday travel is already looking like it will be pretty big. A recent scene captured at the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport shows a large group of passengers and it’s a familiar scene across many airports.
Max Gorden, a Phoenix based reported, tweeted a video shared with him from a fellow Arizona resident. The video shows a pretty big group of travelers doing what you do in airports…muddle around waiting to board. It seems most were wearing mask, although it seems impractical to socially distance given the amount of people.
Thanksgiving travel is forecasted to be well off prior year numbers, however, it would certainly seem that it will be up from recent weeks. Today, a TSA spokesperson tweeted that nearly 1 million travelers were screened yesterday, and the TSA’s official website actually reports that MORE than 1m passengers were actually screened, nearly eclipsing the highest COVID-19 era travel day from several weeks ago.
It would seem that despite recommendations to stay home, travelers are not having it. Traveling itself is largely quite safe, although what concerns most experts is the intermingling of extended families and friends during the holidays. Will the holiday result in a further explosion of COVID cases?
How about you? Are you traveling for the holidays? If so, what led to your decision? Leave us a comment below.
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