Sunday set a record for airline travel in America. The Transportation Security Administration reports that it screened the most people in a single day — 2,907,378 travelers went through security stations at airports.
“It was also an incredibly smooth day of travel with fewer than one-half of one percent of 51,332 scheduled flights canceled,” according to FlightRadar.com, a real-time flight tracking website.
In spite of a major snowstorm that moved across the nation’s heartland, only three flights through Chicago O’Hare International Airport were canceled, although more than 900 were delayed. Some 230,000 passengers passed through O’Hare on Sunday.
Seven of the top 10 busiest days in TSA history have been recorded in 2023. Before Sunday, June 30, 2023 was the busiest day for passenger screening, with 2.884 million passengers, the TSA said.