More than 1 million Americans left for Thanksgiving trips

More than 1 million Americans left for Thanksgiving trips

More than 1 million U.S. residents flew in just one day on the eve of Thanksgiving, despite the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Doctors’ warnings about the risks and requests to avoid travel did not stop more than one million people in the United States who chose to fly to their families or on vacation. According to data released by the Transportation Security Administration, a staggering 1,019836 people registered for flights to the United States on Friday.

This is the second largest number of day travelers since mid-March, when the COVID-19 outbreak began to cause lockdowns across the United States and destroyed the airline industry. The only day since airplanes had more people on board than last Friday was October 18, when 1031,505 passengers moved by air in a day.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recalls that “the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with.