Traveling for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday?
If so, you definitely are not alone.
The Transportation Security Administration is expecting a record breaking number of flyers for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period with more than 25 million passengers traveling through security screening checkpoints nationwide from Nov. 16 through Nov. 26.
That’s a 5 percent increase from 2017.
San Francisco International Airport, in partnership with TSA, is unveiling new automated security screening lines to ease the congestion.
The airport will offer enhanced security and improved efficiency through the security screening process.
The new units will debut in Terminal 3 where United Airlines operates, and will serve as a pilot test for potential adoption in other terminals.
SFO is the first airport in the San Francisco Bay Area to deploy this technology.
Officials say the busiest travel days leading up to Thanksgiving will be the Friday and Wednesday before the holiday, with 2.6 million passengers and crew expected on each of those days.
More than 2.7 million travelers are expected to be flying home on Nov. 25, the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
Officials say TSA screens about 2.1 million passengers on a typical weekday.
TSA has released the following tips for travelers to keep in mind:
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- SMOKE FROM CAMP FIRE POURS INTO BAY AREA
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