The Transport Security Administration is bracing itself for a record number of young travelers to take to the sky on Spring break trips this year.
Between March 14 and April 28, the TSA have forecasted that a staggering 107 million passengers and crew members will be screened by security officials in airports across the US.
If it holds true, the projection would be more than a three percent increase on last year’s figures.
Between March 14 and April 28, the TSA have forecasted that a staggering 107 million passengers and crew members will be screened by security officials in airports across the US
The surge in Spring Break travelers will see a three percent increase on last year, if projections hold true (pictured: students party in Miami Beach, Florida)
The TSA tracks screening operations across every major airport in the US through the use of the Airport Operations Center, allowing them to react urgently to issues and deploy appropriate resources – such as canine teams – in real-time.
‘As we enter the busy Spring Break travel period, our officers remain committed to ensuring the highest level of security for the traveling public even as passenger volume continues to increase,’ TSA spokesman David Pekoske said in a statement.
‘We’re working alongside our airport, airline and industry partners every day to improve the traveling experience and keep every traveler safe,’ the statement continued.
In a statement, the TSA said passenger safety remains their optimum concerns. To help make travelling a seamless as possible, they’ve released an online guide
Expecting a flurry of students, the TSA warn they may also be delays across the country
As a result of the surging number of Spring Break travelers, TSA officials warn passengers to expect delays at airports all over the country.
To help avoid long lines, the TSA is offering a list of tips and tricks to make passengers’ travels more enjoyable and hassle free.
The advice includes arriving early, preparing for security protocols, such as double checking for liquids and other prohibited items.