Despite the CDC's recommendations not to travel or convene for the holiday, the airlines got a boost as the Transportation Security Administration set a new pandemic record Sunday for the number of
travelers (1.2 million) who passed through U.S. airport checkpoints, according to USA Today
. More than 1 million travelers also passed through checkpoints Friday, Sunday and Wednesday before
Thanksgiving. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the TSA has hit that milestone only one other time, Oct. 18.
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