WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) – Ready for a Fourth of July getaway? You might want to leave plenty of extra time for getting through airport security.

The Transportation Security Administration says it’s possible that Friday, June 29 “will set a new record for the busiest single day ever.” The TSA projects it will screen about 2.7 million passengers and crew on Friday.

The all-time record for TSA screenings is Nov. 28, 2004, which was a Sunday after Thanksgiving. The TSA screened 2,713,864 passengers and crew that day.

Beyond Friday, TSA projects that we’re entering what will be an incredibly busy travel period. The agency says officers expect to screen 28.3 million passengers and crew from June 28 through July 9.

A spokesman for the TSA said the agency makes projections based on airline ticket sales.

The TSA is urging flyers to make sure they know the rules about what they can carry on the plane, and says passengers should leave the Fourth of July fireworks at home.

Comments (32)
  1. I think I’ve been on one round-trip commercial flight since the TSA’s inception. Hard to drive to that Caribbean resort. Wonder how high the numbers would be if the sexual-assault lottery at the airport weren’t such a deterrent.

  2. TSA is nothing more than a Bush administration jobs program for the chronically unemployed. To hell with them!

  3. Airport security needs to be privatized

  4. adozengifts says:

    Hands will be working overtime groping, feeling, grabbing, pulling, the masses, like sheep, accept it..

  5. Destruction of C-Paps is a TSA specialty. Assault leaving bruises and sometime cuts is pretty high on their list of things to do. Refusing to admit fault and destruction of camera evidence is common. Worst mistake congress ever made!

  6. As long as you dont mind being penetrated in the anus… the TSA is great!

  7. Mark Mach says:

    I think there should be flights for those of us who are not scared to death of terrorists. If you are scared, go stand in a line for these gropers. But remember they STILL can’t guarantee a terrorless flight.

  8. Asian countries for Asians.

    Black countries for Blacks.

    but White countries for everybody?

    That’s genocide.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for Anti-White

  9. Robert Quinn says:

    Can’t wait for government healthcare. You know……….the free stuff.

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