LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — For the last 22 days, the Transportation Security Administration has screened more than one million passengers per day nationwide — the longest streak since the pandemic began — proving that people are once again ready to fly.
A traveler looks at a flight information board Jan. 25 before checking-in for an El Al flight to Israel at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)
“I have not flown in all this time,” Leticia Cardona, a traveler, said. “We’ve laid low, I didn’t want to expose them to anything, so I’m ready. At this point I’m ready.”
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But as spring break travelers hustled to try and get on overbooked flights Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, the Cardonas got stuck at the airport.
“We fly standby, so we weren’t able to get on the flight, it got booked,” Cardona said.
According to the TSA, the number of people traveling this week has reached new heights for the pandemic.
“The flights are so overbooked and everyone is traveling for spring break,” Simran Sangha, a traveler, said. “They said we could take a flight back Sunday morning.”