November 30, 2020 -- Millions of Americans traveled through airports for Thanksgiving weekend, logging the highest numbers since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared mid-March, according to checkpoint numbers reported by the Transportation Security Administration.

Almost 1.18 million people traveled Sunday, which marked the highest day since COVID-19 pandemic restrictions began. The second-highest day was November 25, the day before the holiday, with almost 1.07 million traveling.

Numbers dropped to half a million on Thanksgiving and jumped up again after that, hitting nearly 1 million on Saturday as travelers returned home.

Additionally, AAA had estimated that despite CDC warnings to stay home, 50 million Americans would hit the roads over the holidays, a decrease of just 10 percent from previous years.

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