Airports nationwide saw a spike in travel ahead of Thanksgiving, despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control not to travel this holiday season.
Security screenings at U.S. airports surpassed 2 million over the weekend, as travelers chose to ignore the CDC’s warnings to avoid traveling over the holiday.
On Saturday, just under 1 million people flew — the highest number of travelers since March, but less than half of last year’s number, MSN reports.
At Logan Airport, vending machines dispensed disposable masks, latex gloves and infrared thermometers.
“We did a COVID test. We turned out negative. We’re bringing hand sanitizers with the wipes. We are disinfecting everything,” said Estefania Krause, according to MSN News.
Other travelers say the airlines are taking precautions, so they are living their lives.
“All the airlines seem to be doing the good precautions, so we’re trying to play it safe. Just live our lives, as well,” said traveler Jon Love.