Do American airline passengers slowly begin to return to flight?
The Travel Safety Administration's count has now surpassed 100,000 over four consecutive days, the first time since April 3 to April 6.
Sunday's census was 128,875, the TSA said Monday. That's the largest number since April 3, when the count was 129,764.
Thursday's count was 111,627. It has been higher every day since then.
On Sunday, flight writer Joe Brancatelli wrote on his Twitter account that the numbers were beginning to improve. I believe we have made it from the bottom, "Brancatelli wrote. "100K, give or take, seems to be the cheapest flight in the United States."
TSA counting is widely regarded as a reliable indicator of air travel, but in addition passengers, it includes airline staff and airport staff who convey security.
The TSA also offers daily comparisons and the number of security clearances a year ago. That number was 2.5 million by April 26, 2019. As of April 2019, the number was between 1.9 million and 2.6 million, rarely less than 2 million.
American Airlines based in Phoenix
For example, the 2625 U.S. flight from Dallas to Los Angeles Sunday is booked for 178 seats, out of the 181 seats available. The next Tuesday flight from Phoenix to Dallas, with 192 seats, is now 88%, she said.
"There is a need for a kind of law on the total number of passengers allowed on the plane," said a flight assistant, a member of the Aviation Coordinator.
APFA flight attendants and the Association of Aviation Participants publicly say that airlines should resist the urge to fill airplanes, given the coronavirus problem. AFA said the spare time passengers should not fly.
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