Air travel on the rise as TSA hits first record high in months

The TSA screened the most passengers since the pandemic began this past weekend and the CDC has new guidelines about traveling with facial coverings.
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for that economic relief, a sign this morning that air travel is on the rise. The TSA screening the most passengers since the pandemic began on Sunday as the CDC issues new guidelines about traveling with a mask. Gio Benitez is at Laguardia airport in New York with more on all this. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, Amy, good morning. Air travel really hit a new milestone in weekend. This is especially encouraging for airline workers who are struggling so much. Take a look. The TSA reporting more than 1 million people went through airport security checkpoints Sunday, the first time since the start of the pandemic. Air travel is still down, about 60% compared to last year, but it is a huge jump from a low of just 87,000 people back in April. The TSA also says it screened more than 6 million people over the last week. That is the highest weekly number since March, Amy. And, gio, with more people traveling now we're also hearing about that new guidance now from the CDC. Reporter: Yeah, that's right. The CDC is now joining airlines in strongly recommending masks on public transportation for all travelers two years and up talking about bus, trains and, of course, planes. Now, here's what the CDC is saying, transmission of the virus through travelers has led to and continues to lead to interstate and international spread of the virus, which causes covid-19. The CDC says masks will help protect Americans and they'll give people the confidence to start traveling again and traveling again safely. Amy. Yes, wear your masks. Can't say it enough.

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