Transcript for TSA Ready for a Record Thanksgiving Travel Holiday
We turn now to the holiday rush about to begin, record Thanksgiving travel. And tonight here, three things travelers might consider to keep track of your luggage and to save you money. Here's ABC's David Kerley. Reporter: Tonight, after the spring time debacle -- Let's see just how long. Reporter: -- Of long lines, TSA says there won't be a repeat. Even though an estimated record 22 million Americans will travel will go through a checkpoint starting tomorrow through Thanksgiving. The agency hiring 1,400 new officers. Converting 2,000 others to full-time. More canine teams. And out of this command center, close contact with airports and airlines. And you're ready now? We are. We've changed the way we operate. We're running a daily operation now that focuses specifically on screening operations hour by hour at the top 30 airports. Reporter: Since those long lines, a more than 50% increase in sign-ups for the $85 pre-check program, now with 4 million flyers. Airlines are trying to move passengers faster, too. That new bag tag from delta with the computer chip, which allows flyers to track their suitcases. And united, asking what would you give up for the lowest fare? No suecase, onto a personal item that fits under the seat? It's called basic economy. Even with the changes, the TSA does plan to surge the number of officers during the next week and a half of Thanksgiving travel.
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