Travelers who haven’t flown since the coronavirus pandemic began are in for a surprise if they’re expecting empty airports and planes when they return.

Passengers packed planes during the Thanksgiving and year-end holiday rushes despite advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid travel and are now doing so in greater numbers for spring break.

The latest evidence arrived over the weekend from the Transportation Security Administration, which saw 1-million-plus travelers pass through its checkpoints on four days in a row as travelers headed out on vacations:


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