The return to a pre-pandemic normal in the U.S. is gaining speed.

The New York City subway hit its highest daily ridership since March 13, 2020, with some 2.2 million riders last Friday. More than 1.7 million people traveled through the nation’s airports on Sunday, the most since the start of the pandemic.

The San Francisco Symphony held its first in-person performance in more than a year, and the Kansas City Symphony plans to return later this month to its concert hall. On Monday, some restaurants in the U.S. hit a milestone, according to data from OpenTable. Seated diners at reopened restaurants on the reservation platform’s network reached 100% of 2019 levels.


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