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TSA at Logan Airport sets a record for passenger throughput

Local Press Release
Friday, April 19, 2019

BOSTON – The Transportation Security Administration at Boston Logan International Airport set a record for the most passengers who went through the security screening process in a single day when 77,451 passengers passed through the checkpoints and onto their departing gates on Friday, April 12.

The previous record was set last year, on April 13, 2018, when 75,760 passengers were screened at the Logan Airport security checkpoints.

With the Passover and Easter holidays both starting this weekend, this week has also been a busy one at the airport. TSA officials anticipate that a large volume of passengers will continue into the spring and summer. With that in mind, travelers should plan to arrive at the airport two hours before their flight. It is also recommended that individuals consider enrolling in TSA Pre✓® to expedite their checkpoint experience. To enroll in the program, travelers should start the process by visiting the TSA Pre✓® web page to make an appointment.

Passengers should also focus on the items that they are packing to ensure they have no prohibited items with them. Travelers with questions about whether an item should be packed in a carry-on bag, checked bag, either or neither, can reach out to TSA in several ways:

  • Visit the “What can I bring?” page to search for an item.
  • Use social media. Tweet your question to @AskTSA or reach out via Facebook Messenger.
  • Download the free MyTSA app and use the “What can I bring” feature.
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