The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) are preparing for additional travelers ahead of Labor Day weekend.
Since Memorial Day, TSA has screened an average of more than 2.4 million people per day at more than 430 airports nationwide. The Memorial Day and Fourth of July holiday weekends set records for the number of people screened and Labor Day is shaping up to be busy as well. Across the country, TSA expects to screen 14.25 million passengers and crew between Friday, September 1, 2023, and Wednesday, September 6, 2023, which is an 11% increase over last year.
To help with the efficiency of the screening operation, travelers may see the agency’s explosive detection canines working to expedite the screening of standard passengers. TSA will supplement the workforce with TSA officers from the agency’s National Deployment Force.