Record Number Of Air Travelers Take To The Skies Friday

June 29, 2018 - 6:56 pm

NEW YORK (1010WINS) -- Heading to the airport Friday ahead of the 4th of July?

Well, you're not alone -- you really aren't.

The TSA projects that 2.7 million Americans on Friday will pass through security checkpoints, setting a new record for June 29. According to LaGuardia Airport, an estimated 138,356 passengers will head there today. At JFK Airport, that figure is expected to be 193,977 passengers. And Newark Airport says it's expecting 141,590 passengers today.

Although the nation's airports will be busy, the majority of travelers will be hitting the road. According to AAA, the number of traveling motorists will be 50 million, the high number on record in 18 years.

In fact, according to Bank of America, five times as many customers last year spent their travel money on gas instead of airline tickets.