**FILE PHOTO** Courtesy of tsa.gov
**FILE PHOTO** Courtesy of tsa.gov

The Transportation Security Administration said it screened more than 1.62 million people at U.S. airports Sunday, a record high since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The new mark is nearly 10 times larger than the same day in 2020, when the pandemic was taking a firm grip on the nation, CNN reported.

Delta Airlines took out their block on middle seats beginning Saturday, the last airline to do so, CNN reported. American Airlines said it was bringing all of its airplanes in pandemic storage back into usage by last Friday.

TSA data has recorded more than a million screenings per day for more than seven weeks straight, CNN reported.

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