A flight radar animation from Flightradar24 shows Thanksgiving-eve air traffic over North America, including the continental United States and parts of Canada and Mexico, between 6 am and 2 pm EST on Wednesday, November 25.
As Thanksgiving approached, warnings against holiday travel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appeared to have been heeded. Passenger throughput figures from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for November 24, published on November 25, showed a steep decline in pre-holiday air travel compared to 2019.
According to the TSA, passenger throughput totaled 912,090 on November 24, 2020, as opposed to 2,435,170 on the same day in 2019.
An animation from Flightradar24 shows flights over the US on November 25, from 6 am to 2 pm EST.
The TSA had not yet published their passenger throughput figures for November 25 at the time of writing. Credit: Flightradar24 via Storyful