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KOAA Poll: Are you comfortable flying in a plane during COVID-19 pandemic?

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Posted at 9:12 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 09:08:59-04

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says it screened more than 1 million passengers Sunday, the highest number of travelers screened at the agency's checkpoints since March 17, around the time the pandemic hit the U.S.

Are you comfortable flying in a plane during the COVID-19 pandemic? Voting has closed for this poll — here are the results:

  • 50% - 67 votes- voted for yes
  • 50% - 68 votes - voted for no

Watch for another poll this Tuesday afternoon that we will follow and review starting at News5 at 4 p.m.

The weekly volume of screenings was also the highest it’s been since the onslaught of the coronavirus, with about 6.1 million passengers screened nationwide last week.

The number of fliers remains well below pre-pandemic levels, but TSA says the 1 million single-day passenger volume is a noteworthy development that follows significant TSA checkpoint modifications in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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