LAX sees record 2021 travel crowd ahead of Memorial Day

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Los Angeles International Airport set a new 2021 record on Friday, with more than 78,000 travelers passing through Transportation Security Administration checks ahead of Memorial Day, airport officials said.

Airports across the country were expected to be much busier this holiday weekend than during 2020. LAX officials are reminding holiday travelers to arrive two hours early and plan for parking.

More than 37 million people were expected to travel from May 27 through May 31, a 60% increase from last year’s record-low of 23 million travelers, according to data from the American Automobile Association.

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