MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – As COVID-19 restrictions ease and more people get vaccinated, travel is picking up across the country. AAA Travel predicts this Memorial Day weekend, travel will be up 60 percent over last year.
This May, Dane Co. Regional Airport (MSN) is seeing roughly 1,800 travelers come through a day. In May of 2020, that number was only 200. Airport representatives say as more people start to pack their bags for the first time in months, they should expect some changes.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is rolling out new technology at airports across the country, including at MSN, with a goal of cutting down time spent in line.
A new system installed in November means passengers will not longer need to show a boarding pass in the security line, just a photo I.D.
“A lot of passengers, especially if you haven’t flown in a while, you would be used to handing your I.D. and a paper boarding pass. Then, the officer would manually…