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Friday is expected to be the busiest day of the year: TSA



The Friday before July 4th means Americans are looking forward to three things: fireworks, barbecue and of course red, white and blue.

One thing they may not know is the number of people flying around the US to attend these holiday celebrations.

Despite travel chaos during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Transportation Security Administration says Friday could be the busiest travel day of the year.

On Friday alone, the agency expected 2718,000 passengers, 100,000 more than on Sunday after the last Thanksgiving.

Airlines prepare for packed flights.

"People think Super Bowl is Thanksgiving, but our Super Bowl is summer," said Dave Holtz, Senior Vice President of Delta Airlines Operations and Customer Care. "It's the summer we're worried about. It's 90 days of chaos. "

  PHOTO: A Transportation Security Administration Officer stands in the pre-check area at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, August 19, 2015. Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg on Getty Images FILE
A Transportation Security Administrator is standing in the pre-check area at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., August 19, 2015.

And while the end of this week may be one of the busiest, almost every Friday this summer will be just as busy for air travelers, officials said.

Every summer, airlines expect 2.7 million passengers, compared to 2.5 million last summer, according to the airline Airlines for America.

To support the high number of passengers this weekend, Delta is using a new laser technology that helps pilots park their aircraft as they approach the gate.

In addition, Orlando International Airport will be the first US airport to use the "biometric exit". A US Customs and Border Patrol and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority have announced they will change the passenger experience for arriving and departing passengers.

For those planning to be in the air on this busy weekend, TSA says driving with firecrackers or other explosive devices is prohibited, even in abandoned bags.

ABC News & nbsp; Nathan Luna and Whitney Lloyd contributed to this story.


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