February 06, 2018 12:16 AM
It's been a record-setting Monday after the Super Bowl for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
As of 3 p.m., more than 50,000 departing passengers had already been screened, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
That surpasses the previous single-day high of more than 47,000 passengers, set last spring.
The TSA tweeted late Monday that agents screened 60,455 travelers.
While the lines were long, most passengers who spoke with KSTP said they've been moving quickly.
"No matter where you go, there's people everywhere directing you and things like that. Fantastic," said John Bonacci, a New England Patriots fan headed back to Massachusetts.
The TSA said when Monday is all said and done, they expect about 62,000 passengers total will pass through MSP, less than previous estimates of up to 70,000 but still far more than the previous record.
The TSA also reports that between Sunday night and Tuesday evening, officials expect their officers to have collectively worked more than 17,000 hours in order to make things run smoothly.
Believe it or not, even rival fans seemed to be getting along the day after the big game. As New England Patriots fan Paul Gemelli said of Philadelphia Eagles fan Dan Popkin, "I wish him well. He's got four more wins to catch up to me, but they deserved it."
Updated: February 06, 2018 12:16 AM
Created: February 05, 2018 05:45 PM
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