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Travelers check in for Southwest Airlines flights at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday, March 11. (Photo: Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY)

Travelers who haven’t flown since the began are in for a surprise if they’re expecting empty airports and planes when they return.

Passengers packed planes during the and  despite advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionto avoid travel and are now doing so in greater numbers for .

The latest evidence arrived Saturday from the Transportation Security Administration. The agency said it screened 1,357,111 passengers on Friday, on top of 1,284,271 on Thursday as travelers headed out on vacations. With more than half the month to go, March is shaping up to be

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