My industry, the airlines, went into freefall in March. I’m sooo lucky to be a senior puke at what may be the most solvent airline in the world: Southwest—an awesome company to career at. But we were still losing 17 million dollars a DAY as of Oct 14—numbers that are hard to grasp.It’s hard to have a feel for how passenger recovery is going numerically so I’ve discovered the TSA passenger throughput history website. What a cool feature! It compare the same day of the week to last year and reports the total number of passengers screened. TSA gets a lot of hate so lets give them some kudos for this.
Plus, they use a format that makes converting to spreadsheet brainless. So I did. The chart above is a screenshot of the graph that’s on the spreadsheet. Here is the actual spreadsheet.