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Getting through airport security is enough of a hassle on its own; doing it during peak travel season can be unbearable both for passengers and security personnel. More importantly, however, fewer people at the airport means better security. Security agents have fewer people to worry about so they can pay more attention to what people are wearing, what they have in their bags, and any suspicious behavior. Hotels and big venues are also safer with fewer people in case of a fire hazard or other situation in which a big crowd may need to make a quick getaway.