That fell short of the record 92,421 passengers on the Friday before the Fourth of July this year.
For the year-to-date, passenger counts through security at the world's busiest airport are still up more than 5 percent year-over-year.
Over the winter holidays, traffic is sometimes spread across more days, creating a busy period overall but less congestion on any one particular day. Business travel also declines significantly over Thanksgiving and Christmas.
TSA spokesman Mark Howell said the positive outcome of the less-than-record traffic was that wait times were more manageable.
He said the longest wait time at Hartsfield-Jackson over the Thanksgiving period was 25 minutes at the international terminal, and most passengers waited less than 15 minutes.
Delta Air Lines said it flew more than 2.35 million customers over the Thanksgiving period from Wednesday to Sunday, and operated without any flight cancellations.
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