Travel Tidbits: Firearms, Kosher meals & CPR Training

A couple of travel tidbits for you:

TSA SEPT GUN

From theTSA Blog’s Week in Review:

This past week we marked the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and, during the week, TSA officers found 31 firearms in carry-on luggage at airport checkpoints.

Of those firearms, 27 were loaded and eight had rounds chambered. Officers also found stun guns (14), some big knives, airsoft guns and assorted other items most definitely on the prohibited items list.

Keep Kosher?

Travelers seeking Kosher meals when at the airport now have a new option at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Starting the week of September 24th, Chef Allen’s 2 GO in Terminal 3 will be offering a line Kosher packaged to-go items.

CPR-Training at the airport

On Thursday, September 19, some Southwest Airlines travelers at Mineta San Jose International Airport will be able to get training – in English or Spanish – in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This is a one-time event, but if you’re interested in learning this valuable life-saving technique (which does require rescue breaths) keep in mind there’s an automated kiosk at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport where you can learn and practice on a dummy.

The kiosk was installed in July as a six-month pilot project, but the American Heart Association hopes to bring the concept to other airports.