What we’re reading: Passenger banned from Delta, best ice cream not in a shop, Chicago airports to get slot machines


Passenger’s actions on flight diverted to Memphis land lifetime ban from Delta

When his flight from Dallas to Atlanta got delayed, Bryan Sisco did what some of his fellow passengers did: go to an airport bar. Only this time, it landed him in jail.

Sisco decided to ride out the delay in a bar after already downing a few beers on his way to the airport, according to the police report.

It ended in handcuffs, a three-day stint in the Shelby County Jail, being stripped “buck naked” twice and a lifetime ban from Delta Air Lines for Bryan Sisco, 40.

In between is the odd story of a flight diverted to Memphis last Friday after Sisco bragged to a young woman that he had a gas canister that could put everyone onboard to sleep.

Best ice cream in America not just from a shop

Laurel Miller give us a roundup of her favorite “ice cream shops, farmers market stands, food trucks, and carts.”

If your travel plans include a visit to one of these cities, be sure to drop by for a dairy or non-dairy fix; most of these places do offer sorbet, or coconut milk or soy substitutes. Some also sell via mail order and at other retail outlets; check each site for details.

House OKs Chicago casino, slots at O’Hare, Midway

Illinois’ House of Representatives has approved a gambling package.

[The bill ihncludes] provisions for a land-based casino in Chicago or a riverboat gambling palace on Lake Michigan, four more casinos around the state, and slot machines at racetracks and Chicago’s two airports.