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Depardieu pissed on flight

Gerard Depardieu, French cinema’s ageing enfant terrible was causing controversy once again, while allegedly drunk on a flight from Paris to Dublin. With the seat belt sign on for take-off and the lavatories closed, the 62-year-old was heard to call out by a fellow passenger named Danièle: “Je veux pisser, je veux pisser” (I need […]

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Stelios creates uneasiness on board

Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has been making things very uneasy for executives at the airline he founded by calling for a shareholders’ meeting to vote on the removal of Easyjet deputy chairman Sir David Michels.    Michels, who is the airline’s senior independent director, is to step down anyway at the end of 2011, but EasyGroup is […]

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Stansted Wars: Episode VI – Return of O’Leary

A press release from Ryanair inviting journalists to hear about “future legal actions by Ryanair” on 27 July in London turned out to be about the legal challenge by the airline against perceived overcharging by BAA at Stansted Airport. Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary played to the crowd, mixing ebullient charm with carefully aimed snipes […]

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Will and Kate decline BA compensation

Despite the disappointment that must have arisen from missingThe Tourist starringAngelina Jolie or the cartoon, Gnomeo andJuliet, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge declined the compensationoffered by British Airways when in-flight entertainment onboard their flight failed. The couple had been returning to the UK from a 10-hour flight from Los Angeles after their tour of Canada and California.BA offered the affected […]

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