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Known for its brash marketing approach – it refers to its aircraft as flying buses and once suggested offering standing-room-only tickets — the aggressive Irish-based, low-cost airline was clearly flushed with delight at reports that an apparently inebriated and overloaded Depardieu had flooded the galley floor of a City Jet Paris-Dublin flight.
The incident occurred because, in line with flight safety regulations, staff on the AF 5010 which was carrying 127 passengers, declined to let him use the toilets in the minutes before takeoff. Bursting to go, Depardieu was said by one account, to have headed into the galley with a plastic bottle, where he proceeded to miss his target.
The Air France low-cost subsidiary made light of the matter in this tweet even though the incident meant the plane which aborted takeoff and returned to the terminal was delayed two hours for a mop-up.