The internet is a flutter with the latest adventures with Alec Baldwin. This time, he was enjoying the cellphone game Words With Friends a little too much while on a boarded plane. His divo antics didn’t fly—Baldwin was booted off the plane.
After being removed from the flight, Baldwin tweeted: “flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing Words With Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving.” He further insulted the AA flight attendants with the tweet “Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950’s find jobs as flight attendants.” (I’m sorry, that’s hilarious.)
After American Airlines was very diplomatic in not issuing a comment, they decided enough was enough and gave their full side of the story. TMZ reported AA’s comment:
“Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter as well as the FAA regulations which American, and all airlines, must enforce. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be used while the aircraft is at the gate and the door is open for boarding.”
“When the door is closed for departure and the seat belt light is turned on, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off for taxi-out and take-off.”
“This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time. The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked.”
“They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding.”
The Hollywood Reporter reported that less than 24 hours after the incident, Alec Baldwin deactivated his twitter account.
No more fun!
Watch his walk of shame: