‘He was extremely rude and called the crew inappropriate names’: American Airlines on why 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin was kicked off flight The 53-year-old deactivates Twitter account after drama Actor Alec Baldwin was ‘extremely rude to the crew’ and called them ‘inappropriate names’ on a flight out of Los Angeles yesterday – and it led to him being kicked off the plane. American Airlines said in a statement issued on its Facebook page today that it would provide the facts of the matter after ‘an extremely vocal customer’ publicly identified himself.
Pictured: 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin at LAX airport, moments after being thrown off American Airlines flight for ‘playing iPhone game’ Baldwin is obsessed with an iPhone app game called Words With Friends Gamer: Baldwin was playing iPhone app game Words With Friends. The 53-year-old refused to to turn off his phone at the appropriate time, then stood up, took his phone into the toilet and slammed the door, according to the airline. He was pictured at LAX looking agitated after being removed from the plane. The statement reads: ‘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.’ Re-issued: Baldwin is seen at an American Airlines counter getting another flight Success! Baldwin leaves the counter with a new ticket firmly in his hands Not happy: Baldwin’s demeanour could only be described as annoyed American Airlines said phones must be turned off for taxiing and takeoff. The 30 Rock star’s Twitter account has been deactivated today, but in earlier tweets he criticised the airline and vowed never to fly with them again. ‘Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving,’ he wrote along with the hashtag, ‘#nowonderamericaairisbankrupt’ Baldwin then updated his flight status, writing: ‘Now on the 3 o’clock American flight. The flight attendants already look…..smarter.’ He later tweeted that he was finally on his way, with a dash of satirical humour.
Finally home: The actor was later seen arriving at JFK airport after the ordeal On his way: Baldwin tweeted to his fans that he was finally on his way, with a dash of satirical humour Flight status: Earlier Baldwin updated his flight status informing that he had been re-booked on another flight Flight status: Earlier Baldwin updated his flight status informing that he had been re-booked on another flight ‘#theresalwaysunited Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950’s find jobs as flight attendants,’ he wrote. The actor was finally arrived at JFK in the evening, after what had this time appeared to be a drama-free trip home. Whispers of Baldwin’s America Airlines began yesterday when Michael J. Wolf, Founder and Managing Director at www.activate.com, tweeted:’On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait’ His side of the story: Alec tweeted his response after the incident exploded on the Twitterverse Reamed: Alec was ‘reamed’ off a flight today, but made a 3pm departure with the same airline.
Another Twitter user wrote: ‘Alec Baldwin should never be allowed to fly quite frankly. His liberal politics represent a clear and present danger to the U.S.’ Before another added: ‘I was on the plane and yes Alec Baldwin was kicked off for grabbing 2 bags of peanuts and that is clearly an FAA violation. He may do time.’ Baldwin has allowed his temper get the better of him in the past. In 2007, he horrendously left a voice mail for his young daughter calling her a ‘rude, thoughtless little pig.’ He later apologised and wrote a book inspired by the incident. Career high: Baldwin is riding high with his career thanks to his starring role in 30 Rock Crosswords: Alec, here on the set of 30 Rock in New York last week, is also an avid fan of crosswords
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He can afford his own private plane and any number of private airstrips around the USA or world. I can’t understand why he should fly a public line at all to begin with. He could also invite ‘guest passengers’ to avoid the TSA and eventually who knows set up his airline where the stewardesses or stewards are masochists that do enjoy getting insulted and called names, maybe slapped or beat around a little as well (Slap, pummel or punch with that FREE drink or FREE tidbit? – see below Article 1.5 for employee potential . . . ), where ‘playing iPhone games’ is ALLOWED. WTF thrown off for iPhone games?!?
Whats this, the Soviet Cold War Era Airline? “Put handphone/iPod down or horse ride you!” People with the money – they are not making the most of it.
As for : “The 30 Rock star’s Twitter account has been deactivated today, but in earlier tweets he criticised the airline and vowed never to fly with them again.”
Alec can set up a Twitter of his own for all people who have had their Twitter deactivated as well. Short of the violent and obviously uncivilised option, you can’t be beaten if you try, and this guy sure as hell can afford it. Alec’s 40 million personal asset can set up a major city to major city airline (i.e. NY, LA, Miami, Ottawa, Mexico City, Berlin, Moscow, New Delhi, Beijing for a start.) Call it “REAL AMERICAN” airlines.
And this could be a non-profit or barely there profit outfit. You can see how wealthy the airline bosses and top shareholders are, Alec could destroy the airline business on his own with his private and humanely cheap airline if he put his mind to it. Then the article goes ” Success! Baldwin leaves the counter with a new ticket firmly in his hands “.
Whats the big deal about getting a ticket? Success?!? No frills, no paperwork. Bring your own food and water. End of story. There’s success. Not all this glorified slick uniformed b.s. and aggravation, tiny sniping taxes for even what should be free like refreshments and tidbits, or supercilious attitudes. Park your car on the parking fee free dirt clearing (who needs tar?), pay the bouncer, get on the plane by X-hours and leave when the plane lands at X-destination.
We don’t need a big production, we need to get from city to city. Barebones Air gets you there.
Rampage Jackson Grants Fan Request — Yes, I’ll SLAP You in the FACE!!!
UFC face pummeler Rampage Jackson got one crazy request from a ballsy fan last night — dude wanted to get SLAPPED IN THE FACE … and Rampage obliged. Rampage was leaving Greystone Manor nightclub in L.A. … when a fan with a pain fetish approached Jackson and asked to be cracked in the mouth. Never one to deny a fan … Jackson bestowed the 5-finger honor across the fan’s jaw — and the fan couldn’t have been HAPPIER! You gotta check out his reaction … hilarious.
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Spanka-claus has an apprentice . . . and this one is not white. Maybe another 1 billion more properly directed ones for ‘all them flayins’.