Alec Baldwin was kicked off of an American Airlines flight today from LA for playing Words with Friends on his iPad. Shortly after he got the boot he Tweeted what happened by saying, “Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt”. He didn’t stop there he then went on a rant by saying, “But, oddly, 30 Rock plays inflight on American. #theresalwaysunited” and “Now on the 3 o’clock American flight. The flight attendants already look…..smarter.#theresalwaysunited Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950′s find jobs as flight attendants.” Why are the older flight attendants more stringent than the younger ones? I noticed that on the flights I have taken.
Now back to the 30 Rock star, what was the word he was playing when he got reamed a new one? He said, “Now, as I was kicked off this flight, the word I was playing was UNITED” Personally I think he should try JetBlue next time because they are a much more lax airline with nicer stewards and stewardesses!
Now we know his side, what is the other side? According to The NY Daily News, a source says he was ejected after not turning off his iPad and then getting up insisting for the name of the stewardess. They added that the confrontation was loud enough to get the captain out of the cockpit and it was actually the big guy on the plane that called for him to be taken off the plane.
Since Alec took his case to Twitter, so did American Airlines that Tweeted this to him, “@AlecBaldwin Mr. Baldwin, we are looking into this. Please DM us contact information.” No word he DMed them, but it could be because he is on a AA flight to NY as I type this.
BTW anyone else think that Kevin Smith and him should do a movie about a horrible trip and trying to get home after getting booted off of a plane? I would pay to see it.