Alec Baldwin kicked off plane for playing “Words with Friends”
Alec Baldwin was removed from his American Airlines (AA) flight from Los Angeles International Airport to New York when he refused to turn off his cell-phone and continued playing the very popular game “Words with Friends.”
After being kicked off Baldwin decided to publicly vent about the situation by furiously tweeting. AA at first declined to comment on the situation saying that they needed to respect the privacy of their customer. However, since Baldwin vocalized the situation and identified himself as being removed from the flight that took place on Dec. 6, AA decided to provide the actual facts of the situation.
American Airlines statement confirmed that Alec Baldwin was “extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language.”
“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 and removed the passenger.”
According to E!, Baldwin was eventually booked on a later flight, but he mocked American Airlines flight attendants on Twitter saying that this is “where Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950’s find jobs as flight attendants.” Baldwin stated that said he would never fly American again.
In light of the situation Words with Friends released a screen grab of the game with the message, “LetAlecPlay.” He also deactivated his twitter account this morning as he received numerous hater tweets and is focusing on his show “30 Rock.”
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