Everybody thought it was so cute that Alec Baldwin got kicked off a plane for playing Words with Friends. It was like the big LOLZZ in the hipster community, yeah I’m talking to you buzzfeed.
Anyway, the details are coming out and Alec looks pretty bad. Not only did he already thrown an online tantrum by deleting his twitter and robbing the world of his drunken late night musings, but here’s the official quote from American Airlines:
“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.”
What a jerk. If I have to stop playing Angry Birds, you have to stop playing WWF. I bet you he cheats at it too.
Can you believe he expected some sort of special treatment? – We can.