Alec Baldwin Pokes
At American Airlines On SNL After Being Kicked Off Flight
By Jim Douglas
December 12, 2011 - Actor Alec Baldwin did a comedy
sketch on Saturday Night Live after being kicked off an
American Airlines flight last Tuesday for getting into a
scuffle with a flight attendant over playing the game
Words With Friends.
Baldwin appeared on the show's "Weekend Update" dressed
as the pilot of the American Airlines flight issuing an
apology for having kicked Baldwin off that flight. On
Tuesday, after boarding LAX flight passengers were asked
to turn their cell phones off. Baldwin got into a heated
exchange with the flight attendant. Got out of his seat
and went to the bathroom, slamming the door.
The pilot of the flight was informed at which point the
pilot had Baldwin removed from the aircraft. Baldwin
later tweeted, "Last flight w American. Where retired
Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950's find jobs
as flight attendants."
American Airlines responded, ?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,? the airline posted on its Facebook page.
?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,? American
appears the airline is taking this as a serious matter.
It has been reported that some American Airlines
employees have called the company to remove his show "30
Rock" from the in-flight entertainment menu and block
Baldwin from taking future flights.
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