Alec Baldwin Pokes At American Airlines On SNL After Being Kicked Off Flight


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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 wrote. 

It 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. 

Words With Friends is a multi-player word game developed by Zynga With Friends. Players can take turns building words crossword puzzle style with one or more friends, or by being matched with random opponents. Its rules and point system is based on that of the board game Scrabble. Up to 20 games can be played simultaneously using push notifications to alert players when it is their turn.

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