Airline says Alec Baldwin was offensive

American Airlines has released a statement in response to Alec Baldwin‘s tweets about being thrown off a plane for using his cell phone.

They wrote via their Facebook page: “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.”

Meanwhile, Baldwin has shut down his Twitter account, @alecbaldwin, after his followers grew in excess of 600,000 after the incident, tweeting, “Let’s play a game called Mass Unfollowing. I want to crash this acct and start again. But, tonight at 10 PM, NY time, unfollow me.”

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  1. David • December 8, 2011 @ 9:48 AM

    Sometimes guys like him forget about reality. And stop tweeting already! It’s like a senior at a rave party – just doesn’t seem right.

  2. Gail • December 8, 2011 @ 12:40 PM

    wasn’t he in celebrity rehab??? just saying….

  3. Richard • December 8, 2011 @ 1:02 PM

    My god – just who does he think he is? I agree totally with American Airlines throwing his butt off the plane – this will set a prescedent for all others too follow – that being a “CELEBRITY”, doesn’t give you the right to get what you want. We all have to abide by the airline rules! Way to go American Airlines! Maybe next time – Mr. Baldwin, might consider taking a Greyhound or driving himself LOL

  4. Marlene • December 8, 2011 @ 1:39 PM

    Way to go American Airlines. You most certainly did the right thing. Some celebrities think they are exempt from laws and regulations and should get special treatrment. Not!!

  5. Tracy • December 8, 2011 @ 3:53 PM

    wow that must have been some slam! i have been in airline bathrooms and some of them are really hard to even shut let alone slam lol

  6. Wendy • December 8, 2011 @ 4:16 PM

    No, that was his brother in Celeb. Rehab….Alec may want to take a page from Daniel’s book and try Rehab too…Anger Management Rehab….this is the 2nd time in a few short years he’s had a public blow up…. it brings up his “rant” at his young daugher a few years back…..Hmmmmm……Nice fella…short temper!!

  7. Roger • December 8, 2011 @ 4:38 PM

    I’m not trying to justify anything a Baldwin does, but I’ve had the misfortune of flying American Airlines and they have some of the most ignorant, combative and arrogant flight attendents in the industry. Their attitude seems to be sit down, shut up, and fly with someone else next time.

  8. james stardust • December 8, 2011 @ 4:58 PM

    alex balwin–who the fuc-k do you thing you are
    –you piece of sh-it.American Airlines should have handcuffed the bastard and threwn him in jail.

  9. Meladee • December 8, 2011 @ 5:41 PM

    I think that he deserved to be kicked off the flight, but just for the record, the last time I flew with American Airlines, they were TERRIBLE!!! I have never experienced rude flight attendents like on that flight! I was trying to get twin babies on a plane, with diaper bags, and was asked to speed it up in a very rude tone. The attendent offered no help, just hovered over me and the kids as I struggled to get us in our seats. If they want to be respected by people on their flight, they should also have some respect for the people flying and paying to be on that flight. I will never fly with them again…as I’m sure Mr. Baldwin won’t either!!

  10. Stan • December 8, 2011 @ 6:31 PM

    My Lord, after reading the comments about Mr. Baldwin, didn’t he do commercials for this airline? I can’t believe anyone would back the guy. Ok the airline attendant’s are bad, what was Baldwin trying to do, match the attitude of the crew? The cell phone order is not because they don’t want you talking while taking off. “Hello” your taking off, should that cell phone or any electronic device cause a problem with the plane, there could be a far worse outcome than a few people ranting. AA Right, Baldwin Wrong. Now those who find AA attendant’s have bad manners and attitude, complain to the airline.

  11. JS • December 8, 2011 @ 6:38 PM

    Yet one more jackass the public is forced to put up with. Stop watching anything he’s in and when he runs out of money, see where he ends up then.

  12. Anonymous • December 8, 2011 @ 6:54 PM

    It’s so easy for so many to judge celebrities and people in the public’s eye. Perhaps you all should get a life. Who cares if he was a jerk? Everyone is a jerk more than once in their lives.

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