Just a couple of days after John Rich got booted off a plane, another celebrity shared similar experience for a whole different reason. On Tuesday, December 6, Alec Baldwin boarded an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles but found himself removed from the place for playing "Words with Friends".
"Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt," tweeted the 53-year-old actor afterward.He later posted, "Now on the 3 o'clock American flight. The flight attendants already look.....smarter."
The "30 Rock" star didn't stop his mocking there. "Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950's find jobs as flight attendants" and "United shud hav app onboard where u can play WWF w other passengers. American shud have app where u read the new testament w flt attendants" are some of his other Twitter rants.
Confirming Alec's removal from the flight were other passengers. Activate founder and managing director Michael J. Wolf tweeted, "On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait," while another passenger, @GrantCardOne, wrote, "#Alec Baldwin is getting kicked off of AA flight as I tweet this!... Didn't have his Capitol One Card and Abusive to attendant is what I was told by AA authority."
According to TMZ, the captain of the flight had to get involved in removing Alec after the actor "slammed" the bathroom door so loudly. The gossip site claimed that people on the plane reported that after flight attendants confronted him over his phone, the actor got up to go to the lavatory and angrily slammed the door.
A representative for Alec has addressed the removal incident, but didn't share further details. "Alec was asked to leave the flight for playing Words with Friends while parked at the gate. He loves WWF so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it, but he has already boarded another AA flight," so the rep stated.