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Alec Baldwin kicked off American Airlines flight in L.A.
The New Yoork Daily News ^ | 12-06-11 | Nancy Dillon, Katie Nelson & Frank Digiacomo

Posted on 12/06/2011 3:37:30 PM PST by Lazlo in PA

Alec Baldwin was booted from an American Airlines flight Tuesday after some turbulence with a flight attendant.

“Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving,” the actor said in a Twitter message after the incident.

The “30 Rock” star added a hashtag saying it was “no wonder” the airline recently declared bankruptcy.

“But, oddly, 30 Rock plays in-flight on American,” he said in a later tweet, this time promoting competing airline United with the hashtag “#theresalwaysunited.”

The cabin confrontation started when a flight staffer scolded Baldwin for playing the addictive Scrabble-like game on his iPad while the airplane was still at the gate, not moving, a source familiar with the situation told the Daily News.

He later demanded the flight attendant’s name, and the conflict escalated, the source said.

The actor, 53, was being rebooked on a later American Airlines flight after his removal, Baldwin tweeted.

Word of the ejection spread at supersonic speed as other passengers posted on Twitter, apparently committing the same offense as Baldwin.

“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,” tweeted Michael J. Wolfe, a former president at MTV.

Grant Cardone, an LA-based sales expert and author, was at LAX when airline employees told one another about the heave-ho.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alecbaldwin; americanairlines; pompousassalert
I am sure all the other passengers where happy to return to the gate because of this man of the people.
1 posted on 12/06/2011 3:37:38 PM PST by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Don’t you know who I am?”


2 posted on 12/06/2011 3:39:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Hopefully it was mid-flight.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 3:41:11 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Lazlo in PA

I wonder if he played the Do-You-Know-Who-I-Am card...


4 posted on 12/06/2011 3:41:23 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't mind you hitting me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“No, but I know WHAT you are.”


5 posted on 12/06/2011 3:42:40 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: Lazlo in PA

If a..holes could fly, Hollywood would be an airport.


6 posted on 12/06/2011 3:45:17 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Lazlo in PA

Rules are for the little people.


7 posted on 12/06/2011 3:45:28 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Maybe he should start making commercials for Preparation H.
“Do you have a pain your Alec Baldwin? Try Preparation H!”


8 posted on 12/06/2011 3:46:12 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hilarious


9 posted on 12/06/2011 3:49:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I wonder if he called the flight attendant a pig like he did his daughter.


10 posted on 12/06/2011 3:52:38 PM PST by Mountain Mary (One Nation Under God...There I said it.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

11 posted on 12/06/2011 3:53:08 PM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Lazlo in PA

He obviously fought with the attendant over something minor. They didn’t throw him off for playing the game. He’s always been “volatile”.


12 posted on 12/06/2011 3:54:12 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Lazlo in PA

YOU ARW WOLTHRESS AREC BARDWIN!


13 posted on 12/06/2011 3:54:41 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: Lazlo in PA

“The non-stop to France is at Gate B.”


14 posted on 12/06/2011 3:55:04 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I’d chip in a dollar for a one-way for him.


15 posted on 12/06/2011 3:57:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Simple: When departing, if the door of the plane is closed, and you are not in the air above 10K; all electronics are off.

Alec as in A-hole.

Smart Alec.

First Class A-hole.


16 posted on 12/06/2011 3:58:08 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’ve never heard anything positive about this man’s character. People won’t even lie about him.


17 posted on 12/06/2011 4:01:16 PM PST by Spok (Who Is Samuel Zemurray?)
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To: Lazlo in PA

They shoulda thrown him under the bus.


18 posted on 12/06/2011 4:01:47 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Mountain Mary

I’m still laughing!!!


19 posted on 12/06/2011 4:02:41 PM PST by FES0844
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To: Lazlo in PA
scolded Baldwin for playing the addictive Scrabble-like game on his iPad while the airplane was still at the gate, ....“On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane We had to go back to the gate

Ummm...were they at the gate or not?

20 posted on 12/06/2011 4:04:57 PM PST by Mr. Bird
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To: Lazlo in PA

Did he tweet whether or not she was a member of the Tea Party?


21 posted on 12/06/2011 4:06:05 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Baldwin is a POS PUNK!!!


22 posted on 12/06/2011 4:08:23 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Williams
He's a small and petty man.

If he's not screaming at his ex wife and daughter he's yelling at a Starbuck’s barista or a flight attendant.

23 posted on 12/06/2011 4:11:21 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

As you pull away from the gate...and sometimes before, the flight crew clearly tells you to turn off all electronic devices. Computers, iPads, other tablets, cell phones, etc.

My guess is Baldwin continued playing after the announcement was made.

Later, he escalated the arguement to the point of having to be booted off the plane. No telling what all he had to say or how abusive he got.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 4:14:03 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Lazlo in PA

too bad he wasn’t fulfilling his promise to leave the country back in 2004 when GWB was re-elected.


25 posted on 12/06/2011 4:20:56 PM PST by sappy
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To: Ann Archy

Cut up my Capitol One card when he became spokesman and paid off the balance. Don’t care if it hurt my FICO score. They’ve been sending me a notice a week asking me to come back. Finally called their 800 number and told them that as long as that troll Baldwin is their spokesman, I won’t be back and also told them that I must not be their kind of customer being one of those right-wing morons that Baldwin tweets about all the time.


26 posted on 12/06/2011 4:24:24 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Ann Archy

Cut up my Capitol One card when he became spokesman and paid off the balance. Don’t care if it hurt my FICO score. They’ve been sending me a notice a week asking me to come back. Finally called their 800 number and told them that as long as that troll Baldwin is their spokesman, I won’t be back and also told them that I must not be their kind of customer being one of those right-wing morons that Baldwin tweets about all the time.


27 posted on 12/06/2011 4:24:48 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Right Cal Gal
Good for you!!!! MORE people should do that!!! IF I had a Capitol One card, I would have done the same thing...PROMTO!!

I didn't buy a Toyota, I think it was, because they were going to use Mike TYSON as a SPOKESMAN!!!!

28 posted on 12/06/2011 4:28:25 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: cicero2k
Simple: When departing, if the door of the plane is closed, and you are not in the air above 10K; all electronics are off.

There are exceptions, but they are clearly announced.

I've waited in a "ground hold" for as long as a couple of hours. We pushed back from the gate (so they could use the gate for other flights), then parked on a taxiway near the runway. The captain announced his plan, and everyone was allowed to use cellphones, laptops, etc. until we were cleared for departure.

The destination airport was backed up due to weather. The FAA instituted the procedure back in the 80's to avoid wasting fuel in a holding pattern.

With the new rules about delays, I don't know if the airlines do this any longer. There's a risk of getting fined, so they may just cancel the flight instead.

29 posted on 12/06/2011 4:28:40 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: justlurking

There are more details to the story from TMZ

http://www.tmz.com/2011/12/06/alec-baldwin-american-airlines-throw-off-words-with-friends/#.Tt6xrmC0yCQ


30 posted on 12/06/2011 4:32:11 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Tina Fey could take Baldwin in two out of three falls.


31 posted on 12/06/2011 4:36:30 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

bookmark


32 posted on 12/06/2011 4:36:41 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

They should probably explain to Alec, that there is only one approved place to play with your electronic gadgets before take-off.

I believe it’s standing in front of the left engine.


33 posted on 12/06/2011 4:37:41 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: Lazlo in PA
“Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving,” the actor said "

Most of us know that Baldwin is both an actor and a moron, but I repeat myself.

He may play a pilot while acting, but he's still an idiot. Almost as big an idiot as the loser who wrote the report.

Baldwin did NOT get reamed for playing a game; he was reamed for using an electronic device after being told to turn all such devices off.

I may share the idiot's belief that most electronic devices have no effect on aircraft instruments, but until conclusive and authoritative proof is established that they have no effect, most rational and sane people will comply with the requirement.

Arrogant SOBs should take note.

34 posted on 12/06/2011 4:50:14 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Just the other day, Obama supporter Harvey Weinstein was on O’Reilly and he said that Alec Baldwin would make a good President.

Why do we have to put up with these people?


35 posted on 12/06/2011 5:06:24 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: cicero2k

Along with the names for him which you used; which were quite fitting, I think. I’d like to add one: Richard Cranium.....and the nickname for that is Dick Head!


36 posted on 12/06/2011 5:15:00 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Lazlo in PA
But...but...I thought from the TV ad that "he'd played a pilot before" !

Cheers!

37 posted on 12/06/2011 5:16:43 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

#alecbaldwinisaschmuck


38 posted on 12/06/2011 5:26:23 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Publius6961
If this retarded actor flew in a private jet like he's entitled to, he could do whatever he likes without endangering the lives of us common folk.
Maybe he's just not as special as he thinks he is.
39 posted on 12/06/2011 5:30:17 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

This guy behaves exactly like he fantasizes the average conservative behaves.

His hate is all projection. He’s really something of a mental case. It’s sad.


40 posted on 12/06/2011 5:46:30 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny ("Fair share" are the last two words I hear before I stop taking someone seriously.)
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To: Publius6961
...most rational and sane people will comply with the requirement.

Isn't compliance with safety regulations and flight attendant instructions covered by federal law? Will Alec be charged? {snort} What an a......

41 posted on 12/06/2011 5:46:52 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I believe the infraction is one of violating a FAA regulation, not a law. Likely Interfering with the flight crew.

The neat thing about this infraction is the Government can fine you without having to prove anything, and you DO NOT get a hearing before a judge. Also, no right to appeal the ruling. It is pay up or else. (something for everyone who flies or even goes onto airport property to keep in mind).


42 posted on 12/06/2011 6:39:42 PM PST by wrench
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