Skip to comments.Alec Baldwin: Booted from plane for playing game
Posted on 12/06/2011 6:46:25 PM PST by Enchante
Actor Alec Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight leaving Los Angeles for New York on Tuesday when he was apparently too engrossed in a game of Zynga's "Words With Friends" to power down his iPad....
The incident caused a one-hour delay in the flight and kicked off a flurry of Internet chatter.
(Excerpt) Read more at games.yahoo.com ...
Not only that he did it, and delayed the flight an hour for everyone else, but then he has the nerve to make a Twitter fuss blaming it all on American Airlines and trying to hurt their image.
Pilot to Baldwin: “You wanna know my name? FU....that’s my name!”
Well, after all. He’s a big left wing movie and TV star who called his own daughter a pig. Therefore, he deserves special treatment/sarc.
It only makes me want to use American Airlines more. We need to start complaining to Capital One and make them drop Baldwin as their spokesman. Bring back the Vikings instead.
So...Alec Baldwin’s idiocy aside...Words with Friends is Great Fun!
I have games going with my family, spread out all across the country.
He probably thought the Airline Attendant looked like his daughter and had flashbacks. He’s a sick freak..Id say he should move to Venezuela but I think even they would kick his ass straight back
Good grief. Baldwin is such a big baby. Too bad they didn’t let the couple of hundred other people headed to NYC on that fly show him just how much they appreciated the lengthy delay.
He took a later American flight....why didn’t they bar him from the airline? That’s what they all need to start doing! “We retain the right to deny service to anyone of our choosing - especially if they’re big *****.”
The rules are you Baldwin you a**hole when the door closes you shut off your equipment. All airlines all flights.
Alec refused to shut off his game for an hour?
sorry I’m not too good at this but, well, I am a Flight Attendant and I am a male. I know it is popular to believe all Flight Attendants are female but that’s just plain sexistism. So please Shannon, in the future, try to remember that it could have been a man who asked Mr. Baldwin politely to cease using his computer pad. Frankly, if it was me, I would’ve asked him to dish on his ex Kim, who I think is just fabulous!!
Thanks for listening. Oh, did you hear? American Airlines went bankrupt. Damn. Kicked out of capitalism!
They should of done it during flight....
He’s worth what, $50 million?
I’m surprised he didn’t use NetJets. All the privacy of your own private jet without the expense (or so I’ve heard).
And no TSA.
I guess Alec is cheap as well as obnoxious.
Yahoo's kissing up. My guess is that Baldwin played the "don't you know who I am, you #@&%$# pile of commoners?" card a little too loudly and to long and was kicked off for causing a disturbance and being disruptive. AND maybe refusing to power off his iPad. Forgetting to power it off was a long-forgotten faux pas by the time the Air Marshals arrived.
The odd thing is that there is no scientific reason why such devices need to be turned off. Airlines have this irrational policy, and it’s their fault.
They booted Alec Baldwin for playing a game? I would have booted him for being a horse’s ass.
Are you sure they didn’t boot Baldwin for playing with himself? :-)
Maybe he's saving money so he can lead by example and pay more taxes voluntarily.
...he was apparently too engrossed in a game of Zynga's "Words With Friends" to power down his iPad... The incident caused a one-hour delay in the flight...
Now if he had been playing Skyrim on the other hand...
What a jerk. I sometimes take the battery out of my phone before going through security so I don’t get in trouble because I forgot.
Actually, Mythbusters did a pretty good episode on this. No, there's no particular evidence that cell phones or other devices will interfere with the flight controls or instruments on airplanes. HOWEVER... Given a.) the litigious nature of the world, and b.) it is virtually impossible to fully test all of the possible combinations of avionics and consumer electronics that are available. Add to that that new devices and new avionics are being added to the roster on an almost weekly basis. SO: there is no practical way that the FAA or the airline industry can positively ~certify~ that x device is safe on all airplanes, even though it probably is perfectly safe, and so they have little choice but to make these rules about using the devices during key periods of the flight like take-off and landing. Makes sense, given the legal climate.
the best reason for the policy is b/c it got Awec Bawdwin booted off the flight.....
Fat,arrogant,wife beater,Hollywood liberal, 1%er attacks the 99%.
Here's a thought:
How about those couple of hundred people sue the big Baldwin Baby. Spread his wealth!
Nothing sexist going on here dude. The flight attendant was a female. Case closed.
Baldwin,,,,Baldwin,,,,,sayyyyyy ain’t that the feller what left the country when W got elected? I reckon it is.
Actually, Mythbusters did a pretty good episode on this. No, there’s no particular evidence that cell phones or other devices will interfere with the flight controls or instruments on airplanes. HOWEVER... Given a.) the litigious nature of the world, and b.) it is virtually impossible to fully test all of the possible combinations of avionics and consumer electronics that are available. Add to that that new devices and new avionics are being added to the roster on an almost weekly basis. SO: there is no practical way that the FAA or the airline industry can positively ~certify~ that x device is safe on all airplanes, even though it probably is perfectly safe, and so they have little choice but to make these rules about using the devices during key periods of the flight like take-off and landing. Makes sense, given the legal climate.
The reality is that easily 10% of phones are on at those times (it’s easy to forget) and that if there was a shred of evidence that the highly engineered avionics systems (which reside in small area bristling with other avionics) would be affected, it would be illegal to even bring electronics on board.
This is an airline rule, not FAA regulation. They could justify it based on passenger attention being required for potential emergency response, but then they’d have to ban sleeping and reading.
“...They booted Alec Baldwin for playing a game? I would have booted him for being a horses ass....”
I would have booted Alec off the plane after it had reached its cruising altitude.
Air Marshalls....Alec Baldwin, pitching a tantrum...escorted off the plane...
Had I been there, I would LAUGHED MY ASS OFF at him, loudly and cheerfully. I would even POINT at him while laughing (yeah, I’m that crass...unashamedly so when it comes to laughing at libtards).
He is, after all, one of those instantly recognizable lefty douchebag TV/movie personalities.
one time ping for new developments
I know it’s a trivial and stupid “Hollywood” story, except that it did inconvenience a couple of hundred fellow citizens with Baldwin’s “don’t you know who I am” tantrum.
I figured there was more to the story, and that there was probably some serious and inappropriate confrontation with the flight attendant, etc., for him to get kicked off the plane.
Sure enough, AA has taken the remarkable step of providing some of the crew’s side of the story.....
and it is UGLY.....
I knew he was a schmuck, but gads!
This sounds like a deliberate scheme to promote whatever game this was he was playing.
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