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American Airlines Releases Statement: Alec Baldwin Rude to Crew, Used ‘Offensive Language’ *UPDATED*
Big Hollywood ^ | December 7, 2011 | John Nolte

Posted on 12/07/2011 9:53:45 PM PST by This Just In

BREAKING: American Airlines Releases Statement: Alec Baldwin Rude to Crew, Used ‘Offensive Language’ *UPDATED* by John Nolte

**UPDATE: “He was beating the walls of the lavatory to the point that the captain called us to see what that was about. They heard it in the cockpit,” said one crew member on the JFK-bound flight who had to deal with the “30 Rock” actor.

“He was asked five times. Everybody is the same. Everyone has to follow the rules, it doesn’t matter who you are,” the employee told The Post. “He was violent, abusive and aggressive.”

Though they originally declined to comment, American Airlines has just released a statement explaining their side of the story as to why the notoriously temperamental Alec Baldwin was thrown off a plane at LAX yesterday:

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

(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aa; alecbaldwin; americanairlines; baldwin; hollyweird; hollywood1percenter; hollywoodliberal

1 posted on 12/07/2011 9:53:49 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

>> the employee told The Post. “He was violent, abusive and aggressive.”

The guy needs to chill and disconnect for a while.


2 posted on 12/07/2011 10:00:47 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jets.)
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To: This Just In

LORD of the DOUCHE.


3 posted on 12/07/2011 10:05:03 PM PST by pogo101
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To: This Just In

***Everybody is the same. Everyone has to follow the rules, it doesn’t matter who you are***

Actually, that’s not quite correct. American Airlines - meet Baraq Hussein Obama...


4 posted on 12/07/2011 10:06:29 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; if they don't say "Merry Christmas", don't buy.)
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To: This Just In

Hollywood scum. Not worth a damn in the real world.


5 posted on 12/07/2011 10:07:32 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: pogo101

PARENT of the YEAR


6 posted on 12/07/2011 10:07:54 PM PST by JosephMama (Huntsman 2012: That other Mormon guy)
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To: This Just In

Hollywood 1%er attacks 99%ers.

Again.


7 posted on 12/07/2011 10:08:37 PM PST by NoLibZone (Occupy- Proof we are right - They beg for retrun of morality that the left removed from society.)
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To: This Just In

Good for them! I’m so tired of seeing companies enabling clowns like this because they’re afraid to get into a slanging match with someone “important”. Way to call the jerk out AA, bravo!


8 posted on 12/07/2011 10:12:27 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: This Just In

And shouldn’t he be arrested for this sort of behavior?


9 posted on 12/07/2011 10:13:38 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: This Just In
I read a few of the comments below the article. Most are supportive of AA, or at least agree that Baldwin is a jerk. However, one started making excuses about "well, the rules are silly, etc. etc."

Yeah, maybe the rules about electronics are somewhat arbitrary. There are no technical reasons why you can't use an approved electronic device while waiting in line for departure. However, there are very good human-factors reasons not to make this the norm.

Basically it comes down to jerks like Baldwin. First, there are technical/safety reasons not to risk interference during critical, dynamic transitions for the aircraft (landing & takeoff). The rather arbitrary "door closed, electronics off" rule is in place because it is an easily identifiable event for passengers and crew. If you wait until you're crossing the line onto the active before saying "shut down for departure"... It is a virtual certainty there will be jerks like Baldwin on board that just have to finish their call, their game, whatever. Their life, their little world, is more important than anything some airline employee is trying to tell them...

I have been on flights that are going to be significantly delayed in a "parking lot" on the ramp waiting for a departure slot. The pilots have announced it is ok to use cell phones to call anyone meeting you at the destination and warn them we're xx minutes behind. Then they gave us ample warning that we were getting ready to go. Those were great examples of the crew taking care of their passengers, yet keeping everyone safe.

But when it comes to self-important jerks like Baldwin thinking the rules don't apply to them... I just want to wipe that smug smile right off his pudgy face with my fist.

10 posted on 12/07/2011 10:20:10 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Gotta wonder if Mr. Baldwin had ingested, injected, or snorted some sort of substance that might cause him to act the way he did.


11 posted on 12/07/2011 10:20:54 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

Yep. He’ll go into a 4 wk rehab and come out a hero of the left, again.


12 posted on 12/07/2011 10:26:52 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: Gene Eric

But he is so much more important than the little people...


13 posted on 12/07/2011 10:27:04 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: This Just In

He was bashing FR a couple weeks ago. Apparently, things have continued to unravel ever since.

“Alec Baldwin Goes Nuts On Twitter Again: Attacks Bush, Cheney, Levin (FR mentioned)”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2813659/posts


14 posted on 12/07/2011 10:27:53 PM PST by 444Flyer (Turn the other cheek and don't give in. That old wheel will roll around again.)
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“He was violent, abusive and aggressive.”

terrorist

15 posted on 12/07/2011 10:29:05 PM PST by citizencon
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To: This Just In

In today’s world of flight, there is no reason why he wasn’t summarily arrested for a few felonies.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 10:30:47 PM PST by Lazamataz (That's all.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Another reason to require passengers to turn off electronic devices when doors are closed is that-in the event of an incident, such as Baldwins tantrum-the crew would be able to remove the passenger from the plane immediately without having to taxi back to the terminal.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 10:33:13 PM PST by This Just In
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To: Lazamataz

Baldwin’s fortunate my sibling, the law enforcement officer, wasn’t on that flight. My big sib has been asked to administer AAT (Attitude Adjustment Therapy) to unruly passengers in the past whilst traveling by air. There would have been no hesitation to adjust Baldwin’s attitude-esp. after having to sit on a delayed flight.


18 posted on 12/07/2011 10:37:38 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

He must of had a lapse in memory and thought he was speaking to his daughter or ex wife


19 posted on 12/07/2011 10:40:23 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Yours is the mature perspective.


20 posted on 12/07/2011 10:45:28 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: pogo101

Aw, but he plays deeply compassionate, eloquent union bosses so convincingly.


22 posted on 12/07/2011 10:55:56 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: ThunderSleeps
But when it comes to self-important jerks like Baldwin thinking the rules don't apply to them... I just want to wipe that smug smile right off his pudgy face with my fist.

Many years ago one of my flight students, a lawyer, was absolutely dread full in the air. He was quite intelligent and had all the ability to be a good pilot. However, he thought that flying a plane was like being a lawyer. I informed him that the laws of aerodynamics applies to all that fly. I refused to instruct him in the future

He and an electric line on the approach end of the runway validated my evaluation of him as pilot. He was fortunately solo at this time and did not take anyone else out.

23 posted on 12/07/2011 11:22:03 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: This Just In

I wonder if SNL will do a skit about this?


24 posted on 12/08/2011 12:38:02 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Gene Eric

When was he supposed to move out of the USA anyway? Remember his rant about Bush?


25 posted on 12/08/2011 1:16:18 AM PST by Firebirds (Extradite Obama to Mexico!)
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To: This Just In
This should end his work for Capital One.
How can they keep this Jerk?
It will cost him big time.
He is a washed up has been-never was. . .
26 posted on 12/08/2011 1:44:08 AM PST by DeaconRed (I am VERY disgusted with the field we have to choose from. Another hold my nose general election.)
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arec u stoopid fruk
leev ratrus arone
she too big 4 u


27 posted on 12/08/2011 2:19:57 AM PST by Blado (2008: Year Zero of the Zombie Apocalypse.)
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To: This Just In

When he’s appeared on B’way, fellow actors have been witness to his violent temper tantrums - usually directed at some object like an air conditioner or phone - which he proceeds to tear out of the wall.


28 posted on 12/08/2011 3:46:14 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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What do Alec Baldwin and Charlie Sheen have in common????


29 posted on 12/08/2011 3:53:48 AM PST by rod1
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Put him on the no-fly list for awhile to cool his ardor. If maturity was in as much supply as coke and bloated egos, we would have half as many infantile temper tantrums.


30 posted on 12/08/2011 3:54:48 AM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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“He was asked five times. Everybody is the same. Everyone has to follow the rules, it doesn’t matter who you are,” the employee told The Post.

I doubt if they'd ask me FIVE times. He was given preferential treatment. He's special. He should be locked up for his excesses.

31 posted on 12/08/2011 4:24:08 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: ThunderSleeps

“I just want to wipe that smug smile right off his pudgy face with my fist.”

Yep, jerks like this need a good old fashion a$$ kicking!!


32 posted on 12/08/2011 4:33:31 AM PST by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: MarineBrat
Not worth a damn in the real world


I'm not so sure he's worth much in any world for that matter. I have a very large DVD collection, and I don't think I have even one movie with Baldwin in it...


and I haven't gone out of my way to avoid him, he just hasn't done anything worth seeing in my opinion.
33 posted on 12/08/2011 6:15:04 AM PST by dagoofyfoot
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To: rod1
What do Alec Baldwin and Charlie Sheen have in common????

I'll take "They're both assholes" for $500, Alex.

34 posted on 12/08/2011 6:50:37 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (Moose Alert!!!! Get some sleeves!)
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To: rod1

They’re both bad actors who act badly.


35 posted on 12/08/2011 6:52:34 AM PST by kevkrom (Separation of Business and State)
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To: Molon Labbie

Alec Baldwin raises hell on a flight and the feds from TSA did not really do anything but if you are an everyday tax payer out comes the handcuffs and several days in jail with bubba.


36 posted on 12/08/2011 4:17:21 PM PST by Red Barr (The liberals cant get over our victory!)
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