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Alec Baldwin Kicked Off Flight in Incident Involving an ‘Addiction’ That’s Increasingly Common

Dec 7, 2011  •  Post A Comment

"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin was booted from an American Airlines flight Tuesday after reportedly throwing a tantrum and refusing to turn off his iPhone, according to the New York Post.

Baldwin refused to turn off his device because he was in the middle of a game, the story says. The actor is not alone in his attachment to his iPhone: In a recent study, more than half of Americans said they’d rather give up alcohol, caffeine or chocolate for a week than give up their smartphones, as previously reported.

According to a tweet by the actor, he was playing "Words with Friends," a Scrabble-like game, when he was "reamed" by a flight attendant, the Post notes. The incident took place in Los Angeles, on a flight bound for New York.

The actor eventually stormed to the bathroom, slammed the door, beat the walls — prompting the captain to ask the crew to find out what was going on — and was finally kicked off the flight, the piece adds.

Baldwin got on a later American flight, which left without incident, the story says.

Baldwin issued another tweet, writing, "Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950’s find jobs as flight attendants," the story says.

 

5 Comments

  1. And now my appreciation of American Airlines has gone up. Good for kicking Baldwin off the plane. What a spoiled brat.

  2. And how is this “news?”

  3. He was playing on an iPad, not iPhone

  4. should have kicked him out….30-thousand feet up.

  5. should have kicked him out….30-thousand feet up.

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