“No Wonder American Airlines Is Bankrupt” – Alec Baldwin Couldn’t Play Words With Friends

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Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight in LAX on Tuesday. He was kicked off for playing words with friends while the plane was parked at the gate. Apparently Alec doesn’t have to play by the same rules as everyone else.

He didn’t turn off his phone when the flight attendants asked. Instead he tweeted “Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt“. I didn’t even know that hastag existed.

He also went to the lavatory while the seat belt sign was on and reportedly slammed the door. He slammed the door so loud the captain called the flight attendants to find out what was going on. This is when the captain made the call to remove him from the flight.

Bottom Line

Make sure you are not caught in a mean words with friends game during departure. You might find yourself kicked off the flight.

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  1. Wow, I bet Southwest Airlines was relieved that for once some other airline makes the celebrity news headlines!

  2. While I don’t doubt that Baldwin precipitated this, and should have defused the situation, nevertheless some flight attendants seem to revel in ordering passengers around and can be much more heavy-handed than is either needed or called for. There would almost certainly have been a humorous or gentle way to bring Baldwin into compliance, and that would have been more appropriate in the first class cabin.

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