Alec Baldwin kicked off flight
The famous Hollywood star flew into a rage on Twitter after an American Airlines flight attendant booted him off a plane for playing an online game during preparations for take-off
Actor Alec Baldwin was involved in a dispute with an American Airlines flight attendant on Tuesday and asked to disembark an airplane because he was playing a smart-phone word game before departure.
Alec Baldwin was annoyed that he was forced to leave the plane
and took to Twitter to rant against the airline
The American Airlines plane was forced to turn back to the departure gate so the 53-year-old actor could be removed from the aircraft, delaying the early morning flight from LAX airport to New York.
The 30 Rock star, who could be fined over the incident, had been playing a computer game on his iPad, Words With Friends, a puzzle game which the actor reportedly "would risk being thrown off a flight to play".
Baldwin, who pledged never to not use the airline again, vented his frustration over the incident on his Twitter account @AlecBaldwin.
"Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt," he wrote.
Others travelling on the flight were unamused by the delay. Michael J Wolf wrote: "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."
The US actor later wrote that he had booked another flight on the same day with the same airline.
"Now on the 3 o'clock American flight. The flight attendants already look..... smarter," he said.
A spokesman for American Airlines refused to comment due to "privacy concerns", however, reports suggested that air stewards had thrown the actor off for "abusive conduct".
A spokesman for the agency said Baldwin could be fined for refusing to obey a crew member's instructions.
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