Alec Baldwin kicked off from American Airlines flight for playing “Words with Friends” game

By on Dec 7, 2011 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Travel, United States Comments

Updated: December 11, 2011 11:50 p.m.

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Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin was reportedly kicked off from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, apparently for playing an iPhone/Android word game called “Words with Friends” (WWF).



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As noted at various US news sites that day, “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin missed his flight via an American Airlines plane because he was playing WWF while it was still at the gate of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

According to reports, it was not clear whether the 53-year old actor was removed from the plane or he left voluntarily but what was sure is that he was moved to another flight.

Apparently, Michael J. Wolf, a former MTV executive and founder of Activate.com founder, was believed have first revealed the news, using his Twitter just hours ago.

“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” Michael J. Wolf (@mjw) tweeted, with the actor confirming the news also via Twitter.

“Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing Words with Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt.” Alec Baldwin (@AlecBaldwin) posted on Twitter.

“Now, as I was kicked off this flight, the word I was playing was United” Baldwin tweeted about 2 hours later, who is also known to be a prolific Twitter user and loves to play cellphone games.

@AlecBaldwin Mr. Baldwin, we are looking into this. Please DM us contact information.” American Airlines (@AmericanAir) tweeted later, but did not reveal further details or comments on the issue.

Matthew Hiltzik, Baldwin‘s spokesman, confirmed the news to CNN, saying that “He (Alec) loves WWF so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it, but he has already boarded another AA flight”.

Apparently, Alec Baldwin’s Twitter account was deactivated a day after the plane controversy and American Airlines released their official statement on the issue.



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