Alec Baldwin Twitter account deactivated after plane controversy, American Airlines issues statement

By on Dec 8, 2011 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Lifestyle, Travel, United States Comments

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

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Alec Baldwin has now a deactivated Twitter account after the recent plane controversy over an iPhone game called “Words with Friends” (WWF), with American Airlines now issuing a statement on the incident.



Alec Baldwin, arriving at JFK airport
Tuesday, December 6

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With only more than a day after he last tweeted, Alec Baldwin’s Twitter account is now deactivated, whose travel via American Airlines on Tuesday, December 6 was moved to another flight.

As reported earlier, the “30 Rock” star missed his original flight because he was playing WWF on his cellphone while the plane was still at the gate of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

“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 on Tuesday.

“Now, as I was kicked off this flight, the word I was playing was United” The 53-year old actor tweeted about 2 hours later, who is also known to be a prolific Twitter user and loves to play cellphone games.

Meanwhile, American Airlines released a statement on their official Facebook page and explained their side on the issue about Alec Baldwin. The airline noted as read below, that the actor was inside the plane but still insisted to use his cellphone.

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 on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding.

As of this writing, Alec Baldwin has not yet released any official statement on the above statements of American Airlines.



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