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Alec Baldwin Issues

TOTALLY Unapologetic Apology

12/7/2011 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Alec Baldwin just went OFF about American Airlines, its employees, post 9/11 travel, and the entire airline industry -- and best of all ... this rant came wrapped in an apology.

In his letter, just published on Huffingtonpost.com, Baldwin begins by apologizing to passengers on yesterday's flight ... saying, "It was never my intention to inconvenience anyone with my 'issue' with a certain flight attendant." He claims the woman singled him out to "make some example of me."

Baldwin continues ... "It's no secret that the level of service on US carriers has deteriorated to a point that would make Howard Hughes red-faced. Filthy planes, barely edible meals, cuts in jet service to less-traveled locations."

He also claims the industry used 9/11 "as an excuse to make the air travel experience as inelegant as possible."

In his closing shot, Baldwin says many flight attendants "walk the aisles of an airplane with a whistle around their neck and a clipboard in their hands," and make air travel a "Greyhound bus experience."

Best apology ever.

Note to Alec: On Greyhound, you can play "Words with Friends" all you want.

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91.

Alexander    

I agree with Alec Baldwin's sentiments 100% Percent

987 days ago
92.

ehi    

When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you. - Marilyn Monroe

987 days ago
93.

thrilljudy    

Arrest the bastard and bring the pig up on charges !!!

987 days ago
94.

good as gold    

Boeing has performed several tests of anomalies that they believed to be caused by electronic devices. Their report concludes: As a result of these and other investigations, Boeing has not been able to find a definite correlation between PEDs and the associated reported airplane anomalies. The "shut your cell phone off rule" is outdated and nothing more than a power and control issue with flight crews. However most people kicked off planes get a trip to the TSA office to be investigated. A.B. is somewhat famous so he just had to take a later flight. Joe Q. Public might have been arrested, strip searched, and anal probed which explains why Harvy Levin likes to stripped searched at airports. LOL

987 days ago
95.

themare    


"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

987 days ago
96.

Uh    

"..took a trip on Greyhound--Nobody made a scene..". Because Alex was at home feeding slop to his "pig".

987 days ago
97.

Ali    

I'm so sick of Alec. Wasn't he going to leave the country when Bush got elected?
I want to see ADAM Baldwin on 30 Rock. I want to hear about ADAM Baldwin hosting SNL. Alec is such a jerk. ADAM is such a sweetie! Let's change up the Baldwin coverage and hear about Adam (who thankfully isn't related to the other dippy Baldwins in Alec's family.) Trade up people!

987 days ago
98.

paigehop    

While Alec Baldwin is a class-A a-hole, he is absolutely right about airline service deteriorating. Attendants mostly hate their jobs, now look slobbish, and have major attitude and do walk around looking to "rebuke" people! It's not about service to them anymore, and the food sucks, if you get any!

TEAM BALDWIN on this one!

987 days ago
99.

dianne    

This guy is a total jerk. Remember his rant left on his ex-wife's phone, to his daughter "Ireland"? He hasn't changed a bit. He's still the same bully he's ever been. He thinks he should should be held, in a higher regard. :(

986 days ago
100.

licorice    

He ought to join up with Ashton Kutcher in a show entitled "Two and a Half Morons."

986 days ago
101.

sc bill    

they should have thrown his azz off the plane after it took off! just another hollyweird, 1%er, pedophile liberal that no one would miss...

986 days ago
102.

Dave    

Good for you, Alec, to say what needs to be said about the s***bags who put on the flight attendant uniform...and the major league duschebags who employ them. I couldn't agree more, and hoping that we see more of the unapologetic airline people in the streets looking for a job more appropriate to their skill set...such as meter maid.

986 days ago
103.

kraizzd    

It is a SHAME when stars are treated like regular people, they should be put on pedestals and we should all line up an****** the ground they walk on.
Imagine telling a star to turn of the electronics off like every one has to, like a common person.
poor Alec... Maybe we can chip in and get him a private plane so he doesn't have to mingle with us commoners....

986 days ago
104.

Patricklee Hamilton    

I know Baldwin can at times be a hot head and a little "testy" However, this time, I have to agree with him. Here is an American, who is certainly no threat to anyone (to include his daughter)on an American airplane in America. He is obviously well known and not a terrorist threat of any kind, period. American Airlines should have used common sense. The pilot should have talked to him privately and (yes) sought some better resolution. American airlines should have been a little bit more creative here. Sorry for both American Airlines and Alec Baldwin...

986 days ago
105.

shirl    

I agree with Alec regarding the airlines' complete decline in service, cleanliness and comfort. Complete body scans..give me a break.I am not a fan of Greyhound, but if I ever use it, it will be for a short distance. He did go a little too far with slamming doors, but that is Alec. Can't help liking the guy..NY rudeness and all.

986 days ago
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