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American Airlines:

Alec Baldwin Was Epic Jerk

12/7/2011 8:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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American Airlines
claims Alec Baldwin was "extremely rude to the crew" on a flight out of LAX yesterday -- "calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language."

In the wake of Baldwin's Twitter attacks on the company, AA has finally released a statement ...  confirming what TMZ reported yesterday -- he was an epic jerk.

AA says, "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."

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136.

maggie    

Didn't he scream and swear at his daughter a few years back becauae she wasn't where she was suppose to be and he threw a hissy fit. Sounds like Alex needs a class in anger management and to grow up.

989 days ago
137.

maggie    

Isn't this the same Alex Baldwin who a few years back screamed and swore at his daughter on the phone because she wasn't where she was suppose to and he threw a hissy fit? Sounds like he needs anger management classes and to grow up.

989 days ago
138.

Politico Pablo    

Since Alec's a "big celebrity" should'nt he be exempt from all FAA Rules? I'm surprised he didn't want to fly the plane.

989 days ago
139.

Pety    

A lot of people feel like him: That its a stupid rule and that devices don't cause any problem, and nobody knows since they haven't studied it.
Of course getting the rules changes doesn't happen from being annoyed on a plane (now there is a movie title for you)

989 days ago
140.

moe l.    

Another angry lib who throws a tantrum when they don't get their way.

989 days ago
141.

Jsw    

no one is interested in seeing Madonna open her knees in every performance. put 'em together honey -- less is more! think of Gypsy Rose Lee. seeing the open crotch of a woman, any woman, in her 50s -- well, what are you thinking? there's nothing provocative about that.

989 days ago
142.

JLS    

Alec has a rich history of being a flaming jerk to everybody including but not limited to his own daughter!

TEAM AMERICAN AIRLINES!

They are simply trying to comply with FAA regs. It is UNACCEPTABLE for ANY passenger to act this way!

989 days ago
143.

bunny    

The way he snubbed TMZ and all the tweets encouraging everyone to hate the airline was proof enough that he was a a-hole to them.

989 days ago
144.

thomas    

Just goes to show that famous actors/actresses tend to be real jerks when they are offscreen. I've lost count of the number of actors/actresses who can be some of the most obnoxious people around once they get off the set.

989 days ago
145.

WhoaWhoaWhoaMan    

Alec Baldwin is a great actor, and personally, American Airlines should be happy that someone at the level of Alec Baldwin even considers giving them business. I'd love to see all of your cell phone transcripts because I'm sure we'll find some goodies as well. He's a father, and can say anything he wants to his daughter. While the majority of kids have to struggle in life, she was born a millionaire. If my parents were multimillionaires and I didn't have to work a day in my life, they could call me a pig or whatever they want.

989 days ago
146.

William    

Just turn your f'ing game off moron!

989 days ago
147.

jeff    

Douches like him in the business only see this as publicity. They really believe the line " There is no such thing as bad publicity". Except for a-holes like him, people remember, and that list is very long.

989 days ago
148.

jeff    

Is there anything more pathetic than an adult twittering every thought and playing internet games???

989 days ago
149.

mrsschrute    

Who cares if he was rude to a flight attendant for heaven's sake? Every American I know is INCREDIBLY SICK OF BEING TREATED LIKE A CRIMINAL IN EXCHANGE FOR BEING PAYING CUSTOMERS OF THE AIRLINES! THESE AIRLINES ARE SO INCREDIBLY MISMANAGED THAT THEY CAN'T EVEN MANAGE TO STAY OUT OF BANKRUPTCY!

Alec has the balls to say how he feels and it is dumb that he couldn't play a stupid game on the plane. We all know how utterly ridiculous it is that because of a few Muslims we have to be practically raped and stripped of every right we have as Americans in order to PAY to board a plane.

I am a huge fan of Alec Baldwin and of 30 Rock, and this stupid airline thing does not change my mind in the least. I am SICK of the airlines and the LACK of profiling. Start profiling and leave the rest of us INNOCENT AMERICANS ALONE!

989 days ago
150.

WhoaWhoaWhoaMan    

Also, it bothers me that 90% of the posters on TMZ truly believe they personally know these celebrities. Most of you talk as if you actually know Alec Baldwin. I've lived in LA and I live in San Francisco now, and I see celebrities from time to time (Mostly B but a couple A-listers and pro athletes), and they don't seem stuck up at all. I see Danny Glover at the grocery store all the time and he's one of the nicest guys you'll meet and talk to. You'd never assume he was a celebrity. You people are too quick to judge based on what the media tells you.

989 days ago
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