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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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31.

Justin    

Why would he be so stupid as to bring this into the public eye if he acted like an arsehole? I don't get it. Maybe he thought he's more important than he actually is.

959 days ago
32.

bluzzone    

His behavior just reinforces the fact that Alec Baldwin is a jerk.

959 days ago
33.

CA Girl    

Mr. Baldwin has to suck it in like the rest of us when he's on a flight. Doesn't like the rules to turn off the electronics before take-off? Then walk. Or drive, or take a bus or a train. Did the flight attendant ruin his day? WHO CARES? He's such an arrogant man he had it coming anyway.

959 days ago
34.

Billy    

AA next statement should be they have placed him on a "do not fly" list for the carrier and he is no longer allowed to fly American Airlines.

959 days ago
35.

charley    

WHAT WE ALL EXPECTED ALL ALONG FROM THIS FAT AZZ PIGLET......ALL BALSWINS SUCK AZZ!

959 days ago
36.

Dee Dee    

So what? You could still be sitting, waiting for take off, for hours. The airlines are almost as bad as TSA. Everyone is so afraid of the boogey man that they over react to everything. Lighten up?

959 days ago
37.

Chris     

I guess AA couldn't handle the negative press of this and their BANKRUPTCY in one week. LOL!

959 days ago
38.

Strokadellic    

This guy isn't exactly known for his ability to keep cool in unfavorable/inconvenient situations. If this is true:
F*CK Alec Baldwin.

959 days ago
39.

SusanInFlorida    

To the poster who asked why cell phones and other electronics must be turned off during take-off and landing: your toys interfere with the plane's electronics and I don't want to see you in 20 pieces on the ground, ok? To Baldwin: once a drunk, always a drunk. Put that together with fame and you get a nuclear bomb ready to explode.

959 days ago
40.

TB    

ANOTHER example of a bonehead"star" that thinks they are more important than they actually are! MR. Baldwin you are nothing more than a little brat.

959 days ago
41.

DetroitRocks    

Is there a Baldwin brother who isnt a jerk?

959 days ago
42.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Dear Alex,
There was this day when airplanes were used to kill thousands of Americans, you might of heard of it, it happened on 9/11/2001. Anyway, after that date, the govenment of the United States decided that the when the doors to any commercial airplane closed all electronic devices HAD to be turned off NO EXCEPTIONS. Now I realize that you feel that because of you station in life, you are free to do whatever you wish, but it just doesn't work like that. So **** off.

959 days ago
43.

gutsygirl    

You cannot hide who you are.

959 days ago
44.

hihat    

I understand that his selfish behavior also caused a 45-minute delay in takeoff, inconveniencing his fellow passengers. He's long been known to be a poor excuse for a human being, and this latest incident just confirms it once again...

959 days ago
45.

mousetrap    

One thing I pride myself in is being as nice to others as I possible can. Being super nice to the check out girls and being ultra friendly to anyone you encounter is just the way to go. You will never go wrong there. And sometimes you do have to suck it up and be nice when you don't want to. It doesn't surprise me a whole lot that he acted this way, he definitely has a haughty disposition. He may want to check that and get more level and grounded.

959 days ago
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