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American Airlines Rips Alec Baldwin on its Facebook Page

Actor ordered off plane after argument; mocks American Airlines with tweets

 

You know you have likability issues when you make an airline look like the good guy.

American Airlines is not backing down after being attacked -- along with one of its flight attendants -- by Alec Baldwin following his removal from one of their planes.

Baldwin was booted off a Los Angeles to New York flight Tuesday after refusing to stop playing an online game.

Baldwin tweeted his distaste for the airline and called out the flight attendants who kicked him off.

"Last flight w/American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950's find jobs as flight attendants," he said.

American went to its Facebook page Wednesday to respond. Here is their post in full:

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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‚Äôs 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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Baldwin was not without his famous supporters, however. Actor Josh Duhamel, himself kicked off an U.S. Airways flight for refusing to turn off his Blackberry, tweeted: "Sorry , I know how you feel.

 

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