After the fiasco on American Airlines, which Alec Baldwin tweeted about in real-time as it occurred, the actor has deactivated his twitter account. I’m kind of surprised he wouldn’t just stop playing the game rather than being escorted off the plane, but that’s his call. Alec certainly didn’t hold back on twitter with tweets like this:
“#theresalwaysunited Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950’s find jobs as flight attendants.”
Alec’s rep said he will be back on twitter, however.
“It’s just on hold while he focuses on ’30 Rock.'”
And to give this incident time to die down ;).
UPDATE: American Airlines has released a statement, since “an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself.” Here’s part of what it says (you can read the entire thing here):
“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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