Alec Baldwin’s Left Handed Apology [VIDEO]
Okay here's the he said, she said part of the story. Actor Alec Baldwin was on the phone as the plane he's riding on, is about to depart the gate. The flight attendant asked him to power off his phone he was playing the game words on. The flight attendant says he refused to turn it off because they weren't in the air yet. Read on to get Actor Alec's side of the story.
Now here's what Alec Baldwin says happened. "I'm on the phone conducting business while the plane was delayed and still at the gate when the "1950's gym teacher style attendant" became irate and took away his cell-phone. The passengers that saw the whole thing are conferring "mostly" what the flight attendant said happened. It's a sorry day in this world when an overzealous flight-crew will not allow you to finish a lively game of words. After Mr. Baldwin saw the error of his ways, he went onto several viral networks to get his word out, one was the Huffington Post where this came from:
First off, I would like to apologize to the other passengers on-board the American Airlines flight that I was thrown off of yesterday. It was never my intention to inconvenience anyone with my "issue" with a certain flight attendant. I suppose a part of my frustration lay with the fact that I had flown American for over 20 years and was brand loyal, in the extreme. The ticketing agents and Admiral's Club staff have always been nothing but abundantly helpful to me, as I have flown hundreds of thousands of miles with the one carrier.
My confusion began when the flight, already a half hour behind schedule, boarded, the door closed, and we proceeded to sit at the gate for another fifteen minutes. I then did what I have nearly always done and that was to pull out my phone to complete any other messaging I had to do before take off. In nearly all other instances, the flight attendants seemed to be un-bothered by and said nothing about such activity, by me or anyone else, until we actually were pulling away from the gate.
In this case, while other people were still manipulating their own phones, this one employee singled me out to put my phone away. Afterward, we still sat at the gate. I pulled out my phone again, while others did the same. Again, I was singled out by this woman in the most unpleasant of tones. I guess the fact that this woman, who had decided to make some example of me, while everyone else was left undisturbed, did get the better of me.