Alec Baldwin Deactivates Twitter Account; American Airlines Presents Their Facts
Fans of Alec Baldwin's humor will just have to wait to tune into 30 Rock because the actor has deactivated his Twitter account.
Following the Emmy winner's ejection from an American Airlines flight for using his cell phone to play a game on Tuesday, Baldwin tweeted, "Flight attendant on American reamed me out for playing 'Words With Friends' while we sat at the gate, not moving. But, oddly, 30 Rock plays in flight on American." He then encouraged his 600,000 Twitter subscribers to unfollow him. Trying to access his Twitter account, @AlecBaldwin, only brings users to a page informing them that it has been deactivated.
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American Airlines has since released a statement on their Facebook page addressing Tuesday's incident:
"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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