Alec Baldwin Kicked Off Airplane
A forlorn-looking Alec Baldwin sat all alone at Los Angeles International Airport after being kicked off a flight to New York.
Donning sunglasses, Baldwin headed over to the ticket counters to rebook a flight with American, the same airline that had just booted him off a plane. He was tight-lipped about the incident.
When the 30 Rock star landed at JFK shortly before midnight, his hired driver was waiting patiently with a hand-written sign.
Baldwin was besieged by camera crews and photographers, but he refused to say a word.
He was kicked off the flight after refusing to turn off his iPad because he was engrossed in the popular video game Words With Friends.
Witnesses say Baldwin threw a tantrum on the plane.
One witness told INSIDE EDITION, "He got into the galley and the stewardess said, 'Get out of my galley.' "
Another witness told INSIDE EDITION, "He became a little bit irate and they had to remove him from the flight. It cost us about 45 minutes."
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya was in first class on the same flight and said, "Alec Baldwin, I mean, was turning off his devices and, I don't know, he just got a little angry."
"Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing words w friends while we sat at the gate not moving."
He then took a swipe at the airline, tweeting:
"Last flight w American. Where retired catholic school gym teachers from the 1950s find jobs as flight attendants."
His final tweet was a Words with Friends screenshot saying "Let ... Alec ... Play."
His airline misbehavior has everyone talking.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck said on The View, "You're not special or different because you're Alec Baldwin on American Airlines."
On ABC News, Howard Bragman said, "He was just 100 percent wrong."
Baldwin is now holed up in his New York penthouse apartment. He, like a lot of people, may have been skeptical about the need to turn off electronic devices when a plane takes off. But a new study indicates it is a real issue. There have been 75 incidents in which passengers' electronic gadgets have interfered with a plane's flight controls, navigation system, or communications.
Baldwin had been in Los Angeles for an appearance on Conan O'Brien's talk show.
His spokesman tried to make light of the incident, saying, "Alec loves Words with Friends so much that the was willing to leave a plane for it."
But American Airlines says Baldwin was "extremely rude to the crew, calling them inapropriate names and using offensive language."
Baldwin's renowned for hot-tempered incidents, including that infamous phone rant at his daughter where he was recording saying, "You're a rude, thoughtless, little pig! OK?"
Baldwin's days as a tweeter is apparently coming to an end. He deactivated his account Wednesday.