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.And other airlines aren't going to take kindly to some of the things Baldwin has been saying about American and their flight attendants. My guess is he better watch himself on future flights because there will be some airline crews looking for opportunities to boot his sorry butt back to the terminal.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Since the left-wing jerk actor enjoys words so much (he was reportedly playing "Words With Friends" on his cellphone), American Airlines has some words for him. They issued a statement on the incident yesterday in which Baldwin was removed from an L.A. to New York flight:
Posted by Rick Moore on 12/07/2011