Alec Baldwin is so addicted to the mobile Scrabble knock-off, Words with Friends, that he was willing to forfeit his seat on an American Airlines flight in order to keep playing. A passenger on the flight, business consultant Michael J. Wolf, tweeted Tuesday, "On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane. We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait."
Baldwin's Tweet About Words with Friends
Once off the American Airlines flight, Baldwin tweeted a message of his own: "Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving." When asked about his addiction to Words with Friends, Baldwin answered, "It's...well....addicting."
The Privilege of Being a Baldwin
Even though Baldwin was unable to take that particular flight out of Los Angeles, he was soon on another AA flight. Earlier he had attacked American Airlines, saying it's an airline that employs "retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950's." Despite the criticism, Baldwin ended up on another American flight with a 3 p.m. take off. His final destination is unknown.
Alec Baldwin's actions show that he has no regard for airline rules, and he was incredibly disrespectful to other passengers in terms of their time and schedules. It's amazing that American let him book another flight after he was so discourteous on a flight earlier that same day.