Alec Baldwin has been kicked off a flight after an altercation with a member of cabin staff over him playing on his iPad device while the plane was still at the gate.
Alec Baldwin has been kicked off a flight after an altercation with a member of cabin staff.
The '30 Rock' star - who was due to catch an American Airlines service from Los Angeles' LAX airport this afternoon (06.12.11) - was reprimanded by crew member for playing Scrabble-like game 'Words With Friends' on his iPad device while the plane was still at the gate.
Writing on his twitter page, he said: "Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. No wonder america air is bankrupt. (sic)"
Although, the 53-year-old star eventually caught a later flight, he vowed it would be his last with the company and slammed Cabin Crew members as "retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950s".
He tweeted: "Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950's find jobs as flight attendants. (sic)"
Onlooker Grant Cardone added to the New York Daily Post: "I asked why he was being kicked off and it was for 'abusive conduct to a flight attendant.'
"You can't just do that on flights today, no matter who you are, you can't get away with anything. You gotta be nicer to them than they are to you. He didn't have to do a lot to get these people ruffled."