This might sound something unusual and very strange that how can some airline throw out some one because of an App. Alec Baldwin, 30, the celebrity who is also like us and act as a child when it comes to Apple. He also loves Apple as much as we do. But he loves Apple’s iPhone more than some one might ever think of. He is known as one of the craziest Tweeter, who always Tweet from his iPhone to update his friends and followers on Twitter. A part from Twitter, he is also the craziest lover of the App called Words With Friends. He was so much in love with the App that the App made him kicked out of American Airlines going to New York.
According to Yahoo news:
The “30 Rock” actor was playing a game called “Words with Friends” while the plane idled at a gate Tuesday, said Baldwin’s spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik.
“He loves `Words with Friends’ so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it,” said Hiltzik, who added that Baldwin boarded another American Airlines flight to New York.
This news might sound some what stupid to you but this is really the stupidest thing we would have ever seen in our lives. Some one giving up the flight for some $3 App. Any ways Alec Baldwin, is a celebrity and he can do any thing he wants and he can afford any flight he can. What do you people think over his decision?
Now we got some official statement by the American Airline people on their official page claiming that the story was totally different. He wasn’t thrown out of the flight due to he was playing words With Friends, instead he misconducted with the cabin crew and rejected to turn off his iPhone during takeoff. He rejected to turn off his iPhone at the point where every electronic device needs to be turned off in order to have safe take off.
below is the official statement said by American Airline on their Facebook Page:
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.
After reading the official statement we can now say that the decision made by the cabin crew was right. Every one violating the rules of inflight should be done the same. It shouldn’t matter who ever the person is, whether he is a celebrity or some hard core Rockstar.