Alec Baldwin Speaks Out on American Airlines Situation, Apologizes to Fellow Passengers
After being kicked off an AA flight on Tuesday afternoon for having his phone out while waiting at the gate, the airline responded by a post on their Facebook page, and now the 30 Rock star has released an official statement of his own. (Unless you count those tweets like, “#theresalwaysunited”).
Alec did a write up on Huffington Post, titled “A Farewell to Common Sense, Style, and Service on American Airlines” and started off by saying:
“First off, I would like to apologize to the other passengers onboard the American Airlines flight that I was thrown off of yesterday. It was never my intention to inconvenience anyone with my “issue” with a certain flight attendant. I suppose a part of my frustration lay with the fact that I had flown American for over 20 years and was brand loyal, in the extreme. The ticketing agents and Admiral’s Club staff have always been nothing but abundantly helpful to me, as I have flown hundreds of thousands of miles with the one carrier.”
He then proceeded to mention that the plane had been sitting on the runway for quite some time, and he felt as though the particular flight attendant was singling him out.
“In this case, while other people were still manipulating their own phones, this one employee singled me out to put my phone away. Afterward, we still sat at the gate. I pulled out my phone again, while others did the same. Again, I was singled out by this woman in the most unpleasant of tones. I guess the fact that this woman, who had decided to make some example of me, while everyone else was left undisturbed, did get the better of me.”
The statement concluded with how Alec feels the airline industry has drastically changed (for the worse) over the years.
For the full statement, head over to Huffington Post.
What do YOU think of the whole debacle? Does Alec’s statement seen genuine? Share your opinions in the comments!