Alec Baldwin claimed he was booted off a plane at Los Angeles international airport yesterday, after a flight attendant complained about him playing with a game on his mobile phone. The 30 Rock star, who was hoping to fly to New York on an American Airlines plane, took to his Twitter account to moan about his ejection from the …
It's funny how the "safety" regulations change so quickly once there's some revenue in it.
All wireless devices used to have to be turned off during flight, miraculously they were deemed safe as soon as airlines started providing in-flight chargeable wi-fi access.
On the other hand
It's better to get thrown off a plane for playing kiddy games than to get taken off for kiddy porn
And the clown still thinks the airline is at fault
He still sees nothing wrong with his actions. Another self-centered jackass.
Spoiled child syndrome?
Seems to me like Mr Baldwin needs to take a big dose of grow up pills
He was probably told on several occasions to switch off said game - which as far as I know from reading the website needs a network connection to function. So the chances are that he wasn't using flight mode because if he had been, he wouldn't be able to play the game.
He probably would have been invited to turn off the device or leave the flight - again he decides he doesn't want to stop playing his game, so he is required to take the only other option available to him and the airline.
Just because he's a star, doesn't mean a bag of rocks as far as I can see. Nor does the fact that all the electronics are pretty well shielded. As someone else made the comment, the rules are indeed the rules. The rest of us must abide with them, I see no reason why Mr Baldwin can't grow up and follow them too.
BTW, I've been on many flights where, even though the passengers have been allowed on to the aircraft, they're still refuelling or running other checks, which means that the "no electronic devices" rule is enforced. I'm not saying that this was the case, but merely that there are many situations in which the "no devices switched on" precaution is exercised even if the aircraft isn't about to go hurtling into the sky at a rate of knots.
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Ahhh too funny - fighting some deep-rooted issues, aren't we all...?
What a twat
That is all.
What an utter...
another entitled tw@t
the rest of us have to follow rules, but Baldwin is a member of the Just-Us League. Rules are for everyone else.
Had His Lairdship of LaLa Land been taking a nap and been disturbed by some @sshat not following the rules, he'd be kvetching about that. But since HE was the one breaking the rules...."do you know who I am?!"
Follow the rules, lobby for change. Do not break rules and expect to be coddled for it. Civil disobedience requires taking the penalty as part of the process-Thoreau's point was that the arrests would fill jails and cause issues that way-not that everyone should be allowed to break rules.
I don't care if the holdup is some coddled adolescent too busy screwing around and "rebelling" against his parents' authority or some overpriced court jester who is rebelling against the airline. Rules are part of the "social contract" and anyone refusing to follow them does not receive the benefits of that contract either.
Alternatively, dooes he have another movie coming out that needed promotion?
Yesterday a flight attendant told a man sitting in the exit row right in front of me, 'I am going to pull you from the exit row as it's apparent you cannot follow crew instructions. I've told you twice to quit texting and turn your phone off.' Too bad she did not follow-up as the self important person did hurry to comply.
Too bad, because then I might have gotten a slightly less uncomfortable seat.
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