American Airlines Responds to Alec Baldwin, Entertainingly


We’re fairly sure that American Airlines didn’t mean to be funny in posting a Facebook response to Alec Baldwin, who was removed from a flight yesterday after he refused to stop playing Word with Friends and turn off his cellphone while his plane idled at the gate. In fact, their statement about the incident is so mechanical and corporate as to be unintentionally hilarious. Rather than identifying Baldwin by name, the airline refers to him as “an extremely vocal customer” and claims that after failing to give up his word game, he retreated to the bathroom with his phone and “slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked.” Baldwin, meanwhile, deactivated his popular and entertaining Twitter account today. See American Airlines’ statement and let us know whose side you’re on after the jump.

[via Runnin’ Scared]