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December 15, 2011

Sitcom star Alec Baldwin isn’t so funny to the flight attendants’ union after his bad behavior on a flight—and nasty comments to the press about the crew.

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Reports say Baldwin was asked by a flight attendant three times to stop playing a game on his Smartphone as the flight was to begin in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration rules about use of electronic devices, but instead he threw a temper tantrum, hurled expletives at the crewmembers, and slammed a lavatory door so hard that it alarmed the flight crew in the cockpit.

The cabin crew alerted Security, who removed Baldwin from the flight, delaying it by an hour.

Baldwin responded by Tweeting that the flight attendant singled him out and “looked like a 1950s gym teacher,” according to the article.

Lonny Glover, the safety and security spokesperson for the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, told New York Daily News reporter Nancy Dillon, “We’re very upset. He was very malicious and slanderous toward crew members in his comments.”

The union is not only asking the FAA to fine Baldwin for his antics, but that his show “30 Rock” be banned from the airlines in-flight entertainment, says the union rep.

According to media reports, Baldwin has apologized for the delay and his behavior to his fellow passengers, but not to the crew. A friend of his spun to The Daily News that Baldwin is actually in sympathy with the union for reductions in their pay and pensions, as well as their “difficult working conditions.”


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