Alec Baldwin pokes fun at American Airlines incident on 'Saturday Night Live' - Video
Alec Baldwin got his apology from American Airlines on Saturday...sort of.
The actor returned to the "Saturday Night Live" stage on December 10 to appear during the "Weekend Update" skit dressed as an American Airlines pilot named Steve Rogers who wanted to apologize to Baldwin for kicking him off a recent flight.
Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles to New York City on December 6 for refusing to turn off his cell phone. The actor claimed in a Tweet from his official Twitter account that he was "reamed" by a flight attendant for playing the scrabble-like mobile game "Words With Friends."
"It was awful Seth, which is why it was very important for me to come here tonight on behalf of everyone at American Airlines and issue an apology to Mr. Alec Baldwin," Baldwin, said as the flight's captain, who apparently had a Southern accent.
"Alec, are you sure this is the right way to handle this," Seth Meyers asked the actor.
"Yeah, keep going," Baldwin replied in his normal voice.
The actor then slipped back into the pilot's accent and said, "Yes, Mr. Baldwin is an American treasure and I am ashamed at the way he was treated. I mean, what harm would it do to let him keep playing his game?"
"Not just any game, mind you, but a word game for smart people," Baldwin added.
On December 7, American Airlines responded to the actor's allegations about the incident in a statement saying that "the passenger" violated regulations and was "extremely rude."
"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," the airline statement read. "This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time."
Baldwin also said in a blog post put out by The Huffington Post that he "would like to apologize to the other passengers onboard the flight," adding: "It was never my intention to inconvenience anyone with my "issue" with a certain flight attendant."
Following the incident, Baldwin deactivated his Twitter account, asking fans to follow him at a later date.
Katy Perry was the host of the December 10 episode, that Baldwin appeared in. Next week, former cast member Jimmy Fallon returns to the "Saturday Night Live" stage to host the December 17 episode with musical guest Michael Buble.
Check out Baldwin's skit below.