Alec Baldwin speaks out about American Airlines incident - See video
Alec Baldwin is giving advice to airline passengers after his run in with American Airlines on December 6: "Just turn off your phone."
The "30 Rock" actor appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on January 25 and while he discussed politics and his love life, Baldwin also dished about his airline incident that led to headlines and caused him to quit Twitter for a month.
Baldwin said the flight attendant he dealt with had a "Soviet-level enforcement of the rules."
"This woman was very harsh and very, very snappy," Baldwin told Morgan. "And I reacted badly to that. And I got really, really very, very upset and I was asked to get off the plane and get on another plane."
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."
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 did eventually apologize to his fellow passengers about the incident in a blog post on The Huffington Post.
On December 10, Baldwin fueled the fire, appearing on "Saturday Night Live" 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.
"Even though I think most people are aware that these rules about this stuff, while they're on the ground or certainly while they're at the gate, these rules are kind of stupid and inane, it's still something you have to contend with," Baldwin told Morgan. "Just turn your phone off when you're in-flight."