Some flight attendants want ‘30 Rock’ off American Airlines
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Actor Alec Baldwin was thrown off an American Airlines flight this month after a fracas involving his cellphone. But now some flight attendants want his television show booted from the airline.
Baldwin was supposed to take a Dec. 6 flight from Los Angeles to New York but got kicked off the plane because he refused to stop playing a game on his cellphone as the flight was about the depart. He also slammed the door to the plane’s bathroom. In a statement, the airline said he violated Federal Aviation Administration rules and “was extremely rude to the crew.”
Baldwin, who stars in the NBC comedy “30 Rock,” later made fun of the controversy when he appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live’ dressed as an American Airlines pilot. He also vowed not to fly on American again.
But the airline’s flight attendants are not laughing. Several members of the Assn. of Professional Flight Attendants have asked American to stop showing episodes of “30 Rock” on the airline’s onboard entertainment systems until Baldwin apologizes.
For now, American says it will continue to show “30 Rock” on its flights.
-- Hugo Martin