Following our recent post about why you have to turn your iPhone off during take-off, famous actor Alec Baldwin didn’t apparently get the memo that you’re supposed to have your electronic devices off while the plane is idling at its gate.

Baldwin furiously tweeted about getting kicked off an American Airlines plane for using his iPhone to play Words with Friends in the cabin. He ended up choosing the game over the flight.

Yahoo News:

The “30 Rock” actor was asked to get off a New York City-bound flight for playing “Words with Friends” while the plane idled at a gate Tuesday, said Baldwin’s spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik.

“He loves `Words with Friends’ so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it,” said Hiltzik, who added that Baldwin boarded another American Airlines flight to New York.

Baldwin, a prolific Twitter user, took to the social media site to vent, saying a “flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing Words With Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving.”

Like Bladwin says, there’s always United Airlines.


  • He was using an iPad, not an iPhone.

  • He got kicked off because he was using his racked up miles he got with his capital one card!

  • Brad Sanders

    From what I’ve seen, the phone was just the start of things. He evidently slammed a bathroom door before the captain kicked him off.

    • Anonymous

      Where did you see this? Can I see as well? So many people say they have seen or word their states in that way. So if you have so-called seen it can I see it as well?

  • Come on! He’s Alec Baldwin for fucks sake! Let him play his game!