Alec Baldwin steps in it with Greyhound

An apology to fellow passengers on an American Airlines flight has landed actor Alec Baldwin in the dog house with Greyhound.

The “30 Rock” TV star was at Los Angeles International Airport this week when he was kicked off a New York-bound flight after refusing to turn off his cellphone. Baldwin said a flight attendant “reamed me out” for playing “Words With Friends”, a Scrabble-like game, while the plane was awaiting departure.

In a blog Thursday posted on Huffington Post titled “My Flying Lesson,” Baldwin starts out with,”First off, I would like to apologize to the other passengers.” But later he uses a reference to Greyhound to take a swipe at American.

“[There] are many now who walk the aisles of an airplane with a whistle around their neck and a clipboard in their hands, and they have made flying a Greyhound bus experience.”

He doesn’t explain the “Greyhound bus experience”, but it obviously wasn’t a compliment.

A Greyhound representative responded Thursday, “I don’t know why he’s mentioning Greyhound, but we take pride in our safe and enjoyable service.”

The representative added, “I don’t know if he’s ever been on one of our buses [it doesn’t sound like it], but there are about 17.6 million people who travel with us every year who I’m sure wouldn’t share [his] feelings.”

91 comments Add your comment

Shaniqua

December 8th, 2011
3:59 pm

Based on the less than wonderful experiences many of us have had in airplanes I believe Greyhound should be insulted that they’re being compared to flying.

Tea Party Meber

December 8th, 2011
4:08 pm

Hes a looser liberel that does not deserve 2 be on a plain.

Greg S.

December 8th, 2011
4:08 pm

You’d think someone of his supposed stature would realize every encounter is a chance to screw up. He seems to take it as a challenge….

Spanky

December 8th, 2011
4:14 pm

……and?! So what!! The fact that this made the news is as bad as Mr. Baldwin’s conduct! People overreact all the time..ESPECIALLY on a plane!! LOL, wow! As a society, we have reeeaaally gotten way too sensitive! Let’s get a grip, America…and grow a pair!

gonzalez

December 8th, 2011
4:15 pm

@Tea Party Meber -You shouldn’t leave home without a dictionary!!!!!

JRev

December 8th, 2011
4:19 pm

Um, I hope that post by Tea Party Member [sic] was a joke. Learn how to spell and write please.

Sam

December 8th, 2011
4:26 pm

Tea Part Meber: bet that Looser Liberel can spell a helluva lot better than you can, idiot!

DTatl

December 8th, 2011
4:30 pm

Riding a Greyhound bus CAN be an awful experience in a number of cases. However, we are all glad there is a decent alternative to flying!!

Evan

December 8th, 2011
4:32 pm

@Tea Party Meber – successful troll is successful

Tea Party Meber

December 8th, 2011
4:40 pm

Some of U winers need 2 go a way. Ever one no Baldwin is a looser liberel that never shut up. Him and Michale More R the worse.

gonzalez

December 8th, 2011
4:50 pm

@Tea Party Meber – What the F did you not understand and comprehend? Get a dictionary and learn to write!! Hillbilly!!!

OedipusTax

December 8th, 2011
4:56 pm

Tea Party Meber is probably an employee of the AJC, and volunteers for Cynthia Mckinney whenever possible. Interesting that Baldwin has had his Twitter account deactivated. After all, Twitter is for grown ups.

Jeb

December 8th, 2011
5:05 pm

How does this affect the Dawgs’ 2012 recruiting class?

Tea Party Meber

December 8th, 2011
5:07 pm

What the F dont U undestand? Baldwin is a looser liberel protexted by the media. I aint no hillbilly cuz there R no hillbillies in Jonesboro last I chexed.

Now get loss U looser

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DebDoes

December 8th, 2011
5:24 pm

Y R U mad at T guy? ha……At least he is spelling phonetically…look it up Tea man. ;-)

Da Truth

December 8th, 2011
5:35 pm

Good thing there are no trains in the country. We surely don’t need any alternatives to Greyhound or Sardine Cans in the Sky.

Sherriberri

December 8th, 2011
5:37 pm

Greyhound Safe? Didn’t they have a passenger stab, eat, and glad lock bag the leftovers of a fellow passenger a few years back. I’d rather keep to the friendly skies, And Tea Party Member, You’re a freaking idiot, and I’m glad to see the loss of accreditation in Clayton County School two years ago had no effect on your literacy.

Mark

December 8th, 2011
5:52 pm

It’s no wonder that Kim Bassinger divorced him, and that his own teenage daughter hates him also. Baldwin is a jerk. He thinks the rules are just for little people, and not for celebrities. I think he belongs on the no-fly list.

john boy

December 8th, 2011
6:04 pm

I enjoy flying. Never had a BAD experience. What would you call a BAD experience?

David C

December 8th, 2011
6:07 pm

I don’t like Baldwin. He is an a&&…but spend 3 days on a Greyhound from SF to Atlanta and you will feel like you have been through a cattle shute

gunga din

December 8th, 2011
6:11 pm

open mouth — insert foot

Tea Party Meber Kicks Arse

December 8th, 2011
6:12 pm

Tea Party Meber is a comic genius, and you spelling teachers are the punchline. I am fairly certain he is mocking the ignorant, knuckle-dragging Teabaggers who frequent all of the AJC’s blogs.

Really?

December 8th, 2011
6:15 pm

People, our friend, Tea Party Member, is screwing with all of you. Obviously, this person is a liberal, who’s poking fun at the Tea Party via ignorant grammar and spelling. Tea Party, well played, as these folks are obviously not very bright.

Catfish

December 8th, 2011
6:18 pm

Mr. Baldwin is funny. He has made millions being funny. Much more than most tea party members Let the man have his fun geeezzzs

KimZ'sPackage

December 8th, 2011
6:23 pm

Alec has never been funny.
He has never had a Bad Experience Flying because he is still alive.
Somebody tell Alec he is supposed to be living outside the US like promised if Bush W was reelected.

keith

December 8th, 2011
6:33 pm

elitist babble

Johnjon

December 8th, 2011
6:39 pm

open mouth, insert foot………………. but only if you like that kind of thing.

KimZ'sPackage

December 8th, 2011
6:47 pm

Airlines put Alec on the No Fly List. Make him either drive himself, take Greyhound, or Private planes. Make him spend a lot of money to be an A..hole in the Air.

Jaime

December 8th, 2011
6:52 pm

Honestly, I fly AA a lot due to the fact they are they only Airline that fly’s in and out of where I go frequently – and boy! do they know it. Their customer service is sorely lacking at times their attendants are just rude with very poor people skills. I have felt like having an outburst myself…but they have us by the tails – one wrong move and your booted off the plane. I did have one bad exchange with a male attendant – I asked him a question about my next flight/gate because we could not hear his report over the intercome. He literally snatched my ticket out of my hand and stomped off with it – I had to ask for it back upon landing. After an exchange with customer service via e-mail, I was extended an apology and a promise that the attendant had been dealt with (there were witnesses). Perhaps if Mr. Baldwin had not had a prior hx of temper tamptrums, this might not look so bad for him. As it is, the rules are the rules – and he has to follow them along with the rest of us. So, I’m saying they are both wrong – Mr. Baldwin is a brat and American Airlines needs to improve how they interact with their customers.

Josh

December 8th, 2011
6:52 pm

Um, have you ever ridden on Greyhound for any length of time? Not the best. I agree with him. Poor airline service beats good bus service any day.

Voice of Reason

December 8th, 2011
6:52 pm

Baldwin has been a jerk since he came on the public scene. He slapped his ex wife around (Basinger), yelled at his daughter to the top if his lungs on the phone and berated her, and he thinks he is above not only the law, but the public.
As for being liberal, most all of the Hollywood types seem to think that what they say is important. Not quite………

Layitdown

December 8th, 2011
6:57 pm

Honestly, I have never flown on an airplane. I know one thing for sure. My wife and I took Greyhound from Conyers Ga to Washington DC in 2008. That was the absolute worst experience of my life. 21hrs to get there and over 24 to get back…WTF?! On the way back, we stopped at a station in N Carolina at midnight and waited until 5:30 am to get on the next bus. It was extremely “ghettofied” and the employees seemed like straight idiots. Never again will I travel Greyhound! If flying is any worse than that, I won’t be traveling too far from home.

RushLimbo

December 8th, 2011
6:58 pm

LOL@TeeParityMeber. Got to be a hoax and a shot at real TeaPartiers. THe rest of you … cowards using this site to anonymously vent away your lame lives. AJC sucks for letting people do this. A disgrace to the city, and the publishing profession as long as you are OK with this.

Layitdown

December 8th, 2011
7:00 pm

Go to hell Limbo. You don’t like it? Get the hell off of here. Aren’t you venting? You suck…!

Einstein

December 8th, 2011
7:02 pm

You got that right layitdown. Limbo sounds like a damn hypocrite. He thinks its ok for him to vent on here but not others? A typical IDIOT!

RushLimbo

December 8th, 2011
7:05 pm

Why don’t you guys leave me alone. I am very hurt by your comments. Please leave me alone…Please.

mainline

December 8th, 2011
7:11 pm

with all his millions, why is alec flying with the working class chumps on airlines? He should get his own private plane to fly whereever he wants and play game the whole time, with some hot “attendant” giving him what he wants.

AA flyer

December 8th, 2011
7:16 pm

@ Jaime there are always two sides to a story…we don’t know the flight attendants side…anyway I have watched flight attendants constantly struggle with trying to get passenger to turn off their electronic devices…so I believe AA and not Alex Baldwin…we all know that others still don’t turn them off after being told…this is a FAA mandate and the flight attendants are just following the rules as you should

Rose

December 8th, 2011
7:21 pm

He may have problems because I had a terrible experience on the Greyhound bus in August. The last alternative from California turn out to be the worst alternative. I will do my best to stay off of it. It was a three day joke.

PT worker

December 8th, 2011
7:22 pm

The anti-Tea Party crowd are the real losers especially since OBAMA has increased the deficit 6 Trillions dollars in 30 mos. Suckers!!!!!!! Change you great grand kids will curse you for.

Rose

December 8th, 2011
7:24 pm

He is not exaggerating. It is a joke. Like being in a comical movie. Some of you guys should take it. See what you would say after taking the Greyhound bus.

RushLimbo

December 8th, 2011
7:31 pm

@PT Worker – I just saw on Fox News its 6 gazillion billion fillion dollars. Get you’re fax write u TP person you.

Greyhound Gus

December 8th, 2011
7:35 pm

If he had taken the bus instead of flown, he could have played with his cell phone the entire time.

KimZ'sPackage

December 8th, 2011
7:38 pm

Girlfriend came home from college one weekend on the Greyhound bus from Memphis. She said she felt funny carrying her clothes in luggage. It seems Hefty garbage bags are considered luggage on Greyhound buses.

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December 8th, 2011
7:44 pm

The fact that most of you can’t see past Mr. Baldwin’s political views shows how screwed we are as a country. The Republican and Democrat parties have turned this place into a barely livable hellhole. Almost as bad as having to ride Greyhound to get to the American terminal every single day.

KimZ'sPackage

December 8th, 2011
7:56 pm

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December 8th, 2011
7:44 pm

The fact that most of you can’t see past Mr. Baldwin’s political views………………..The reason we can’t see past them is because he feels the need to run his mouth about them all the time. I can’t stand him thinking we care what he thinks about anything. Shut up and Act. Lilly Tumlin never ran he mouth about her sexuality but Rosie beats you over the head with it and that is why I don’t like her. I know too much about too many Famous peoples sex lives because they put it out there and I hate them for that too.

John Fredericks

December 8th, 2011
8:02 pm

Hey Tea Party Meber why dont you learn how to spell correctly before you go insulting someone.

John

December 8th, 2011
8:03 pm

Nothing to apologize for there! Riding a Greyhound is a HORRIBLE experience, with mostly Black RACIST Bus Drivers!

KimZ'sPackage

December 8th, 2011
8:04 pm

John Fredericks…………..he is making fun of the Tea Party Members. The person is a Liberal making a joke. Kinda like the one he made with his vote for Obama.