3:10 pm December 8, 2011, by Christopher Seward
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.”
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