This is our final word with friends about Alec Baldwin. Promise.
The irascible actor, whose tweets regarding some unpleasantness about an American Airlines flight were heard or at least retweed around the world, is apologizing. Sort of.
In a missive on the Huffington Post titled “My Flying Lesson,” Baldwin strikes a contrite tone from the start: “First off, I would like to apologize to the other passengers onboard the American Airlines flight that I was thrown off of yesterday. It was never my intention to inconvenience anyone with my “issue” with a certain flight attendant.”
He signs off with another apology to his fellow travelers, who were no doubt inconvenienced by the fracas.
In between his opening and closing statements, however, Baldwin gets in a few more jabs:
“It’s no secret that the level of service on U.S. carriers has deteriorated to a point that would make Howard Hughes red-faced. Filthy planes, barely edible meals, cuts in jet service to less-traveled locations. One of the big changes, in my time, is in the increase of the post-9/11, paramilitary bearing of much of the air travel business. September 11 was a horrific day in the airline industry, yet in the wake of that event, I believe carriers and airports have used that as an excuse to make the air travel experience as inelegant as possible.”
So, there you go. Here’s the link to the blog post if you want to read the whole thing.
“Words With Alec” has become sort of an Internet meme. (Check the clever photo above from BetaBeat). He’s signed off Twitter for now. Anyone know what his WWF handle is?
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