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Alec Baldwin apologizes to passengers
What a mensch! Alec Baldwin -- the flight-attendant-abusing, bathroom-door-slamming, Words-with-Friends-playing star -- posted an apology on The Huffington Post a short while ago. Here's the top of it. I for one accept this apology -- but do the passengers, the flight attendants, the pilots (the doors)...? I can't speak for them...
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. I suppose a part of my frustration lay with the fact that I had flown American for over 20 years and was brand loyal, in the extreme. The ticketing agents and Admiral's Club staff have always been nothing but abundantly helpful to me, as I have flown hundreds of thousands of miles with the one carrier. My confusion began when the flight, already a half hour behind schedule, boarded, the door closed, and we proceeded to sit at the gate for another fifteen minutes. I then did what I have nearly always done and that was to pull out my phone to complete any other messaging I had to do before take off. In nearly all other instances, the flight attendants seemed to be unbothered by and said nothing about such activity, by me or anyone else, until we actually were pulling away from the gate.