Alec Baldwin appeared on CNN's Piers Morgan Wednesday night with a message regarding his December debacle with American Airlines: My advice to people is, when you get on a plane, turn off your phone. Try with all your might and your strength and your resolve. You don't want happening what happened to me.
The 30 Rock actor was famously booted from an American Airlines plane after he disobeyed cabin crew's orders to turn off his phone. The story blew up when Baldwin offered his defense, tweeting Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving.
His rep later confirmed to several media outlets that Baldwin was, indeed, just playing Words With Friends.
The Alec Baldwin vs. American Airlines saga stretched on for days with the actor blogging about it on the Huffington Post and appearing on Saturday Night Live (SNL) to apologize to himself dressed as Capt. Steve Rogers of the infamous flight.
It was awful Seth, he muttered to Seth Meyers in a Southern drawl on the show's Weekend Update. Which is why it was very important for me to come tonight here and, on behalf of everyone at American Airlines, issue an apology to Mr. Alec Baldwin.
Alec, are you sure this is the right way to handle this, Meyers questioned, to which the comedian replied keep going.
Dressed as the captain, Baldwin called himself an American treasure who was just playing a word game for smart people.
Baldwin called electronics rules a cruel joke perpetrated by the airline industry, asking would you really get on an airplane that flew 30,000 feet in the air if you thought one Kindle switch would take it down.
Probing him further, Meyers noted the airline was delayed due to the incident.
Capt. Steve Rogers (a.k.a. Baldwin) joked: It was the first time in the history of American Airlines that one of our airlines was delayed.
On CNN Wednesday night, Baldwin called the flight attendant that booted him brutal, harsh, blistering, and snappy, wondering if she was a Christian conservative republican who's on the payroll.
I was very embarrassed and very upset, he said, arguing that he was singled out because of his celebrity.
He did, however admit that he reacted poorly.
I really mean when I say, when you get on the plane ... and I mean even though most people I think are aware that these rules are kind of stupid and inane ... it's still something you have to contend with. Just turn off your phone.
So would Alec Baldwin ever ride American Airlines again?
I guess if they gave us a device onboard that we could play Words With Friends while flying with other people, Baldwin said. Press seat 3J. Press seat 41F ... I think that's a super idea. We could be playing a smart word game rather than watching episodes of NBC sitcoms all the time.
Watch an excerpt of Alec Baldwin's interview with Piers Morgan below: