Dressed as Capt. Steve Rogers of the now infamous American Airlines flight, Alec Baldwin proved the feud is not over after he apologized to himself on SNL Saturday night.
Baldwin made a cameo appearance on the show, posing as the pilot of the American Airlines flight he was removed from last week.
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 30 Rock star 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 (aka Baldwin) joked: It was the first time in the history of American Airlines that one of our airlines was delayed.
We're bankrupt, he added. How dare we speak ill of the great Alec Baldwin and we can't even take off on time.
The beleaguered airline responded to the incident last week with its own account of the events.
This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time, the airline wrote on its Facebook page. The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane's lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked.
The airline went on to say that the passenger (Baldwin) became very rude and called the crew inappropriate names. Because of this, he was removed from the flight.
Baldwin's rant on SNL was the second tongue-in-cheek apology after last week's incident. On Wednesday, the actor published a story in the Huffington Post titled My Flying Lesson where he apologized to his fellow travelers but concluded, The lesson I've learned is to keep my phone off when the 1950's gym teacher is on duty.
Though many were unhappy with Baldwin's actions, in each apology, the comedian echoed a common yen for the airline experience of the past. The air travel experience, he said, is as inelegant as it's ever been.