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Alec Baldwin isn’t sorry he used his iPhone on a plane

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Most people might be embarrassed about getting very publicly thrown off an airplane for insisting that their Words With Friends game go uninterrupted. Apparently, "most people" does not include Alec Baldwin. 

Rather than issue a typical mea culpa, Baldwin instead wrote an essay on the Huffington Post called "My Flying Lesson," in which he calls out the flight attendant who caused him trouble as a "1950s gym teacher," and laments the "inelegant" state of the travel industry post-9/11: 

"It's no secret that the level of service on US 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 11th 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."

In all fairness, Baldwin also uses the essay to apologize (multiple times) for the delay his Words With Friends scuffle caused his fellow passengers. That, and airline travel these days really is an undeniably excruciating experience. But still, is writing a condescending essay about your poor treatment after many years in the American Airlines "Admiral's Club" the best way to repair your image after throwing an iPhone-related tantrum? I think not.