American Airlines Pulling ’30 Rock’ From Flights, but Not Because of Alec Baldwin

Dec 12, 2011 5:05pm
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Alec Baldwin.

There have been reports that American Airlines may pull “30 Rock” from its roster of in flight entertainment in the wake of Alec Baldwin’s blow up last week on an AA flight from Los Angeles to New York. That doesn’t seem to be exactly the case. Here’s AA’s official stance:

“NBC routinely rotates programs on and off what is offered on board, and not all programming is the same on every flight,” an AA rep said in a statement to ABCNews.com. “At this time, ’30 Rock’ continues to air on some of our flights, but not others, which is our standard programming procedure.”

Asked if the move had anything to do with the Baldwin incident, the rep said, “Absolutely nothing.  All this was in motion months ago, as part of our regular entertain[ment] rotations.”

Earlier today, E! News reported that the American Airlines Flight Attendants Union had lodged its own bid with management to get Baldwin’s show off AA’s airwaves. AA’s rep told ABCNews.com, “There have been some discussions about all this, but I don’t know that we can call this a ‘formal’ request.” Friendly skies, these are not.

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