Alec Baldwin's Greyhound comment displeases bus company

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Alec Baldwin speaks during Tony Bennett's 85th Birthday Gala Benefit for Exploring the Arts at The Metropolitan Opera House on September 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images) Larry Busacca

Alec Baldwin speaks during Tony Bennett's 85th Birthday Gala Benefit for Exploring the Arts at The Metropolitan Opera House on Sept. 18, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS) Alec Baldwin's diatribe against the state of airline travel is getting him in hot water on solid ground.

After being kicked off an American Airlines flight Tuesday for refusing to stop playing a game on his cell phone, Baldwin  against U.S. air carriers, saying they have made flying a "Greyhound bus experience."

Needless to say, the bus company isn't pleased.

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In a press release, Greyhound President and CEO Dave Leach wrote, "First of all, we have hundreds of new buses in our fleet where we've added more legroom, leather seats, power outlets and free Wi-Fi. I think you especially would find the latter two amenities exciting, because we don't require our customers to turn off their electronic devices...ever. You could therefore play Words With Friends during your entire trip and nobody would give you any grief over it. As a matter of fact, we have a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus), so if you wanted to start a Words With Friends game with us, just Like us and we'd be more than happy to take on the challenge."

Baldwin made the comments Wednesday in a piece published on the Huffington Post. He apologized to passengers for delaying the flight, but did not apologize to American Airlines or the flight attendant involved in the incident.

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