Did American Airlines act properly when it removed Alec Baldwin from a plane for not turning off his cell phone prior to take-off?

Alec Baldwin Gets Removed from Plane

“It was completely wrong of the airline to treat Mr. Baldwin in this manner, and I blame the flight attendant for not knowing how big a star he is. You just don’t go around kicking big stars off of airplanes, no matter what.”

 –Alec Baldwin
Famous Actor
New York, NY