‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Vents at United Airlines, Says Boarding Door Was Shut ‘In My Face’

Actress wonders if “lady stewardess” might not be a fan of her CBS sitcom

Last Updated: February 14, 2019 @ 9:53 AM

Sounds like “The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik might have had a bumpy air-travel experience on Sunday — but the turbulence was at the airport, not in the skies.

Bialik went on up her Instagram account on Sunday to vent at United airlines on Sunday, saying that she had a boarding door shut “in my face” as she attempted to make a connecting flight.

In a post that featured an unpleased-looking Bialik at the airport, the actress offered a number of theories regarding the incident she detailed, including that the “lady stewardess” might perhaps hate her CBS series.

“Ok @united airlines. i know I barely made my connecting flight. But I made it despite your delays making me late. And you turned me away as you let 5 other people on from my connecting flight because I had a carry on suitcase. They had carry ons too,” Bialik wrote.

“I understand everything was shut but that lady stewardess didn’t have to shut the boarding door like she did in my face without even saying she was sorry,” the actress continued. “Or with 7 min left she could have made a small effort to try harder since she said there were ‘plenty of seats open.'”

Bialik added, “Maybe she hates the Big Bang theory. Maybe she was having a bad day. Maybe she hates women who look like they’re going to cry. Now my suitcase is broken from running so hard and aggressively, my asthma is super angry and random people think I’m a prima donna because as she shut the door I said ‘I have a first class seat!'”

The actress concluded, “I didn’t mean I deserve it more, I meant can my suitcase sit in my first class seat and I’ll sit anywhere else? Not a good day for me and @united .”

In a statement to TheWrap, United said, “We were able to get Ms. Bialik on the next flight to Los Angeles last night and we are reviewing what happened with our team in Houston.”

Earlier, Bialik shared an Instagram post saying that visited the “unbelievable facility” at the Pittsburgh JCC.

“Thank you #jccpittsburgh for letting me see your unbelievable facility which cares for the entire community of #Pittsburgh : a Reggio-inspired gorgeous school, art installments celebrating the #Hazelwood community, teens everywhere, and young people I shared brunch with at #casbahpittsburgh to discuss the community this city built which supports each other in good times and the hardest times of all,” Bialik wrote. “Pittsburgh, you are the strongest. #pittsburghstrong #iwanttomovehere.”

See Bialik’s post below.

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Ok @united airlines. i know I barely made my connecting flight. But I made it despite your delays making me late. And you turned me away as you let 5 other people on from my connecting flight because I had a carry on suitcase. They had carry ons too. I understand everything was shut but that lady stewardess didn’t have to shut the boarding door like she did in my face without even saying she was sorry. Or with 7 min left she could have made a small effort to try harder since she said there were “plenty of seats open.” Maybe she hates the Big Bang theory. Maybe she was having a bad day. Maybe she hates women who look like they’re going to cry. Now my suitcase is broken from running so hard and aggressively, my asthma is super angry and random people think I’m a prima donna because as she shut the door I said “I have a first class seat!” I didn’t mean I deserve it more, I meant can my suitcase sit in my first class seat and I’ll sit anywhere else? Not a good day for me and @united .

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