As if we needed yet another reason to hate traveling by air and its temper-testing processes, by now you’ve likely heard of United Airlines’ recent refusal to let a pre-teen board her flight due to her outfit choice. The crime in question? Leggings. So let’s all join together in cursing the worst aviation experiences the skies have to offer with these songs that speak to our soul.
Rage Against the Machine, “Bulls On Parade”
This is a classic “I’m angry” song. Nothing says “up yours United” like listening to Rage Against the Machine low volume on earbuds, while quietly basking in the misery of your delayed flight. #RageAgainstPlanes
Darondo, “Didn’t I”
More recently known as the song from Breaking Bad where Walter White walks away from a burning car, this song is perfect for silently victimizing yourself while waiting in line for the Burger King at LAX. “Didn’t I treat you right, now? Didn’t I? Didn’t I do the best I could? Didn’t I? Didn’t I give ya everything? Didn’t I?”
Gang Starr, “Ex Girl to the Next Girl”
This is a fun song to hate airlines to, more suitable to the positive thinker. If you get screwed by one airline, don’t fret, just go on to the next one.
Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Nothing compares to the nefarious evil with which airlines run their companies. Nothing compares to compromised personal space, bathroom lines, overpriced airport food, etc. Airlines are incomparable in their ability to get angry people together against one big bad cause.
Etta James, “I’d Rather Go Blind”
I’d Rather Go Blind than see another dude in cargo shorts and sandals with a full meal of nachos and seafood in my aisle.
Three Days Grace, “I Hate Everything About You”
“Only when I start to think about it, I hate everything about you.” Airlines are fun sometimes! If you’re a male you can dress super comfortable, if you’re a female you can make national headlines by being subjected to suddenly strict ‘dress codes’. You can zone out and get off your email with the “I’m traveling” excuse, and you can eat disgusting food because it’s all that is available. Only after an hour in the TSA line do you think “I hate everything about this.”
The Clash, “Hateful”
To the airlines who do not provide free snacks and refreshments – “Anything I want he gives it to me. Anything I want he gives it, but not for free. It’s hateful.” Please don’t dupe us, Powerful Airline! Hundreds of people just want some pretzels and a soda, we already paid for tickets, checked bags, and transportation to the airport!
Cee Lo Green, “F–k You”
This one is pretty straight forward.