1. Post #1
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    IdiotStorm's Avatar
    December 2008
    3,766 Posts
    Anyone who's lost a bag or had their stuff damaged by an airline knows the frustration -- you spend hours on the phone, often with a call center in India, and feel like you're getting nowhere.

    Such was the plight of Dave Carroll, a Canadian musician who says United Airlines baggage handlers smashed his favorite Taylor guitar as he changed planes at O'Hare. As Carroll and the rest of the band sat on the plane, another passenger saw the baggage handlers tossing guitars to one another and shouted, "My God, they're throwing guitars out there!"

    Carroll said the base of his guitar was smashed. He tried to reason with United for months to get them to pay the $1,200 repair cost -- but he got the run-around, and ultimately they wouldn't. So, Carroll did what he does best. He wrote a song about it, "United Breaks Guitars."

    The YouTube video Carroll made to go along with the song may be the biggest hit of his career, and it's really worth a watch. He actually promised to make two more songs and videos about his debacle with United, and if they're half as fun as the first one, we can't wait.
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  2. Post #2
    PrismatexV3's Avatar
    December 2008
    465 Posts
    United blows.

  3. Post #3
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    Billiam's Avatar
    July 2008
    7,687 Posts
    Southwest ftw.

  4. Post #4
    Grape Crunch's Avatar
    December 2008
    79 Posts
    United Airlines lost my messenger bag that had my cellphone and some cash in it. They claimed that I never even had a messenger bag when I was on the phone with them. Fuck UA.

  5. Post #5
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    cheeseman52's Avatar
    June 2007
    2,186 Posts
    I posted this in the videos section a few days ago :)

  6. Post #6
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    tarkata14's Avatar
    March 2008
    2,627 Posts
    That video is great.

    EDIT: I'm going to start trusting airlines as much as I trust auto mechanics.

  7. Post #7
    GeneralKidd's Avatar
    May 2009
    148 Posts
    Whoa, I'm about to go onto an airplane with my guitar.

    With SouthWest though, am I alright?

  8. Post #8
    Bryanrocks01's Avatar
    May 2009
    6,850 Posts
    It's actually a good song, catchy.

  9. Post #9
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    bravehat's Avatar
    July 2007
    12,464 Posts
    Awesome song.

    And fuck the airlines, passengers are just cattle to them.

  10. Post #10
    Garion's Avatar
    May 2009
    361 Posts
    Awesome song

    I personally fly Delta ー Or、 Rather、 I had no choi ce after the NWA and Delta merge。

  11. Post #11
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    Sams Brume's Avatar
    May 2005
    1,693 Posts
    This is why all my baggage are carry ons.

  12. Post #12
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    FoohyAB's Avatar
    July 2009
    946 Posts
    Awesome song

    I personally fly Delta ー Or、 Rather、 I had no choi ce after the NWA and Delta merge。
    What's going on with your text?

  13. Post #13
    Bryanrocks01's Avatar
    May 2009
    6,850 Posts
    What's going on with your text?
    All 05'ers have caught a disease that changes their text, it's slowly spreading among them.

  14. Post #14
    PS360's Avatar
    November 2005
    656 Posts
    what's going on with your text?
    I have no idea what your talking about.

    There seems to be nothing wrong with his tex t!

    Also, Delta is the best airplane company eva r. Free coke products :buddy:

  15. Post #15
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    Cluckyx's Avatar
    October 2005
    1,429 Posts
    What do you bet United try to sue for Slander or something. Just because they have the monitary welly to be a bully in the courtroom

    Apparently the text isn't for all '05ers :(

  16. Post #16
    QuikSilvers's Avatar
    January 2008
    353 Posts
    Hahaha, that video was great.

  17. Post #17
    Bryanrocks01's Avatar
    May 2009
    6,850 Posts
    What do you bet United try to sue for Slander or something. Just because they have the monitary welly to be a bully in the courtroom

    Apparently the text isn't for all '05ers :(
    You just haven't caught the disease yet.

  18. Post #18
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    Used Car Salesman's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,198 Posts
    Hahahaha, that's great.

  19. Post #19
    Harlen's Avatar
    February 2008
    374 Posts
    Fucking owned.

  20. Post #20
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    26,086 Posts
    Frontier's always been my favorite

  21. Post #21
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    Xenomoose's Avatar
    September 2006
    5,753 Posts
    that was an awesome video, to be honest. why his bandmates were dressed as Mexicans, I'll have no clue, but it was awesome nonetheless.

  22. Post #22
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    Leon's Avatar
    June 2005
    4,026 Posts
    Jesus fuck that video is awesome.

  23. Post #23
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    Mr. Someguy's Avatar
    March 2006
    24,437 Posts
    Haha, awesome.

  24. Post #24
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    doomkiwi's Avatar
    July 2005
    4,824 Posts
    Gah, United is my least favorite of airlines. I like alaska.

  25. Post #25
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    protoAuthor's Avatar
    November 2006
    1,913 Posts
    Southwest has some funny fucking flight people.

  26. Post #26
    Best Woofie On Facepunch!
    Fangz's Avatar
    July 2007
    6,223 Posts
    Southwest has some funny fucking flight people.
    I second this. I loved it the last time I flew Southwest.

  27. Post #27
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    protoAuthor's Avatar
    November 2006
    1,913 Posts
    I second this. I loved it the last time I flew Southwest.
    Man, though, the last flight, the one in, totally boring people. 2 flights of good, funny as fuck people, then some boring ones coming home.

  28. Post #28
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    OogalaBoogal's Avatar
    November 2008
    4,082 Posts
    Air Canada. They are nice. When they cause a disruption in your flight, they attempt to fix it. Really! They got us to Vancouver super quick after that snowstorm!

  29. Post #29
    DualReaver's Avatar
    February 2008
    731 Posts
    So this was the song my mom was talking about when she came home and was like HEY HOW YOU USE YOUTUBE DOES IT WORK ON YOUR COMPUTER YOU HAVE TO WATCH UNITED BREAKS GUITARS

    i was like whut

  30. Post #30
    Space Spam Squid's Avatar
    March 2009
    795 Posts
    Neato.

    Haha, very witty. Reminds me of a Bluegrass band in Austin, called, "The Austin Lounge Lizards."

    Very punkrock, actually, in the way• it's criticizing stuff.

  31. Post #31
    Garion's Avatar
    May 2009
    361 Posts
    I have no idea what your talking about.

    There seems to be nothing wrong with his tex t!

    Also, Delta is the best airplane company eva r. Free coke products :buddy:
    Whoops, didn't know that my text input was set to Full 英数

  32. Post #32
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    dryer-lint's Avatar
    May 2006
    2,021 Posts
    I wonder if this disease affects people with any 0 5’ account?

  33. Post #33
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    hypno-toad's Avatar
    October 2006
    14,811 Posts
    If I ever saw somebody break or throw a guitar, I walk over, and bitch slap them onto the floor.

    It's not just the money they cost, each guitar made needs a large degree of care and attention paid to it's construction. Destroying one is very disrespectful to the owner, and maker.

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    ALSO KNOWN AS: Dumbass McScrublord
    IceTea's Avatar
    October 2008
    1,623 Posts
    I wonder if this disease affects people with  any 0 8’ account?

  35. Post #35
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    Upgrade123's Avatar
    January 2008
    5,478 Posts
    uhーoh, I caught the disease too. Am I gonna  die?

  36. Post #36
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    Nick Nack's Avatar
    April 2005
    1,303 Posts
    Whoa, I'm about to go onto an airplane with my guitar.

    With SouthWest though, am I alright?
    Yeah, I had my guitar with SW and they stowed it in the Pilot's Closet.

    Edited:

    uhーoh, I caught the disease too. Am I gonna  die?
    nope

  37. Post #37
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    dryer-lint's Avatar
    May 2006
    2,021 Posts
    yeah, i had my guitar with sw and they stowed it in the pilot's closet.

    Edited:



    nope
    Oh look at you Mr Smart ゛I’m from the World Health  Organization゛、 don’t YOU just know everythi ng?

  38. Post #38
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    February 2008
    1,085 Posts
    The song he wrote is catchy. I have the urge to keep listening to it.

  39. Post #39
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    dirty harry's Avatar
    December 2006
    2,783 Posts
    The song reminds me of another one, but I can't think what it is.
    At first I thought it could be LA Internation Airport, by Susan Raye (obviously due to the airline connection) but listening to it again, I'm not so sure.

    Anyway, great song, and fuck United Airlines.

  40. Post #40
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    PartyPancake's Avatar
    August 2006
    1,634 Posts
    Oh dayum。 I’m gunna die!