Any ode to the airlines would have to begin, "How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways." (Apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her famed Sonnet #43.) There is the meanness, the unsafeness, the overcharges and fees, the losing of the luggage, the lateness ... and yes, airlines, we travelers notice these things. And rank you on them. Witness this article summing up who we think are the meanest, latest, most overchargingest (I know, not a word) airlines in the U.S. Enjoy.