7 K-Pop Songs That Belong On Your Flight Playlist

Nothing helps during a flight, short or long, like a good selection of K-pop music to keep you company. Whether you’re still in vacation mode or are coming back home to resume studies/work, the best way to make sure you have exactly the right tunes on your playlist is to do proper research… or you can just take this feature as a recommendation.

For your entertainment, here are seven K-pop songs that belong on your flight playlist!

1. IZ*ONE — “Airplane”

Every time you’re boarding, the first thought that comes to mind is the moment you finally set foot in your destination and explore it at length. In IZ*ONE’s words, taking your time and enjoying every little detail of your trip is the right way to do things. So, why not blast this jam and prepare a list of everything you want to see and do the second you land?

2. NCT’s Taeyong — “Long Flight”

The feels in this laidback track are the closest thing you’ll get to cloud nine while literally being in the clouds. This one is perfect to play on a loop with just the right volume in order to relax, especially if you’re on a long flight. Bonus? If you have access to the lyrics, the song is even more fun, since it is packed with flying references.

3. GOT7 — “Fly”

If you’re in a happy relationship with someone who makes you want to fly, then this song right here is the best way to remind you of them while you’re on a plane. And if you’re single, worry not! The lyrics serve as a checklist of what to look for in a potential partner. Either way, this bop deserves a listen!

4. iKON — “Airplane”

Because there is a song for every occasion, this one is for bitter goodbyes. Beautifully performed by iKON, the lyrics describe the overwhelming feeling one gets from bidding their loved ones farewell. So if your flight is taking you away from family or friends, may you find solace in this melody.

5. BOL4 — “Travel”

BOL4 takes flying to a whole new level in this exotic travel, where they plan the best vacation around the world and sing it with passion. What you can do is blast this hit the moment your plane takes off, channel its happy vibes to kickstart your trip, and make sure you have a blast from start to finish.

6. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon feat. Verbal Jint — “I”

Sometimes, people travel as a form of healing. Taeyeon simulates that sensation through her empowering lyrics as she hits her highest notes. If you’re going on a similar journey, may this song give you the strength you’re looking for and a happy (and safe) landing!

7. BTS — “Fly to My Room”

Picture this: you’re calmly seated on the plane with four minutes left to landing, and this song suddenly starts playing. As soon as you hear (or read) the lyrics, you embrace the bittersweet feeling of having to go back to your everyday life — especially since staying home has earned a completely different meaning in the past two years. Well, BTS somehow still manages to comfort you as you go back home.

Honorable mentions: J-Hope’s “Airplane” and BTS’s “Airplane pt. 2.”

Which of these songs will make it on your flight playlist? Let us know in the comments below!

Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.

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