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$1,424(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$1,196or less

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$636or less

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Top 3 airlines serving San Francisco to Australia

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.1
Hawaiian Airlines
Overall score based on 6,840 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.8
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "flight was cancelled"
Cons: "almost missed my overseas connection"

Cons: "As expected"

Pros: "Good experience overall"
Cons: "Having to pay for in flight entertainment on domestic route and small seats"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Room for my tennis racket on the side"
Cons: "It was all good"

Cons: "My surfboard bag was ripped and all straps were broken and was then patched up with duct tape!!! What the F#€*?!! It looked like it fell off the plane and was run over. Plus my bike box was torn to bits and patched with duct tape and was cut open by someone’s knife, I ended up loosing bike parts because of this. Horrible bag handling by the crew!! This was all noticed when I picked up my bags in Auckland"

Cons: "No free blanket. No free entertainment."

Pros: "Amenities"
Cons: "Waiting for baggage at the baggage claim."

Cons: "There should have been movie/tv options that were free!"

Pros: "Rum punch with Hawaiian chips"
Cons: "Turkey sandwich"

Pros: "I had a great flight with Hawaiian. Food was great Movies were ok- I slept mostly Staff were friendly & polite I would always fly with them to Hawaii"

Pros: "OVERALL GOOD.FOOD COULD BE BETTER."

Cons: "Seats selected at booking were reassigned to back of the plane.We were traveling with another couple, their reassigned seats were not near us. Very disappointing"

Pros: "Friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Expensive movie options"

Pros: "The extra touches that used to be normal and then every airline took away, like meals! Complimentary cocktail was a bonus too."

Pros: "Crew was so nice, flight was easy, quick and smooth, and the whole thing was just enjoyable!"
Cons: "Everything was great!"

Cons: "When I checked in i asked the agent to help me board early since I was carrying a fragile musical instrument. She said check back later. I had no seat assigned and was told I would be seated after all families were taken care of. I waited and waited and finally when everyone was boarded, I checked one last time because I was the only person left in the waiting area and the gate agent totally forgot about me. So she assigned me to a seat that had a wall in front of it and no storage space in the seat in front of me. I was livid. Thankfully I didn’t have to check the instrument but the hassle was a nightmare I really wanted to avoid."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Service, on time, and food"
Cons: "Entertainment, my seat headphone jack didn't work."

Cons: "Online check in and Check in terminals at airport didn’t work"

Pros: "Our flights were delayed in both directions!"
Cons: "The long delays. Also we were seated st the very end of the plane and were not able to change seats."

Pros: "I am so happy you sent a survey! I have been wanting to sen a compliment to the women that was at the gate counter the day of my flight 11/30/17 flt 41. I watched her handle multiple difficult situations. In a severely stressful moment insane her handle with such grace and professionalism. She deserves a personal pat on the back and a raise:)"
Cons: "Customer service"

Pros: "Really friendly attendants"

Cons: "Delayed from Minneapolis me miss this flight. Now I have to fly to Seattle."

Pros: "The free run punch and chips they serve right before landing."
Cons: "Reserved seats and they were not honored. Instead we were stuck in the next to last row. Agents were unapologetic and did not care."

Pros: "Easy"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Nice flight attendants. This is the only time we've been served a meal on a flight to Hawaii and it was much appreciated."

Pros: "Ontime , friendly , comfortable, they really do take care of you"

Pros: "Helpful and friendly Flight Attendants, no glitches. Really appreciate the first checked bag free!"
Cons: "Flying on United one of the legs of my vacation!!"

Pros: "Good price, food and drink free, cocktail prior to landing in Oahu, accommodate to have two seats together"
Cons: "Didn't know seat assignment ahead of time, in flight entertainment needed to be paid for"

Cons: "The food that they gave was pasta and no othe alternatives (gluten free and more healthy)"

Pros: "Loved the meal"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I really appreciated the pillow & blanket. I've always wondered why you guys keep it so cold."
Cons: "The hot meal was nice, but I'd prefer salad and soup in this kind of setting."

Pros: "Surprise lunch with wine, gratis--like airlines used to be!"

Pros: "Hawaiian is always wonderful. Still offer free in-flight HOT meal, free glass of wine, cheap headsets if needed. On time, polite crew."

Pros: "Fun hawaiian theme to get you in the hawaiian spirit before landing"
Cons: "Tight seating. Especially when your next to an overweight person and there is no way to climb over them to get to the restroom and they are taking up part of your seat."

Pros: "Some staff were pretty rude and it was on both flights, which was surprising."

Pros: "One small meal in 11 hours and no snacks offered. No bread rolls with the meal Everyone was hungry"

Cons: "the one hour delay"

Pros: "Not really Thier fault as they were waiting on the ground crew but they could have at least turned on the A/C. We were very hot in there waiting."

Pros: "I like the customer service on the plane. They were pleasant. The plane was clean the planes was pretty empty. It was comfortable."
Cons: "I didn't like the people who was at the San Fran airport who checked us in. I have a sister who Is handicap and I needed assistance and they had no Mercy. Honolulu gave us much better service Then San Francisco. The people in Honolulu helped us from the time we exited our car till we got on the plane."

Pros: "Very nice helpful people at Hawaiin airlines"
Cons: "There was a little delay due to my flight being over sold, but Hawaiin airlines as quick to react by switching to a bigger plane. We took off late but still ended up landing on time. wow!"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Excellent service, the food was perfect, they gave us a Ron Hawaiian, it was so yummy...and they gave us a good impression from the island."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "I upgraded my seat while checking in and was satisfied with the amount of leg room I had."
Cons: "While I apprecite the airline wanting to stand out and serving food, but I'm allergic to eggs. Egg sandwiches were served for breakfast."

Pros: "Friendly team, efficient boarding, clean."
Cons: "No wifi. Charge for pillows, blankets, headphones."

Pros: "Relaxing and free tv."
Cons: "Very hospitable ."

Pros: "Everything l just Love it .takin off and landing was Absolutely Flawless congratulations TO The Pilot."
Cons: "Absolutely,Nothing At all"

Pros: "Was pretty comfortable. Seats not too close together. Food was decent."
Cons: "Some staff were friendly but others didnt look like they wanted to be there. Entertainment is hopeless. good only if you pay for it."

Pros: "Great crew!"

Cons: "Very happy traveller"

Pros: "Super comfortable n lovely crew"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "The aircraft is very new and comfortable! The boarding is orderly and well managed"
Cons: "Free wifi onboard!"

Pros: "Polite crew"
Cons: "Movie selection"

Cons: "The food !"

Pros: "We boarded and left on time, the service was good."
Cons: "The picture on the screen for the movie was very poor, although the selection of movies was really good."

Pros: "The crew was amazing! The seats in a business class were very uncomfortable."
Cons: "It’s hard to compare after my recent flight on Emirates which was superb."

Pros: "Very welcoming crew, kept us informed of any changes"
Cons: "The seats are old, no entertainment, really not the quality I expected for an international flight"

Pros: "Pillow and blanket provided!"
Cons: "Flight attendants spoke very loudly during times when most passengers were sleeping, waking everyone around. A personal water bottle would have been nice."

Cons: "Business class is Not a business class seat On the new 737."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "I slept most of the way"

Pros: "Very nice crew and stylish pillows"
Cons: "Food was bland"

Cons: "Older planes are very outdated."

Pros: "Friendly efficient crew. Clean modern Airbus aircraft and no delays."
Cons: "Food was limited and not great."

Pros: "The crew were very friendly and professional. Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good."
Cons: "Boarding was hectic and unorganized, but functional. Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best."

Cons: "Small and bland food. Very limited entertainment. TV didnt work but they gave me an ipad."

Pros: "Service is nice. Very friendly. Food is good."

Pros: "Food was very tasty. In-flight movies were up to date and very good."
Cons: "Seat was hard as a rock. No way to get comfortable on a 10 hour + flight. Seat in front practically is in your face when they recline. I'm not fond of the A330 layout. Give me a 777 any day."

Pros: "The staff was all very nice and I always felt like they were doing their best to help. the situation seemed out of their control. It was nice of the airline to provide hotel and meal vouchers. (The meal vouchers didn't go very far at the Sheraton where all the food is very over priced.)"
Cons: "My flight was delayed 16 hours so I missed my entire trip to Fiji. This is devastating to me and I feel I should be compensated. Fiji Airways didn't notify me of the delay until I was already at the airport checking in so it wasted even more time and money. I bought this ticket because the flight time was convenient. Then it left at 3:55am which is the worst time to leave because I couldn't sleep beforehand and felt awful the whole evening and during the flight and after. To top it off the airline wouldn't check my bag through to my final destination. I was very unhappy with how this occurred."

Pros: "This flight was on-board a Fiji Airways plan, not Air NZ. The crew were fantastic, the food was very tasty, all sorts of drinks available, lots of overhead storage, plenty of entertainment options on video screen, restrooms adequate/typical, great pilot, smooth take-off and landing."
Cons: "I did not enjoy the tiny, cramped seats - the smallest I've been squeezed into in many years. Hard bottom and narrow; when the girl in front of me put her seat back, her headrest was right in front of my teeth. Also, they use the old school dual-headphones that don't sit flat on your ears and there was no jack available for personal ear buds. Opportunities for improvement!"

Pros: "Didn't like anything, meal service was terrible"
Cons: "Never liked anything and will make sure not to take that flight ever again"

Pros: "Nothing. I felt they were racist. Not only were we not able to board the plane early with our Baby based on Veronica denying our request request I notice the female crew would acknowledge the other Babies and never noticed our African American Baby."
Cons: "The food and he service was awful."

Pros: "All service on board was great"
Cons: "Nil"

Pros: "Great crew and vegetarian options for every meal!"
Cons: "No personal monitors at seats"

Pros: "Excellent service, excellent food"
Cons: "Very limited leg room"

Pros: "Service"

Cons: "We were in the last row on the plane for some reason that was not explained....Parts of plane fell on our heads..Not enough room to lower the tray table...Wedged into seat like sardines...Entertainment was the sounds of toilets flushing...We paid a fortune for first half of flight from LAX to Nadi that was excellent...The second leg of trip to Auckland was a HUGE NIGHTMARE that won't be forgotten....Shirley and Ron Richard"

Pros: "Flights were on time. Service was great. I cannot complain about any of my flights on this trip through Fiji Airlines."

Pros: "Nice cabin crew"

Pros: "By far the best flight attendents. Friendly, sincere and happy - the staff was outstanding."
Cons: "The only thing I didn’t like was the food. It badly needs a revamp."

Cons: "Curry, breakfast sausage, amount of leg room."

Pros: "Crew. On time."
Cons: "Foid."

Pros: "Thank you for allowing 1 free bag since many carriers now charge even for the 1st one. Hot meal was good but serving curry may not appeal to all passengers."
Cons: "The lines were long to check our bags. I enjoyed the chicken curry meal but other people did not like it since it was a little spicy."

Pros: "Staff were friendly."
Cons: "Staff could have had more control.of boarding process. Pax just swarmed the boarding line."

Pros: "Quick boarding."
Cons: "This was an older plane than the one from Sydney. No seat back unit. IFE was old screens that drop from the overhead. 2nd show was cut off mid stream due to landing. Seat uncomfortable and showing their age. Full flight so very crowded."

Pros: "Nothing to like."
Cons: "Cancelled the flight going to Christmas Island and wouldn’t reschedule until the following week. Trip that was planned for almost 2 years never happened. At least they could have tried the following day but I guess it was a financial decision and not one made with customer service in mind. I would never fly on them except they’re the only game in town to reach Kiribati."

Pros: "Previously took 4 other Air NZ flights on this trip and loved them - great entertainment, very pleasant and helpful crew. The long flight from Fiji back to the US was partnered with Air Fiji and it was just a bit above average compared to our typical experience with Air NZ. The boarding experience was really good and much more organized than most airlines, which was nice. Plenty of bathrooms available, they came around with water frequently, which is a must on these long flghts, and every seat had their own screen for entertainment, which is very nice."
Cons: "Seats were not very comfortable, not much leg room especially for such a long red eye. Movie and TV selection was limited compared to typical Air NZ flights. Half the crew was somewhat unpleasant and overlooked passengers trying to give them trash and even charitable contributions when they were going around collecting specifically those things. (The other half of the crew was the more typically amazing, customer oriented attitude.) Not sure if Air Fiji just over works its crew or what, but it was not as pleasant. The food was also back to typical just ok airplane food, not normal for Air NZ which has great food and lots of it. We also were not able to pick our seats for this flight, which was not ideal for comfort or location."

Pros: "Friendly staff, good food, comfortable ride."

Pros: "I didn't like anything about this airline !"
Cons: "Where do I start !!!! Horrible service bad food no class ... Would never fly Fiji Airways if I have other options . Sad that it's the only airline flying to Fiji ."

Pros: "Foods"
Cons: "Poor communications between crews and passengers"

Pros: "Everything was perfect - from the crew, to the plane itself, to the entertainment and blankets and seats -- delightful and easy flight!"

Cons: "They lost our luggage and did not compensate us enough to replace what we needed"

Pros: "Comfort of "quiet zone" seating which was an extra $149 per person."
Cons: "Check in clerk and Manager were not very helpful. Check in was a nightmare with no organization for preferred flyers. Boarding was also disorganized and chaotic."

Pros: "Got to Fiji safe."
Cons: "1. Checked in was very slow. When we got done, we have to run to the gate cuz they are already boarding. 2. Seats were very small, too tight even for people with short legs. 3. Not much movies to choose from, it was an 11 hour flight, at least give us more movies to choose from. 4. Just saw crew once, when they were passing out meals and collecting them."

Pros: "On time. Good people."
Cons: "Business class seat could be better"

Pros: "Genuine, warm and welcoming crew. Clean and spacious cabin. Very tasty vegetarian breakfast."

Cons: "Same as above comment. Plus something needs to change about bringing water bottles on to the plane from Fiji airport. It's just dumb to put people on a flight for 10+ hours with no water. Not happy with this experience."

Pros: "The boarding and service by the staff was very good. We had a most comfortable flight to Sydney on FJ911 leaving very promptly. We were given a Sydney newspaper which I appreciated to catch up on news."
Cons: "We were very disappointed in the breakfast and ate little of it. The scrambled egg didn't taste convincing. There were stale potato wedges - luke warm, the sausage resembled devon . The yogurt, muffin and juice were OK. My 2 cups of tea were VERY GOOD. The flight was very COLD. After being in tropical Fiji particularly noticeable ."

Pros: "free food and wine and beer"
Cons: "Entertainment was poor with old screens coming down from the ceiling. No choice of movies."

Cons: ". I was shocked to see social distancing was not implemented with no seats apart and I was in the middle of four seats. If the journey is as important as the destination, then it already failed the minute I was seated in a very intimate setting alongside strangers and seeing the economy class fully booked. The airline defended this by saying they have special economy seats but I complained that this is not equitable since the seats are limited and not everyone could afford an upgrade. Even if they could, the passengers would still be seated side by side and the total number of passengers aboard a tight and enclosed space or load factor is still very high. The airline’s policy was so inconsistent with the very rigid rules of the different government agencies upon disembarkation."

Pros: "The crew were attentive & accommodating."
Cons: "Food was not that good at all."

Pros: "Yes, the crew were amazing.. since I was booked In the economy class, it was not that comfortable but good enough."
Cons: "There are not much choice for food aside from the usual that come from the airline catering service."

Cons: "Not enough drinks offered for 15 hr flight"

Pros: "No!"

Cons: "The transfer in Manila was like nowhere else. After the security check we were sent outside where buses were driving to claim our checked-in luggage to take it for another check just to drop it one minute later. Anywhere in the world if you board a flight with a stop-over you see your luggage at the final destination, not the case if you fly trough Manila."

Cons: "No movies, seats were hard , could have used more beverages."

Cons: "food was so bad. bread/roll was served long after the food is served, due to zoning assignments. NO FREAKING INFLIGHT ENtERtainment the whole FReaking 14hrs of flight time. very poor, very bad for expensive airfare tickets"

Cons: "Would be better if flight arrived on time & we didn't have to wait for 30 minutes on the plane waiting for a terminal to be available"

Pros: "The flights were fine. The service good. The airplanes clean."
Cons: "The food was not as good as other Asian airlines. Transferring planes in Manila is a nightmare. They performed an extensive passport check and 2 additional security checks for everyone. Took almost 2 hours. Had to be chaperoned to the next terminal. Manila airport is a disorganized mess. Not the airlines fault but be aware when transferring through Manila"

Pros: "Yes, they were nice and approachable at all time. The seat was fine, I slept most of the time"

Pros: "I particularly admire the free media entertainment options and quality of the meals served!"
Cons: "I was seated in the middle of the cabin, where it is rows of four seats, and the way the space under the seats in front of them were divided caused there to only be three separate and staggered places to put carry-on bags. With all four of us in my row needing to put bags under there, it was dicey."

Pros: "The crew was amazing, the seat was excellent"
Cons: "Having the luggage checked in transit without going out to open it for inspection"

Pros: "The crew is all right helpful."
Cons: "The flight time keep on changing:("

Pros: "Very friendly staff and modern plane."

Cons: "Biz class was so so"

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "The baggages are very very late."

Cons: "Stellar service from check-in especially cabin staff was on point. Thank you PAL"

Pros: "I loved the space in Business class. It was comfortable and great for sleeping."
Cons: "The movies in the entertainment system were boring and the food fell short of what I would expect from business class."

Pros: "The chair was comfy! It could adjust to ANY position you need."
Cons: "My crab cakes were just mush and my tv remote didn’t work."

Pros: "Lots of space and warm, soft, pillows and blankets."
Cons: "My entertainment remote didn’t work and they ran out of mango juice and the bangus."

Pros: "Some of the crew are really friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Space was very tight. I can’t imagine how the tall people can fit."

Pros: "Clean comfortable plane. Decent leg room. Attentive staff"
Cons: "Manila airport needs upgrades"

Pros: "Flights to Manila and Denpasar were fine."
Cons: "During the long 15hour layover to Bali, lunch and dinner vouchers were provided as long as you stay in the terminal. However, if you decide to leave the terminal, you had to relinquish the vouchers. No access was given to use the Mabuhay lounge and there’s not much options for rest or entertainment at Terminal 2."

Pros: "Broken tv control and head sets x 2 wish I could have used my bose"

Pros: "Why there’s an extra charge if you seat in row 53 below. They put me to row 71."

Pros: "Most ofit"
Cons: "Transfers in manill"

Pros: "Excellent crew, very attentive and polite. New/newly refurbished plane and very clean."
Cons: "I thought I read somewhere that Premium Economy had their own toilets but that didn't seem to be the case. The Mabuhay Lounge (for those with access) is in need of a renovation and can be hard to find seats."

Pros: "Add veggie food as an option for vegetarians people"
Cons: "To cold and no veggie food"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Very nice attendant"
Cons: "Very irresponsible staff"

Pros: "Liked the crew - ground and in air folks are always awesome. Pinoy food is always yummy and their J&B Whiskey is always welcoming."
Cons: "Nothing except for the price. Checked again the following week and it was $100 cheaper. Sucks but what can I do???"

Pros: "Had to upgrade to sit at the bulkhead area. Seating areas are too tight."
Cons: "Sitting near the bathroom smelled very bad."

Pros: "Great crew, smooth flight, good selection of movies (economy)"

Pros: "Like the movies, but had a problem with the iPad provided"
Cons: "I did not like the smaller seats, spaces& the tv iPad . The stewardess were not quick assisting the passengers. They did not make sure the toilet supplies are replenished. The food were not good. I am a frequent flyer, the food they served were all the same."

Cons: "Unorganized for seating, they don’t prioritize family with a baby to seat together. 12:35am flight still delayed!"

Pros: "Very happy the crew was good all in all a good flight and great value for money."

Pros: "all the services and the staff are all friendly.none"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "Nice crew. Delicious food"

Pros: "I liked the fact that it was relatively efficient terms of service on the plane. Flight attendants were courteous and hospitable, despite the fact that the flight was full. It was also a relatively smooth flight."
Cons: "First of all, it took a very long time to check-in, despite the fact that I had done web check-in the night before. I think a lot of people felt the same way. It took also a very long time before we took off. We were told that it was because of the luggage being loaded but it took almost 2 hours before we finally took off. In the plane, there was a man who was obviously intoxicated and was talking in a very loud voice. I think that someone should have spoken to him about his behavior and proper decorum on the plane. Also, the flight didn't have WiFi working on the plane as well (we were told that it wasn't working) and the seat back was broken. I wish that they had told us that ahead of time to manage expectations. I hope that the next flight that I take on Philippine Airlines will be better. I hope that these comments/suggestions will really be taken into consideration so that they can make their service even better because I would really want to use Philippine Airlines again."

Pros: "Toilets were kept clean through out the flight. New and clean airplane. Good space between the seats."
Cons: "Flight attendant was rude in general (serving food, drinks, answering questions), he skipped rows when giving hot towels (I wasn't served a hot towel). In-flight entertainment: limited movie selection, even more limited tv shows selection. Music section was very poor, it needs more selection with variaty, known artists, more radio channels. And music tracks should be in a tracklist form with song information, not only 1 hour-long tracks of back to back music (with no info). Meals - Mains were ok, deserts were terrible in both of my flights. Snacks were also bad, a scone and beef and cheese sandwich. Very blend, white bread only and oily. We weren't served enough bevarages, so oily and high-carb foods made me very thursty. No water fountains, it'd be great to have some around since staff does not give enough beverage and I was forced to chuck my water before boarding the airplane (the water I bought in the airport after passport check!!!!!!!) It was extremely cold."

Pros: "I was really amazed with all the staff working for the airline. They were all very nice and helped so much with my handicapped mother before, during, and after our flight. It was already a long flight and very difficult so the staff definitely helped tremendously. The staff were very accommodating all throughout the flight. Very impressive customer service."
Cons: "We didn't have much leg room for the long 14 hour flight. And the paper towels in the bathroom were a bit thin so it was hard to dry your hands after washing."

Pros: "Was able to use the wifi to access the internet for free for 30 minutes of the flight. Can pay $20 to have it through the entire flight but limited to on 150 MBs. Transfer at MNL for domestic flight was flawless."
Cons: "Seat cushion was very hard. No movies were available on the individual screens. I could not get the myPAL app to work with the wifi and use the entertainment options on it. This was on RP-C7775."

Pros: "Flight from SFO to Manila was fine. On time without delay. Once we landed in Manila, our connecting flight was delayed. We were stuck at Manila international airport and not allowed to leave after coming through immigration! 8 hours in a terrible airport with no proper restaurant or bar! Only snack and coffee shops. Would have been nice to know ahead of time so that we could have at least gone into town."
Cons: "8 hour delay Being stuck at airport unable to leave Lack of a sit down restaurant or bar"

Pros: "The crew was polite and boarding was okay"
Cons: "Being in a cramped space for fourteen hours in opinion is torture, they need to give passengers who travel 12 hours more leg room I am 6'2" and being cramp is not good."

Pros: "The friendly hospitality"
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Nonstop route, and entertainment."

Pros: "Nice music while boarding. Good food."
Cons: "We boarded early yet it took 45 minutes to take off. No complaints besides that."

Pros: "Left on time, super friendly staff which is rare in my other options (usa carriers), the only non stop flight without layover available to me, faster than before by an hour, food really pretty good for airline food and lots of it. Good entertainment options for no extra charge. Did not get nickel and dimed over crappy movies and a bag of peanuts like USA based airlines love to do. Will use again as usual."
Cons: "Nothing except business class is so damn expensive. I would love to try it someday."

Cons: "Departure time of 10pm..... didn't leave til after 11pm. and then we are sent to Guam. Nowhere on my ticket said we were to go to Guam. HORRIBLE SERVICE"

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