Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to Austin
Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from San Francisco to Austin. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from San Francisco to Austin.
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Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
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All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
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An average nonstop flight takes 3h 27m, covering a distance of 1501 miles.
There are 235 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Austin per week, averaging 33 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on JetBlue ($54) and Frontier ($57), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($133) and Frontier ($138).
Alaska Airlines (5 times daily), American Airlines (5 times daily), Air Canada (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From San Francisco to Austin, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Austin back to San Francisco , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Austin Bergstrom, also known as Austin Airport.
If you would like to relax and watch the airport’s planes take off, head to the outdoor terrace that is in Boarding Area G of San Francisco International Airport. To learn more about the airport’s history and see what amenities it offers for guests, take one of the three self guided tours that are offered in the different terminals.
California Lifestyle can be found in Terminal 3 of San Francisco International Airport and sells traditional souvenirs and products from the local region, while 100% Pure is located nearby and offers organic skincare. The Bay Area Club House is near Boarding Area F and sells professional sports memorabilia.
Although Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is serviced by the Bus No 100 Airport Flyer, the easiest way to travel downtown is by taking a taxi. Taxis are stationed outside of the Arrivals terminal 24h a day, and minimum fares start at $12.10.
To stay somewhere budget-friendly yet comfortable, book a room at the Comfort Suites Austin Airport, a hotel with a free shuttle to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and is less than 10 mi from the local convention center. The Hilton Austin Airport is a chic option that also has a shuttle service and is a 17m drive from downtown.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Everything was great and we had plenty of room. Attendants were nice. Flight was on time and uneventful."
Cons: "We paid for Premium upgrade, but needed a pair of headphones. They charged us for it which seemed petty given the Premium upgrade. I wish the audio for the entertainment system would MF have had closed captions."
Cons: "Waiting on one way too long. More than 1hr"
Pros: "The pilot went around to passengers and apologized foe delay."
Cons: "3 plus hours of delay????"
Cons: "I love Alaska"
Cons: "WIFI was not working"
Pros: "landed close to on time"
Cons: "seat is uncomfortable, very basic first class amenities."
Pros: "Wish there were blankets available"
Pros: "All smooth."
Cons: "All okay"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "More room"
Cons: "Didn’t like sitting on tarmac for 40 minutes after arriving. Got very warm and uncomfortable to breathe"
Cons: "No worthy"
Cons: "the new saver fare option sucks, it makes travel more stressful and very undignified"
Cons: "I was not notified that my card was declined and this caused a ton of delays"
Cons: "The plane was amazingly cramped."
Cons: "Free food and blankets"
Pros: "Surprised to find seat was comfortable.."
Pros: "How smooth and orderly the whole trip went"
Pros: "Movie selection was good"
Cons: "I was assigned a middle seat on a full flight. But the back 2 rows were nearly empty"
Cons: "No snacks :("
Cons: "It is much better now"
Cons: "Not being delayed"
Cons: "Extra leg space"
Pros: "I liked the mood lighting, the spacious area under the seat in front of my aisle seat, the choice in movies, and that every seat had a screen."
Cons: "The takeoff and landing were smooth except that the plane felt like it was fishtailing a bit. Otherwise, it was great!"
Cons: "Alaska has utterly ruined Virgin’s first class experience, and the food is garbage."
Cons: "Alaskan did away with the food & drinks on demand, part of which made virgin so special. Also internet did not work and documentation of it was wrong anyway, not good for work commuters. Flight was over a halfhour late taking off, however displays said ontime and sfo staff ignored the queue waiting to ask questions"
Cons: "Nothing, all was perfect!"
Cons: "Delay Part not available"
Pros: "Awesome staff and plane. I Miss virgin!! well done to Alaska for keeping the spirit alive."
Cons: "Changed gates twice, boarded late, sat ont he runway, waited for a gate on arrival and then waited for baorrding ramp."
Pros: "Que aparte de la bebida sirvan un sanduche o algo para comer"
Cons: "Boarding via bus to plane. Delays due to mechanical issues at both departure and arrival. Staying on the plane while maintenance is performed. No complimentary snacks or drinks after losing value on ticket price."
Pros: "The food and drinks were good once they got there. Entertainment was adequate."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, the charger under the seat didn't work, the flight attendants said to just order food and drinks on the screen but it took at least 30 minutes for them to arrive."
Pros: "No one in the middle seat... friendly attentive staff. Clean plane."
Cons: "It was very nice no complaints"
Pros: "Perfect trip no complaints!"
Cons: "I liked all of it"
Cons: "You are no different then other airlines. Nothing sets you apart."
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "The plane was late. I was tired"
Cons: "I forgot my headphones. $3 to borrow a pair from virgin?"
Pros: "Planes , Free movies , staff that appears they care"
Pros: "Had my bags in an incredible 10 minutes"
Pros: "Arrived earlier. Good accommodations."
Pros: "I was checking in in a fluster and trying to attach my bag tags. A agent came over and helped me (for some reason I had taken the entire sticky back off ha!) and then he took my bag for me right from the kiosk. I was super impressed"
Cons: "needed more water"
Cons: "If United can serve more than orange juice or water, so can you"
Pros: "I arrived early"
Pros: "The pilot introduced himself and kept us updated on the weather and turbulent."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "This was a very very old plane and the entertainment option was terrible. The 3.5 mm ports were all messed up, and I tried 4 different ones. The TVs flickered and were extremely tiny. There were only 3 movies to chose from. The seats were terribly uncomfortable and the one in front of me was falling apart. The crew said that they cleaned plane prior to everyone boarding but it was visibly dirty."
Pros: "Quick, quiet and comfortable"
Pros: "The seat was comfortable. The price was not."
Cons: "I wish they had peanuts."
Pros: "I slept reasonably well."
Cons: "More comfortable seats/more leg room."
Cons: "Movies not working. Aircraft kinda worn. Late departure and arrival due to weather"
Cons: "Poor movie selection/ purchase for outdated headphones required. No USB."
Cons: "Sold out of the food I wanted. Massive delay."
Cons: "Not many kid friendly videos."
Pros: "Each seat had power outlet for laptop as well as a USB port"
Pros: "The plane hit heavy turbulence a few times and gave me hope that the sweet succor of death would come."
Cons: "Having someone else give me a lap dance nonconsensually."
Cons: "Had to wait over 1/2 hour on runway because there gate was not available when we arrived in Austin."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Easy & on time."
Cons: "Nothing negative"
Pros: "It was good"
Cons: "Almost too good."
Pros: "experienced pilot, frequent attention by flight staff, coach seat comfort, flight was less than 5 hours, flight was on time, comfort in airport while waiting"
Cons: "All good."
Pros: "Even with a full flight, JetBlue offers up-to-date planes with comfortable seating, plenty of leg room and free WI-fi for a very positive customer experience."
Pros: "Service with a smile!"
Cons: "Absolutely nothing!"
Cons: "JFK..... horrible"
Pros: "The aircraft was clean and comfortable and everything went official"
Cons: "The film did not work"
Pros: "you had gluten free choices"
Cons: "need expanded gluten free menu"
Pros: "Pretty standard service"
Cons: "Pretty standard service"
Cons: "Your airline is always late, always. One hour this time, longer than usual."
Pros: "I always like the direct TV and appreciated that the staff was aware of the delay we went threw. They did give us free snack boxes which was a small token i comparison but appreciated."
Cons: "Really simple: A mechanical delay forced us to have a plane flown in from Newark."
Cons: "assigned to seat which did not go back......terribly uncomfortable."
Pros: "loved the accessibility of the treats and cold drinks"
Pros: "everything else is good"
Cons: "I like this app very much！"
Pros: "Smooth from Checking in, to baggage claim... the crew showed themselves to be professionals ..."
Cons: "Too hot and stuffy."
Pros: "the crew"
Cons: "the food is poor... there was delay."
Pros: "On time clean plane and terminal baggage came quickly"
Cons: "MAJOR MULTIPLE DELAYS. UNABLE TO MOVE FLIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE MY SCHEDULE"
Pros: "Passenger service"
Cons: "SFO organization and signs"
Pros: "Customer service over the phone was amazing."
Cons: "I paid double to change my flight and then it was canceled and then had to rebook for another flight that was suppose to leave at 9pm but didn't leave til 12am. One of the worst days of my life"
Pros: "The night kit"
Cons: "They reconfigured the flight home adding more time onto the flight - I missed my connecting bus ride because of this."
Pros: "The boarding was good"
Cons: "The food service was very poor."
Pros: "First airline I've been on with wi-go that really works. Plane was immaculate."
Pros: "The wonderful hospitality"
Cons: "There isn't much i didn't like"
Cons: "Schedule delay by more than 2 hours"
Pros: "5hr delay, no food voucher, no explanations"
Cons: "Terrible, will never fly again"
Pros: "Everything !"
Pros: "It was comfortable and had a lot of space in the airplane"
Cons: "That I had to pay for the blanket in flight. They used to be free."
Cons: "Snacks, and drinks"
Pros: "Cleanliness. Safety. Friendly."
Cons: "Delightful experience except at SFO checkin."
Pros: "Covid safety protocols and people following was excellent."
Cons: "Serve alcohol :)"
Pros: "Social distanced seating"
Pros: "Crew great....moved passengers around near us for Covid related separation."
Cons: "Cramped.....too many seats in too small of a plane....I'm 6ft / 190 lbs"
Pros: "Good organization, good hygiene, polite crew."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Aircraft was too warm. Needed more air!"
Pros: "compared with other airlines they were just OK"
Pros: "The crews were very fast and efficient. The Dinner was good but the breakfast was very basic."
Cons: "The seat was so crammy and disgustingly uncomfortable"
Cons: "My monitor isn’t really working after rebooted. And the audio hole wasn’t tight enough"
Cons: "They could improve the boarding process."
Pros: "On time, smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "Better food and more water."
Pros: "My seat didn't recline"
Pros: "Quick boarding process"
Cons: "Wifi stopped working halfway"
Pros: "Lots of in flightentertainment options"
Cons: "4 hour delay on take-off and despite that my luggage didn't make it onto the flight."
Pros: "Free food. Extra room."
Cons: "Waiting on runway"
Pros: "Delta Comfort om commuter jet"
Pros: "Flew us safely home."
Cons: "We waiting on the runway for over a long period."
Pros: "Cheese plate"
Cons: "TheyCharge me $25 for my bag and I’m at Delta sky Miles older plus the American Express platinum card holder it’s supposed to not be charged"
Pros: "Inflight Service is great"
Cons: "3 hours delay"
Pros: "My upgrade was fabulous!"
Pros: "Had the whole Comfort section to myself!"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Flying into blizzards suck, don’t do it"
Pros: "Nice equipment for the ride and pleasant staff"
Cons: "There is no place to specifically order vegetarian options in booking. Luckily virgin carries extra"
Pros: "Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy"
Pros: "Good food and movies. Comfy seating with plenty of room."
Pros: "Free movies helped the time fly by. Stewardess, or whatever the PC word us now, Britt was awesome"
Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"
Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."
Pros: "All I need to say."
Pros: "it was great experience"
Pros: "Comfort and boarding"
Cons: "Delay and food"
Pros: "It was my husband's birthday and the stewardess (red dress, long brown hair) went out of her way to make him feel special by bringing champagne, cookies and even chocolate once we were getting off the plane. I was very touched."
Cons: "The guy next to me was kind of smelly but was very nice."
Cons: "Missed connection"
Pros: "Very smooth"
Cons: "Asked for hot tea but what I got was barely tepid."
Pros: "Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks."
Cons: "The attendents only served one round of beverages in Comfort Plus."
Pros: "Individual screen and USB port"
Cons: "No issues that could be controlled I.e. Person in seat in front for mine leaning way ......"
Pros: "What they offer is OK."
Cons: "Price of food"
Cons: "Boarding took too long - full plane and double seat booking changed 10 minutes early estimate to 20 minutes late"
Pros: "The boarding process was very smooth and we took off early and the crew was great and then we also arrived 30 minutes early."
Cons: "Nothing could be changed."
Pros: "Took care of us, gave us snacks and drinks, and pillows and blankets"
Cons: "Plane almost caught up in flames. Gas was filled through the entire plane. Had a big scare."
Cons: "Crowded and hot just like Miami"
Cons: "Its okay"
Cons: "No delays"
Cons: "It is what it is, doesn’t have to be better"
Pros: "seat was basic. prefer having tv screens in the seatbacks as opposed to using my tiny phone as a viewing screen."
Cons: "prefer having tv screens in the seatbacks as opposed to using my tiny phone as a viewing screen. only food available besides pretzel was pay food."
Cons: "More beverages"
Cons: "The gate agents called all boarding groups with the boarding queue extending the entire length of the jet bridge and into the terminal beyond the gate area, making us stand in line ten to fifteen minutes longer for no reason."
Pros: "Travel time was great"
Cons: "The chairs can be more comfortable."
Cons: "It would’ve been nice if we made it to fort Meyers!"
Pros: "Puntual, connexion gates very closed,"
Cons: "I need to paid 100$ or more to have a seat"
Pros: "Everything no complain"
Cons: "I like everything Everything no complain"
Cons: "The seat assignments based on loyalty status - rude gate agents"
Pros: "Good entertainment selection"
Cons: "Most was as expected."
Pros: "Nice new aircraft - clean and comfortable. Entertainment selection and system is excellent. SFO airport is clean and efficient"
Cons: "I DO NOT like JFK airport. The signage is poor and it's difficult to figure out where you need to go. There aren't enough monitors and people in the airport are rude (including staff)"
Pros: "Delayed and no AC working..."
Pros: "Good friendly service. Flights were on time."
Cons: "I was on a flight to Dallas on an American Airline flight which arrived late due to weather conditions, and the connecting flight didn't even wait for me although they know why I couldn't make it on time. And I was only late for about 5 minutes."
Pros: "Did not use"
Cons: "Tight seating"
Cons: "I got to Moscow, SVO. I didn't receive my bag. This sucks."
Pros: "The food was great!"
Cons: "The new baggage rule limits you to two bags in business on international flights☹️"
Pros: "Love these Non-stop to Austin even though they are always full. Thanks for this luxury of non having to transfer in Dallas."
Cons: "The down side is that these planes are smaller so we didn't have any entertainment and therefore no place to charge digital devices. There is however, wifi to purchase."
Pros: "Everything was timely, courteous & pleasant. The aircraft was very clean."
Pros: "Pilot did good job in tricky conditions at landing."
Cons: "Wish food were served."
Pros: "Everything was on time and luggage arrived at my final destination"
Cons: "Free wifi would be amazing :)"
Pros: "The entire fly, connections, food and both crews excelente. Flight on time."
Pros: "Airline and crew looked after us and kept us informed. My app said the flight was delayed but the captain didn't seem to know this so we sat for half an hour or more after planned departure. Maybe he hoped to get an earlier slot. We were 30 mins late in the end."
Cons: "No food for purchase, just a drink and biscuit."
Pros: "WHAT FOOD.,,,,,,.AA DOSE NOT FEE US OR HAVE ANY ENTERTAINMENT,"
Cons: "NOTHING AA IS JUST AS BAD AS FIJI AIRWAYS"
Pros: "No food at all."
Cons: "Late by 40 min"
Pros: "The comfortable sitting and good hospitality by staff. Timely departure and smooth landing of aircraft."
Pros: "New plane with leather like seats and good entertainment system."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Worst airline I have ever used. Continuously bad experiences."
Pros: "Crew were friendly and helpful, the magazine was worth reading and the flight was smooth and on time."
Cons: "The seat felt like a wooden block was strapped to my back."
Cons: "It was delayed for about a half an hour. Other than that it was great"
Cons: "No snack"
Pros: "Lots of free movies."
Cons: "No free food."
Cons: "it was really bumpy"
Cons: "I was told I had to check my duffle bag at the gate, that there was no room for it. When I dot to my dirty seat I found room for three of my bags in the overhead compartment."
Cons: "Pathetic airline service especially towards senior citizens.. One of the worst airline.. Poor baggage tracking system and Etihad staff lacks knowledge about their own airline.."
Pros: "Everything very nice peaple"
Cons: "It would be nice to have a little more room on airplanes anymore..."
Pros: "Flight departed on time. Good seat pitch in economy. Food and beverages included and tasted good surprisingly. Crew were helpful and efficient. Plenty of entertainment options for film, TV and music."
Cons: "Do not like the process of boarding by group number. Another way of squeezing money out of the consumer. Also causes chaos when trying to board. Seats too narrow in economy especially if your broad shouldered."
Pros: "Pilot had technical expertise and landed well. Crew was polite to passengers on red eye by keeping it quiet and dim."
Cons: "I was flying with Air Canada. The UI for watching movies was not good, it had a hard time to respond to the inputs. It was also hard to move the videos forward to the part I needed. Plus, the audio wasn't working well with my own earphones."
Pros: "Movie selection"
Cons: "More drink service"
Cons: "No Wi-Fi but swayback said Wi-Fi"
Cons: "Delayed boarding, no room in overhead bins even after being charged extra for carryon and had to stuff it at my feet, even at row 15, after being charged more for that too."
Pros: "That the flight wasn't any longer than it was"
Cons: "A bit hot n stuffy"
Pros: "Love the ability to watch films on my device by way of United WiFi"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Cons: "The upgrade standby list was never cleared. My production assistant was number 1 in line for an upgrade and didn’t get it because someone at DEN forgot to do their job."
Cons: "To actually be on it would’ve been awesome"
Pros: "We arrives early."
Cons: "Very long walk to next gate. No golf carts wanted to bring US. Wife is pregnant"
Cons: "Another airport would be better, no extra charges for bags would be even better!"
Pros: "Better staff"
Cons: "Still terrible"
Cons: "Overall good thanks"
Cons: "I missed my sister graduating because of avianca"
Pros: "Boarding, service, staff attitudes, on time and deplaning"
Cons: "Staff kinda rude"
Cons: "So uncomfortable."
Pros: "SFO-SYD was great. My luggage was left behind in SYD when I landed QZN!!! Not amused!"
Cons: "Them losing my luggage!"
Pros: "The crew's friendliness"
Cons: "Their tardiness as usual. You can always count on a United flight to be late 99% of the time. The icing on the cake is when they misplaced one of my luggage. Two pieces got sent to 2 different flights. The end result is I have to wait for my second piece of luggage to be delivered on a different day."
Pros: "Arrived a little early!"
Cons: "7/8 size Brazilian airplane."
Pros: "The Boeing 787 plane was very nice. The window shading control is unique!"
Cons: "Thanks United for keeping my diet in check."
Pros: "On time , and good service"
Pros: "Refer Austin to San Francisco"
Cons: "Refer Austin to San Francisco. I do not like being the one that is negative in a rating but our experience with simply untenable. I observe the most of the passengers were also unhappy and openly complaint."
Pros: "Groups should board front to back so people aren't squeezing by each other to get to their seats."
Cons: "Oh my god these seats are uncomfortable"
Pros: "There was nobody in the middle seat, which was nice."
Cons: "The wifi broke, and the flight arrived one hour late. It wasn't the best experience."
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "the wifi didn't work and TV is a paid option."
Pros: "Staff was wonderful"
Cons: "Had to pay for entertainment."
Pros: "The staff was nice and we arrived 40 mins early!!! That never happens!!"
Cons: "Arrived in SFO late due to delay from SBP on flight 5022. Rushed to the gate for flight 5992 which was scheduled to board at 2:00 and depart at 2:25. Arrived at the gate at 2:12 with 4 other passengers, 3 of which came from flight 5022. Found the door to the jetway closed and no airline employee to be seen. One fellow passenger ran to a neighboring gate to ask an employee for help and was told they could not help us. Another passenger called united customer service and was put on hold. At 2:23 the united employee emerged from the jetway and told us that we had gotten there too late. When we told the employee that all 5 passengers had been waiting at the gate for ever 10 minutes, the employee argued, insisted that we were lying. This was not only extremely unprofessional but also added insult to injury after we had missed this flight due to fault 100% on united's shoulders and none of our own. I am completely baffled how an employee could not wait just a few minutes when you have 5 passengers rushing in late. The employee could have looked in the system and seen that we were already on the ground and coming from a near by gate. I was rebooked on flight 1889 at a later time. After boarding 1889 a maintenance issue was detected requiring all passengers to deplane. It is beyond me why this issue was not discovered until after the flight had been boarded, when at that time the plane had been sitting at the gate for over two hours. After being delayed over an hour we were on our way to Austin. Ultimately I arrived in Austin 5 hours after my original arrival time due to the incompetence of united airlines. I was disappointed by the lack of professionalism and compassion by united employees throughout the ordeal."
Pros: "Easy quick boarding - attendants seemed to watch and keep the misc items from going into the overhead."
Cons: "Being woken up to see if I wanted water or food"
Cons: "Long delay in San Francisco"
Pros: "I enjoyed how much room I had, and I enjoyed being served hot tea twice on a three hour flight."
Cons: "I wish the plan had device charge ports since they offer in-flight entertainment on your device."
Cons: "okay because it was short"
Pros: "The stewardess miss polanxo was great"
Cons: "-It said you can watch the movie using your personal device using WIFI; 99% the WIFI will drop or not working at all."
Pros: "It was a good flight."
Pros: "Flight and crew was great."
Cons: "Kids whose mother didn't seem to think it was appropriate to keep her damn kids quiet during basically an overnight flight, let them fight continuously, making noise and kicking the back of my seat even after repeated attempts at glaring at all of them. Really wish flight attendants would get more involved in these situations. Sigh."
Cons: "My itinerary had to completely change."
Pros: "Friendly crew, boarding was pretty efficient"
Cons: "No complimentary snacks on the flight from Austin to Los Angelss. Entertainment was non existent unless you paid for wifi, even then you can't stream videos and no TVs at all"
Pros: "Our tickets had no assigned seats so we checked in at the gate. The attendant was very helpful but could only offer us middle seats sitting apart from one another. When we scanned our passes at the gate we were surprised to learn she found us seats together with extra leg room! What a treat!"
Pros: "Movies were ok."
Cons: "Openly rude, almost argumentative staff. I was afraid to talk back because the last thing I want is any accusation of bad behavior on an airplane. But if this were a restaurant, the customers would get up and leave without eating. I've never had this experience on China Airlines or Japan Air. I will never use UA again."
Cons: "Seat could not recline, voucher was only a small fraction of the ticket fare that I paid. This is a business class seat."
Cons: "Delayed flight. Got in later then needed."
Pros: "Had the whole row to myself! Got to relax and lay down the whole flight."
Cons: "Wifi cost $7; only worked 15 min."
Cons: "Had to pay over $200 to check bags and dog, won't be flying United anytime soon."
Airlines flying from San Francisco to Austin have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to Austin
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Francisco to Austin
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Francisco to Austin
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San Francisco to Austin
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