Alaska Airlines Changes Flight Time, Path So Passengers Can See Total Solar Eclipse

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Later today, an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Honolulu will intercept a total solar eclipse, much to the delight of the 163 passengers on board.

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That’s not by accident. Alaska Airlines altered the flight schedule and will alter the flight path to catch almost two minutes of the eclipse in flight after being alerted of the possibility by a veteran eclipse chaser. In fact over a dozen eclipse chasers got window seats on the flight for the rare opportunity. (Hopefully they booked it with 12,500 Avios one way!)

Check out the full story on the eclipse, Alaska’s plan for it, and how you can track the flight in this Alaska Airlines blog post.

I caught the 1991 total solar eclipse when I was four years old. It was the last total solar eclipse on American soil, but it was only visible from Hawaii. The last total solar eclipse on the American mainland was 1979. The next one is next year and will sweep across the continental United States from South Carolina to Oregon. Umbraphiles are already making plans for the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017. More information here.

http://www.eclipse2017.org/eclipse2017_main.htm
From http://www.eclipse2017.org/eclipse2017_main.htm

Hat Tip @WandrMe on Twitter


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