You Can Book a Special Flight on Delta Airlines that Follows the Solar Eclipse!

We all know how spectacular solar eclipses can be, and the one coming up on April 8th is sure to put on a show. The path of totality will be crossing through much of the country, from Texas up to Maine.

Seeing it from the ground is one thing, but seeing it from 30,000 feet has to be something else!

You can now book a flight on a Delta airlines flight from Austin to Detroit that is specifically designed to spend as much time in the path of totality as possible! Now obviously weather and air traffic control have the power to adjust the flight plans for safety reasons, but the view of the eclipse from air plane would be spectacular!

Delta flight 1218 will be specifically operated on an A220-300, which will offer especially premium viewing due to the aircraft’s extra-large windows. The flight will depart from Austin at 12:15 p.m. CT and land in Detroit at 4:20 p.m. ET — timed to give those on board the best chance of safely viewing the solar eclipse at its peak.

Not surprisingly, if you want to take this flight, it will cost you. One way tickets will cost over $500.

Even if you aren’t on this special flight, Delta travelers will also have prime eclipse-viewing opportunities on five additional routes on April 8, so don’t forget your protective viewing glasses if you’re on these flights:

  • DL 5699, DTW-HPN, 2:59 pm EST departure, ERJ-175
  • DL 924, LAX-DFW, 8:40 am PST departure, A320
  • DL 2869, LAX-SAT, 9:00 am PST departure, A319
  • DL 1001, SLC-SAT, 10:08 am MST departure, A220-300
  • DL 1683, SLC-AUS, 9:55 am MST departure, A320