EVER WONDERED HOW A TOTAL ECLIPSE looks from high above the clouds? Commercial flights are changing schedules and giving detours to catch the core of solar eclipses. Last year a Lufthansa plane going from Chicago to Munich got rerouted to get a glimpse of darkness during the March 20 solar eclipse. Same thing occurred yesterday, when some lucky passengers of Alaska Airlines’ flight 870 going from Anchorage to Honolulu found out their route was being adjusted to intercept the path of this amazing event. Now, that’s customer service!
The next total solar eclipse will happen on August 21, 2017, and it will traverse the US entirely from the West Coast to the East Coast. That’s a lot of commercial flights that could potentially intercept the eclipse. You might wanna keep an eye on that.