DALLAS- Southwest Airlines (WN) offers a unique chance to observe the total solar eclipse of next year while soaring through the skies.
Southwest Airlines has pinpointed certain flights with a high probability of being along the direct or partial paths of the significant celestial event scheduled for April 8, 2024. Four of these flights either take off or land at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL).
Southwest Airlines Solar Eclipse Experience
The 2024 eclipse’s path of totality will traverse various U.S. states where Southwest Airlines operates. Which includes Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Texas, and more.
Southwest Airlines Network and Schedule Planners simulated the operational day based on the moon’s shadow projections for the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. The following Southwest flights are most likely to provide passengers with the best view of this remarkable moment:
- Southwest Flight #1252: Leaves Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) at 12:45 p.m. CDT, heading to Pittsburgh.
- Southwest Flight #1721: Departs from Austin at 12:50 p.m. CDT, en route to Indianapolis.
- Southwest Flight #1910: Takes off from St. Louis at 1:20 p.m. CDT, with Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) as its destination.
These flights may also cross the path of totality during their scheduled operating hours:
- Southwest Flight #955: Leaves Dallas (Love Field) at 12:50 p.m. CDT, heading to Chicago (Midway).
- Southwest Flight #506: Departs Milwaukee at 1:05 p.m. CDT, bound for Dallas (Love Field).
- Southwest Flight #1734: Takes off from Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) at 1:35 p.m. CDT, en route to Indianapolis.
- Southwest Flight #1682: Departs Chicago (Midway) at 1:30 p.m. CDT, with Austin as the destination.
- Southwest Flight #3108: Leaves Nashville at 1:40 p.m. CDT, heading to Dallas (Love Field).
2024 Total Solar Eclipse
According to scientists, the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8 will be the last opportunity to witness such an event in the United States until 2045. The most recent total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. occurred in 2017.
Southwest Airlines’ Chief Meteorologist, David Dillahunt, stated, “Today’s annular solar eclipse provided an exciting preview of the total solar eclipse coming next year. Our Meteorology and Network Planning Teams have pinpointed the best chances for a spectacular viewing experience. With our flight schedule, we can offer hundreds of seats in the sky for eclipse enthusiasts, and we’re eager to provide a wonderful experience while celebrating with our valued Customers.”
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