Delta Air Lines Adds Second Eclipse Flight After First Sold Out in 24 Hours

by Anthony Losanno
Solar Eclipse

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Last week, I wrote about how Delta Air Lines was offering a special flight on April 8th for those interested in seeing the solar eclipse from cruising altitude. The flight between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) will provide a prime viewing opportunity and it sold out in less than 24 hours.

Searches for path-of-totality flights increased by over 1,500% since Delta announced the first flight. A flight from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) has been added on April 8th. It will depart Dallas at 12:30 PM CST and land at 4:20 PM EST. The flight will be operated by an Airbus A321neo with 20 First Class, 42 Comfort+, and 132 Main Cabin seats.

Delta A321

On April 8th when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, the sun will be blocked for a short period of time. This event will be visible to more than 31 million Americans in Texas, the Midwest, and parts of the East Coast. In addition to this flight and the one that has sold out, Delta has highlighted other flights that will offer great viewing opportunities. These include:

  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and Westchester County Airport (HPN) (DL5699 departs at 2:59 PM EST on an Embraer ERJ-175)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) (DL924 departs at 8:40 AM PST on an Airbus A320)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Antonio International Airport (SAT) (DL2869 departs at 9:00 AM PST on an Airbus A319)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and San Antonio International Airport (SAT) (DL1001 departs 10:08 AM MST on an Airbus A220-300)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) (DL1683 departs at 9:55 AM MST on an Airbus A320)

Anthony’s Take: It’s great that Delta is highlighting these flights as being prime opportunities to view the solar eclipse. Just remember your solar eclipse glasses as it’s not advised to look at it with unprotected eyes in flight or on the ground.

(Image Credits: Delta Air Lines.)

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1 comment

tjp74 February 26, 2024 - 6:55 pm

Don’t bother checking it out.. all windows seats are sold out and other seats are close to $1000 per person in economy. I don’t see a point trying to look at it from the isle seat or even middle seats and unlike the first flight, which is operated by A220 with huge windows, second flight it on A321.. tiny windows.

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