8 Southwest Flights In Which You Can See Full Solar Eclipse

Primary eclipse route crosses numerous states

In an Oct. 14 press release, Southwest said its network and schedule planners "modeled the operation day toward projections of the umbra and

penumbra—shadows cast during the moon's eclipse of the sun" to determine which flights passengers can see the eclipse.

Three flights offer the greatest view

First is Southwest Flight #1252, which leaves Dallas Love Field Airport (Love Field) at 12:45 p.m. CDT for Pittsburgh. Southwest Flight #1721, which departs Austin, Texas, at 12:50 p.m.

CDT and lands in Indianapolis, is the second best option. The third alternative is Southwest Flight #1910, which leaves St. Louis at 1:20 p.m. CDT and lands at Hobby in Houston.

Five more aircraft may cross the eclipse's path

Southwest Flight #955 leaves Dallas (Love Field) for Chicago Midway International Airport at 12:50 p.m. Second, Southwest Flight #506 leaves Milwaukee for Dallas (Love Field) at 1:05 p.m. CDT.

Southwest Flight #1734, which departs Houston (Hobby) at 1:35 p.m. CDT for Indianapolis; Southwest The flight #1682, which departs Chicago (Midway) at 1:30 p.m.

the CDT for Austin; and Southwest Flight #3108, which departs Nashville, Tennessee, for Dallas (Love Field), are the three remaining flights.

However, the airline warns travelers

These aircraft passengers are advised not to gaze straight at the sun in the Southwest press release. Even during an eclipse, do not do so without eye protection.

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