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Southwest offering 'Celestial Chaser Flights' to St. Louis for solar eclipse

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- There's one way to guarantee an unobstructed view of the August Total Solar Eclipse - being above the clouds.

Southwest Airlines is offering "celestial chasers flights with flare", their plan to give travelers an unobstructed view of the eclipse.

Southwest has identified scheduled flights most likely to experience maximum effects of the August 21 eclipse and will give travelers on those flights commemorative ‘flare,’ including special viewing glasses, will offer cosmic cocktails, and will engage on social media across the atmosphere on Southwest’s gate-to-gate WiFi, a news release stated. Some of these flights are to St. Louis: 

  • Southwest flight 1375       departing Seattle-Tacoma at 09:05am PDT for St. Louis
  • Southwest flight 1368       departing Portland at 09:05am PDT for St. Louis
  • Southwest flight 1577       departing Denver at 10:20am MDT for St. Louis
  • Southwest flight 301         departing Denver at 10:20am MDT for Nashville
  • Southwest flight 1969       departing Denver at 09:50am MDT for Atlanta

The next total solar eclipse won't happen until 2024.

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