AUSTIN, Texas — If you've ever dreamed of seeing an eclipse from 30,000 feet in the air, two major airlines can fulfill those dreams.

full solar eclipse will happen on Monday, April 8 and viewing will start in parts of Texas at 1:40 p.m.

Both Delta and Southwest airlines are offering path-of-totality flights. Delta is offering a special flight from Austin to Detroit on April 8. Flight 1218 will be specifically operated on an A220-300, which will offer especially premium viewing because of the aircraft’s extra-large windows. The flight will depart from Austin at 12:15 p.m. CT and land in Detroit at 4:20 p.m. ET.

If you can’t make that flight, Delta will also have prime eclipse-viewing opportunities on five additional routes on April 8, on these flights:

  • DL 5699, DTW-HPN, 2:59 p.m. EST departure, ERJ-175
  • DL 924, LAX-DFW, 8:40 a.m. PST departure, A320
  • DL 2869, LAX-SAT, 9:00 a.m. PST departure, A319
  • DL 1001, SLC-SAT, 10:08 a.m. MST departure, A220-300
  • DL 1683, SLC-AUS, 9:55 a.m. MST departure, A320

On April 8, 2024, the Southwest flights listed below have the greatest likelihood of offering Customers onboard the best view of this moment:

  • Southwest Flight #1252: departs Dallas (Love Field) at 12:45 p.m. CDT for Pittsburgh
  • Southwest Flight #1721: departs Austin at 12:50 p.m. CDT for Indianapolis
  • Southwest Flight #1910: departs St. Louis at 1:20 p.m. CDT for Houston (Hobby)

These flights may also cross the path of totality during their scheduled operating time:

  • Southwest Flight #955 departs Dallas(Love Field) at 12:50 p.m. CDT for Chicago (Midway)
  • Southwest Flight #506: departs Milwaukee at 1:05 p.m. CDT for Dallas (Love Field)
  • Southwest Flight #1734: departs Houston (Hobby) at 1:35 p.m. CDT for Indianapolis
  • Southwest Flight #1682: departs Chicago (Midway) at 1:30 p.m. CDT for Austin
  • Southwest flight #3108: departs Nashville at 1:40 p.m. CDT for Dallas (Love Field)