5 Southwest flights will get a great view of the eclipse

KUSA - One of the best ways to check out the Aug. 21 solar eclipse might just be in the air – and Southwest Airlines is hoping to capitalize on that.

The airline announced Friday that it has identified which of its flights will get the best view of the eclipse – and to mark the occasion, they say the customers aboard will get special viewing glasses, cosmic cocktails and the ability to show off their photos on the internet.

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Southwest says the flights with the best likelihood of seeing the eclipse are:

- Southwest flight 1375 departing Seattle-Tacoma at 09:05 a.m. PDT for St. Louis

- Southwest flight 1368 departing Portland at 09:05 a.m. PDT for St. Louis

- Southwest flight 1577 departing Denver at 10:20 a.m. MDT for St. Louis

- Southwest flight 301 departing Denver at 10:20 a.m. MDT for Nashville

- Nashville Southwest flight 1969 departing Denver at 09:50 a.m. MDT for Atlanta

You can book those flights on www.southwest.com.

(Note: Southwest is the only airline so far that has provided information about which flights will have the best view of the eclipse. We’ll add more information from other airline’s as we receive it!) 

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