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Southwest Airlines treats travelers to total eclipse from the sky

Matt Rosenberg
| Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, 10:12 a.m.

The friendly skies, indeed.

What better way to view the eclipse than to get closer to it?

Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight from Seattle to St. Louis on Monday were treated to among the best views one could get of the total solar eclipse.

Passengers on the flight were provided with eclipse glasses and were prompted by the crew on when and where to view the eclipse. St. Louis was just on the edge of the path of totality, which ranged from the Pacific Northwest to South Carolina.

The path was nearly the same as the path of the Southwest flight.

The views were (ahem) out of this world.

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