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Delta adds 2nd solar eclipse flight due to popular demand

Passengers will experience a rare total solar eclipse from the skies, which will sweep through about a 100-mile-wide swath of the U.S. on April 8.

The progression of a total solar eclipse is seen in a multiple exposure photograph.
The progression of a total solar eclipse is seen in a multiple exposure photograph.
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Due to popular demand, Delta Air Lines has added a second special flight for the total solar eclipse.

Passengers will experience a rare total solar eclipse from the skies, which will sweep through about a 100-mile-wide swath of the U.S. on April 8, completely darkening skies for up to about four minutes along its path.

According to Delta, flight 1010 will depart from Dallas-Fort Worth at 12:30 p.m. CT and arrive in Detroit at 4:20 p.m. ET.

It's the second path-of-totality flight after Delta announced DL1218 from Austin to Detroit last week.

Although Detroit is just outside the path of the total solar eclipse, the plane will generally follow the path of totality to its destination.

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As of Monday, main cabin seats were going for $739, Comfort+ for $809 and first class for $1,150.

According to the airline, DL1010 will be operated on the Airbus A321neo, a larger plane than the A220-300 being flown from Austin.

This flight will have 132 main cabin seats, 42 Delta Comfort+ seats and 20 first-class seats.

Delta said searches for flights between Austin and Detroit spiked more than 1,500% after the announcement last week.

Delta flight 1010 will depart from DFW at 12:30 p.m. CT and arrive in Detroit together with the other path-of-totality flight at 4:20 p.m. ET.

The U.S. will not experience another total solar eclipse until 2044. That total solar eclipse will only fully block the sun in parts of North Dakota and Montana.

The April 8 solar eclipse will go over numerous major cities, including Austin, Dallas, Indianapolis, Cleveland and Buffalo. The path of totality will also go over the suburbs of St. Louis, Cincinnati and Columbus.

This story was originally published by Max White at Scripps News Detroit.

Delta flight to follow moon's shadow during upcoming solar eclipse
Delta flight to follow moon's shadow during upcoming solar eclipse

Delta flight to follow moon's shadow during upcoming solar eclipse

Delta will have a special flight following the path of totality from Austin to Detroit for the solar eclipse on April 8.

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