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Southwest Airlines Hosts a Solarbration in Honor of the Total Eclipse!


As millions watched the total solar eclipse in awe from the ground earlier today, a lucky group of travelers got to experience the incredible phenomenon at 35,000 feet! 


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Southwest hosted a unique inflight “Solarbration” with Customers including festive eclipse-themed glasses, napkins, and cosmic cocktails (one per Customer; 21+).    


Southwest Solarbration flights that were within the path of the eclipse included: 

  • Southwest Flight #1252: departed Dallas (Love Field) for Pittsburgh  
  • Southwest Flight #1721: departed Austin for Indianapolis  
  • Southwest Flight #1910: departed St. Louis for Houston (Hobby) 


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Leading up to the eclipse in March, in partnership with Omni Hotels, Southwest Airlines hosted a Solarbration Sweepstakes, awarding two winners an out-of-this-world eclipse experience. The winners and their guests enjoyed a decked-out eclipse-themed Omni Hotel room in the departure cities of Austin and Dallas, then headed to the airport to begin their celestial adventure aboard a Southwest Airlines flight within the eclipse path. For these flights, the glasses, napkins and stir-sticks were provided by Omni and included a luggage tag with special offers. 




The whole world was looking up today, and we were over the moon to leverage our place in the sky by extending an opportunity to observe this phenomenon close up on several Southwest flights in the path of totality.