Today’s annular solar eclipse was an exciting sneak peek of the total solar eclipse occurring next year, and our Meteorology Team identified the best opportunities for a potential view of this breathtaking sight.
The path of totality for the 2024 eclipse will pass across several U.S. states where Southwest® operates, including Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Ohio, and Texas, among others.
Network and Schedule Planners modeled the operational day against projections of the umbra and penumbra—shadows cast by the moon's eclipse of the sun. On April 8, 2024, the scheduled 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)
To book an open seat on one of the flights operating on April 8, 2024, or any other flights, Customers may visit Southwest.com®. We look forward to showcasing our Hospitality on this day while celebrating with our Customers.