Mar 5, 2024 - News

Delta has "path-of-totality" flights into San Antonio for solar eclipse

Illustration of repeating solar glasses, with some missing.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

If you're still looking for a cool vantage point for April's total solar eclipse, the sky awaits.

The big picture: Several airlines are offering flights that will align with the timing and path of totality, when the Moon covers the entirety of the Sun except for the Sun's corona.

The intrigue: Last month, Delta announced a "path-of-totality flight" from Austin to Detroit for April 8, and it sold out within 24 hours.

  • Delta created another Texas flight last week flying out of Dallas-Fort Worth at 12:30pm. It lands in Detroit too.

The good news: There are other options.

Yes, but: They aren't cheap, and will only work if you're flying into San Antonio.

  • Seats on a one-way Delta flight from Los Angeles to San Antonio leaving at 9am start at $305 for a seat in the main cabin, per an Axios check on Monday.
  • Another Delta flight from Salt Lake City to San Antonio, leaving at 10:08am, starts at $339 for the main cabin.
  • Basic economy seats are sold out for both itineraries.

State of the Sun: The path of totality will stretch 115 miles from Mexico to Texas, to the northeastern U.S. and to Canada.

  • The total eclipse will be visible in the San Antonio area around 1:34pm.

Be smart: The local flights in the path of totality are likely to sell out quickly, so book soon. And buy your solar eclipse glasses before they become harder to find.

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