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Best U.S. Eclipse flight....PDX to DEN?

Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:56 am

As far as I can tell, among the best flights to be on would be: having a right side window seat on any flight departing PDX Monday at about 9:50 a.m. local time. Eastbound at this time, the eclipse shadow effect will, in effect, pass by the airplane over central Oregon giving nearly twice the amount of "dark time" as one would experience stationary on the ground. Maximum darkness would be 10:24 a.m. and I doubt many will have their window shades down. Would love to be on that flight...
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Re: Best U.S. Eclipse flight....PDX to DEN?

Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:51 am

AS is doing a special fight out of PDX, though ticket sales weren't open to the public. For obvious reasons, the middle and aisle seats on the flight are empty. Not sure which flight path they'll take, though it will take off and land in PDX.
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Re: Best U.S. Eclipse flight....PDX to DEN?

Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:21 pm

I don't see how being on a plane is better than on the ground. There's not much of an angle to look up towards the sun when you're on a plane, especially when the eclipse is happening in the middle of the day when the sun is at it's highest point. Unless you can get the pilot to do some sharp banking :)
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Re: Best U.S. Eclipse flight....PDX to DEN?

Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:38 pm

DL has 2 flights PDX-ATL that would be timed pretty well with the Eclipse.

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