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Delta Air Lines Adds Second Eclipse Path-of-Totality Flight

After selling out the first flight in under 24 hours, due to popular demand, Delta is adding a second solar eclipse path-of-totality flight.  The second April 8, 2024 flight will depart from Dallas-Fort Worth and land in Detroit.

Delta adds second solar eclipse path-of-totality flight with service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Detroit – Courtesy Delta Air Lines

On Monday (February 26, 2024), Delta Air Lines announced the addition of a second solar eclipse path-of-totality flight.  The original flight sold out in under 24 hours, and both flights will now take to the skies on April 8, 2024. While the original flight is scheduled on the Austin-Detroit route, the second one will fly from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Detroit (DTW).  Flight 1010 will depart DFW at 12:30 CT and arrive in Detroit with the first flight (DL 1218 from AUS) at approximately 16:20. 

Following Delta's February 19th announcement on the first solar eclipse path-of-totality flight, searches for flights from Austin to Detroit spiked over 1,500 percent the following day on Delta channels.  The second flight, DL 1010, will operate with an Airbus A321neo, offering more capacity that the original AUS-DTW flight, which will be operated with and Airbus A220-300.  The Airbus A321neo is Delta’s most fuel-efficient aircraft, and features 20 domestic First Class seats, 42 Delta Comfort+ and 132 Main Cabin seats.  Delta has created flight plans to maximize the time guests will spend within the path of totality.  However, this is subject to change due to factors outside of the carrier’s control such as weather and air traffic control.


Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is the global U.S. airline leader in safety,

innovation, reliability and customer experience.  The carrier operates over 4,000 daily flights across more than 280 destinations on six continents.  Delta has over 100,000 team members and has served over 190 million customers in 2023.  The airline operates significant hubs and key markets in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Seoul-Incheon and Tokyo.  For the last decade, Delta has led the industry in operational excellence, while maintaining their reputation for award-winning customer service.



Source: Delta Air Lines


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