Earlier this week, Alaska Airlines delayed a flight by 25 minutes so their passengers could get an epic, once-in-a-lifetime view of a solar eclipse.
According to the Alaskan Airlines blog, “The March 8 rendezvous over the Pacific Ocean was not luck, but a precisely planned equation. The calculations began a year ago. The only variable was the plane.” The problem? The flight was scheduled to pass through that exact spot 25 minutes too early.”
That’s when Astronomer Joe Rao took action. He convinced the airline to delay the flight so the passengers could experience the eclipse first hand. He even offered informational packets and safety glasses to the other travelers so they could fully enjoy the experience reported ABC News.
— Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) March 9, 2016