Alaska Airlines Delayed The Flight To Take Advantage Of A Once-In-A-Lifetime Event.
Normally, an adjustment to flight (especially mid-air) would be cause for some serious frustration and complaints (and possibly a little terror) -- but this alteration to the flight path was done for a very good reason.
The good people helming Alaska Airlines Flight #870 from Anchorage to Honolulu last week adjusted their flight path so their passengers could see a solar eclipse. It's impressive to see from the ground -- can you imagine seeing it from 35,000 feet in the air? Luckily, one passenger was able to capture a video of the event, and you can see if for yourself below.
Source: Alaska Airlines