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An Alaska Airlines jet in 2016, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
An Alaska Airlines jet in 2016, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
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One way to make sure you don't miss the solar eclipse because of cloudy skies or bad weather is to watch it from above the clouds.

Alaska Airlines has a special flight that will give eclipse enthusiasts a unique view of the rare event from 35,000 feet above the ground. And other airlines will have regular flights going right through the eclipse's path. NPR's David Schaper (@davidschaperNPR) reports.

This segment aired on August 18, 2017.

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