Alaska Airlines delays flight so passengers can have breathtaking experience

There are few experiences more awe-inspiring, beautiful and reassuring of our place in the universe like witnessing a solar eclipse. The experiences are truly relatively rare, but when it happens it is absolutely a wondrous sight to see.

So, with all of that in mind, it kind of makes sense why the flight crew of this Alaska Airlines jet liner would delay their flight.  The crew wanted to make sure that everyone on the flight got the most of their opportunity to see the majestic beauty of the eclipse while they were still in the sky. Their efforts were not fruitless, either, as you can tell by the incredible footage.

They say everyone should stop and smell the roses once in a while, but this flight crew went a few steps above and beyond slowing everything down in flight to give the passengers an opportunity of a lifetime.

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