Southwest offers celestial chasers flights with flare

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has celebrated the beginning of a one-month countdown to an exciting moment in the lives of millions of Americans: a total solar eclipse visible in a coast-to-coast celestial shadow that temporarily will envelop Southwest cities from Portland, Ore., to Charleston, SC, the company said.

The carrier has identified scheduled flights most likely to experience maximum effects of the August 21st eclipse and will give Customers on those flights commemorative ´flare,´ including special viewing glasses, will offer cosmic cocktails, and will engage on social media across the atmosphere on Southwest´s gate-to-gate WiFi.

In its 47th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and nine additional countries with more than 4,000 departures a day during peak travel season.