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Luxury flights to the eclipse: $10,000 a seat, plus a lawn chair

Coast-to-coast solar eclipse that occurred 99-years ago is giving boost to private-jet charter firms

Thomas Black | Bloomberg 

For the well-heeled looking for a last-minute plan to see next week’s solar eclipse, a US private-jet operator is offering an option for $10,000 a seat. Million Air is whisking customers to remote airports where the moon will totally block the sun’s rays for a time on August 21. Passengers will watch from lawn chairs near the wings of the plane while an astronomer offers expert commentary and views of solar flares through a telescope. “Our idea is that, instead of tailgating at a ballgame, we’re going to wing-gate under the path of total eclipse,” ...

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First Published: Sun, August 20 2017. 01:32 IST