Here’s how travellers enjoyed a view of the total eclipse from an airplane

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It was not just the Americans; the much-awaited total solar eclipse turned into somewhat of a sensation worldwide yesterday.

On one hand, you had Trump, almost challenging the phenomena by trying to look at it with the naked eye. On the other, were a few lucky travellers who were offered the chance of viewing the eclipse, while mid-air.

Thanks to Alaska Airlines, which arranged a special charter flight, some dedicated eclipse-chasers experienced a dream-come-true moment when they viewed the totality from over 35,000 ft.

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The carrier left from Portland at 7:30 am PT (Pacific Time), and was expected to cross the sight of the eclipse at 10 am, local time, reported Mashable.