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July 26, 2017

#1868: Eclipse Flights

Eclipse Flights

[Cueball is standing behind Megan, looking over her shoulder as she’s seated in front of her laptop.]

Cueball: What’s that?

Megan: Flight plans. Looks like there will be 50 to 100 flights whose route puts them in the path of the eclipse next month.

[A map with a shaded path of the eclipse and red planes traveling is shown, with nine planes inside the path and one inside the eclipse shadow..]

Cueball: I’m sure the airlines will be prepared. Pilots know that stuff.

Megan: But can you imagine being on the one flight where the pilot didn’t?

[A more detailed plane is shown flying into a curtain of darkness.]

Captain: KSSCHHH [sound of intercom being activated]

Captain: This is your captain speaking. If you look out the right side of the plane, you’ll see, uhh…

Captain: Folks, this appears to be the end times.