Delta is adding a second eclipse flight on April 8

If you missed your chance last week to snag a seat on Delta Air Lines' solar eclipse flight, you may want to head right back to the airline's booking site.

Delta just announced a second flight on April 8, which also aims to maximize passenger time within the overall route. This time, using a larger plane.

Delta announced Monday that Flight 1010 has been added to its schedule for April 8.

The plane will depart Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) at 12:30 PM CST on the day of the eclipse, and is scheduled to arrive at 4:20 PM EDT at Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

One week ago, the Atlanta-based carrier announced a similar flight from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Detroit. Seats sold out within 24 hours, and Delta reported a staggering 1,500% increase in searches for flights between AUS-DTW on the airline's booking channels.

Now, it is giving travelers a second chance to see the eclipse from an altitude of 30,000 feet. This should be a wonderful sight as the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking the face of the Sun.

There are 31 million Americans set to witness the phenomenon, with more flights planned to view the event on April 8, the last of its kind in North America until 2044.

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Larger plane for this flight

After selling out the 130 seats on Delta's first announced Eclipse flight, the carrier is back with a larger plane for this flight.

Delta will operate Airbus A321neo for DL1010 from DFW to Detroit.

A Delta A321neo at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Delta Airlines

The aircraft has 194 seats, including 20 domestic first class seats, 42 comfort+ seats and 132 main cabin seats.

This represents an approximately 50% increase in overall capacity compared to the A220-300 Delta flying from Austin to Detroit on the other “full flight route.”

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How much does a Delta eclipse flight cost?

Delta's Eclipse flight from DFW to Detroit won't be cheap. Main cabin fares start at $739 one way.

For a Comfort+ seat, you'll pay $809. A first class seat costs $1,150.

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Hoping to benefit Sky Miles?

A main cabin ticket starts at 68,000 miles one way.

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It's definitely more than you'd normally pay for a one-way domestic ticket. However, if a flight along the eclipse path represents a worthwhile experience for you, an award ticket is definitely an option — especially if you have a stockpile of SkyMiles or points thanks to your Delta and/or American Express credit card.

It is likely that the seats will go quickly

If last week is any indication, seats on this flight will likely sell out quickly.

If you're thinking about trying to get a seat on this flight, book it now. Keep in mind US Department of Transportation rules It allows you to cancel a ticket within 24 hours of purchasing it and still get your money back.

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Additionally, you can usually cancel your Delta main cabin ticket and keep at least a flight credit for a future flight, as you typically have the flexibility to cancel award tickets and get your miles back (plus taxes and fees).

Since the seats likely won't last long, you'll need to act quickly.

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After significant interest in Delta's first total flight route revealed at the April 8 solar eclipse, the airline is adding a second flight with a larger aircraft.

As with any flight, there is always the possibility that factors such as weather, maintenance or air traffic control could cause turbulence that could compromise passengers' view of the eclipse.

But if all goes according to plan, it will be an unforgettable experience for passengers who can get a seat.

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