Lufthansa went a bit out of their way today during a flight between Chicago and Munich.
Flight LH435 amended its flight plan and took a small detour near Iceland and descended to 12,600 feet to take in the Solar Eclipse that took place earlier today. The timing of the flight was nearly perfect as far as seeing the peak of the Eclipse.
Planning ahead, LH outfitted the aircraft with a special informational card along with safety ‘glasses’ so that passengers could take advantage of their proximity to this rare event. They were also given the option of being woken up to take in the event, which happened about 6 hours into the flight.