Southwest Airlines and Omni Hotels Launch Sweepstakes for a Unique Eclipse Viewing Experience

By Ivan PetrenkoFeb 28, 2024 11:33 AMNews
Eclipse . Source: unsplash

In an exciting collaboration, Southwest Airlines, in partnership with Omni Hotels & Resorts, has unveiled the "Solarbration" sweepstakes. This unique contest offers participants a chance to win an unparalleled experience of the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. From now until March 11, 2024, eclipse enthusiasts are invited to enter the sweepstakes at for an opportunity to secure a prize package that promises an exceptional eclipse viewing experience aboard a Southwest flight predicted to fly directly through the eclipse's path.

Adding to the allure, the winners will enjoy accommodations in specially designed guest rooms by Omni's talented interior design team. Reflecting the grandeur of 2024's most anticipated celestial event, these rooms are situated in strategic locations - Dallas and Austin for departures, and Pittsburgh and Indianapolis for arrivals.

Julia Melle, Southwest Airlines' Director of Brand and Content, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, "The whole world will be looking up on April 8, and we're thrilled to offer a unique vantage point from our flights in the eclipse's path. Our mission to connect people with extraordinary experiences is perfectly encapsulated in this sweepstakes, offering a celestial journey coupled with a stay at the esteemed Omni Hotels."

Omni Hotels & Resorts, equally excited about the collaboration, emphasizes the importance of creating memorable experiences. Colleen Buckley, Omni's Director of Brand Management and Marketing, remarked on the synergy between the two brands, "Our partnership with Southwest Airlines enables us to extend Omni's renowned hospitality into the skies, enriching the Solarbration sweepstakes. Winners will not only witness the eclipse from a unique perspective but will also enjoy the comfort and thematic elegance of our eclipse-inspired guest rooms."

The sweepstakes highlights two specific Southwest flights that offer the best prospects for witnessing the eclipse:

  • Southwest Flight #1252: From Dallas (Love Field) to Pittsburgh, departing at 12:40 p.m. CDT.
  • Southwest Flight #1721: From Austin to Indianapolis, departing at 12:55 p.m. CDT.

To participate, hopefuls can visit the official sweepstakes website for a chance to secure a spot on one of these flights and a two-night stay at Omni Hotels.

This initiative not only showcases the innovative spirit of both Southwest Airlines and Omni Hotels but also promises to deliver an unforgettable experience to the lucky winners, setting the stage for a spectacular viewing of the total solar eclipse.

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