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What are Red-Eye Flights?

Red-eye flights, also known as overnight flights, are commercial flights departing late at night and arriving early in the morning of the next day. The 'red eye' term originates from when passengers get red eyes after feeling tired and restless when travelling late at night or early in the morning. Flights that are considered 'red eye' are popular with business travellers who don't want to miss a day of work and holiday-makers who want to keep all of their travelling for the night time in order to make the most of their trip.

At Alternative Airlines, searching for red-eye flights with Air Canada is super easy! Using our search form at the top of the page, you can easily search for and filter our red-eye flights with any airline of your choice, even Air Canada. You'll also be able to compare flight times and prices between different red-eye flights. Red-eye flights usually last between 4-6 hours, however, if you're looking for shorter or longer red-eye flights, you can find flight lengths that suit you when searching through Alternative Airlines.

Use our search bar at the top of the page to start searching for red-eye flights with Air Canada.

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with Air Canada

Step 1 - Search for Flights

Search for flights

Firstly, at the top of the page, use the search form to enter your departure and arrival destinations, the day(s) you plan to travel, how many passengers will be flying and what cabin class you'd like to travel in. When you're ready, hit the 'Search Flights' button.

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with Air Canada

Step 2 - Select Air Canada as preferred airline to fly with

Select Air Canada

Once the search results have loaded, you can refine your search for red-eye Air Canada flights by applying the 'Airline' filter either above the search results or in the 'Airlines' drop-down tab.

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with Air Canada

Step 3 - Use Times filter to find red-eye flights

Use the Times filter

Open the 'Times' filter above the search results and pick your preferred departure and arrival times using the slider that can be moved from left (00:00) to right (23:00).

Press the 'Show Flights' button to update the search results.

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with Air Canada

Step 4 - Select red-eye flight and confirm booking

Pick your flights

After the search results have reloaded with your preferred times of departure and arrival, find the flight that best suits you and when you're ready, hit the 'Confirm Selection' button to proceed with your booking.

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Popular Red-Eye Flight Routes with Air Canada

Red-eye flights with Air Canada are usually between Vancouver and Toronto, or between the US and Canada.

Below are some of the most popular red-eye flight routes with Air Canada:

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Vancouver ✈ to Toronto

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Los Angeles ✈ to Montreal

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Calgary ✈ to New York

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Seattle ✈ to Toronto

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Red-Eye Flights Tips

No one likes feeling exhausted and restless after a red-eye flight - to avoid this you'll want to follow our handy tips below on how to make the most out of your red-eye flight, whether it's for business or leisure.

Comfortable Clothing

If you're travelling for business, it's recommended that you keep the smart wear in the suitcase and instead wear loose, comfortable clothing. This can include a t-shirt, sweatpants, a hoodie and shorts - wearing these on your red-eye flight will help you fall asleep quicker so you'll wake up feeling well-rested. Wearing soft, cotton socks will also help you fall asleep faster and improve blood circulation.


You'll fall asleep easily if you take on board these essential accessories for your red-eye flight - we suggest bringing a sleep mask, travel pillow and a warm blanket. You can also use a warm blanket provided by the airline if it's available. If the airline doesn't have any in-flight entertainment, it's a great idea to have some of your favourite TV shows or movies prepared to help you relax.


No one likes being interrupted from their sleep - this is why it's important to book a window seat on your red-eye flight instead of a middle or aisle seat. This will prevent you from being woken up by another passenger who may need to get up from their seat. You'll also have full control over the window shutters so that in the morning, the bright sunrise won't wake you up.

Eat Light

You may be feeling hungry before boarding your red-eye flight - it's best to avoid a large meal and instead aim to eat a light meal that isn't oily or fatty. This will help your stomach settle easily so you can get to sleep faster.


Finally, we suggest taking a walk around the cabin before getting to sleep to get the blood pumping in your legs. This will improve blood circulation in your body, especially since you'll be sitting for the majority of your flight.

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Red-Eye Flights with Air Canada FAQs

Can I book Air Canada red eye flights?

Yes, and it's incredibly easy to do so when booking through Alternative Airlines. Follow our step-by-step guide from earlier to find out how to use our search form and apply filters to your search, helping you find the perfect red-eye Air Canada flights for you. Air Canada regularly operates red-eye flights across the US and Canada.

Can I buy Air Canada red eye flights on finance?

Of course, and guess what? You can book your Air Canada flights today and spread the cost over time right here through Alternative Airlines. We have over 40 payment methods to offer including popular 'buy now, pay later' finance plans such as Afterpay, Klarna, Affirm, PayPal Credit, and more. You can find out more by checking out our Buy Now, Pay Later guide.

What time is a red eye flight?

Red-eye flights normally depart very late at night from 10 pm to 1 am and arrive early in the morning from 5 am to 7 am of the next day. Depending on the route you have chosen, different flight lengths and times will be available.