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What are Red-Eye Flights?

Are you looking to fly during the night? With red-eye flights, you can depart late in the night and arrive early in the morning the next day. The term 'red eye flights' suggests how passengers often feel tired and get red eyes when travelling late or early in the morning. This method of flying is perfect for business travellers who want to travel overnight without missing a day of work.

At Alternative Airlines, red-eye flights with American Airlines mean that you can travel through the night and arrive early in the morning. Use our search form at the top of the page to find American Airlines' red-eye flights. Then, on the 'Times' tab, you can select the time you wish your flight to depart.

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

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with American Airlines

Step 1 - Search for flights using search form

Search for flights

Use our search form at the top of the page and enter your preferred dates, destination, number of travellers and cabin class. Then hit 'Search Flights' to find all the flights according to your search.

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with American Airlines

Step 2 - Select American Airlines as preferred airline to fly with

Select American Airlines

Using our airline filter select the airline you wish to fly with (for example, American Airlines).

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with American Airlines

Step 3 - Use Times slider to find red eye flights

Use the Times filter

Select the 'Times' filter above the search results. Here, you can pick your preferred departure and arrival times with a simple slider that can be moved from left (00:00) to right (23:00).

Hit the 'Show Flights' button when you've chosen your desired departure and arrival times.

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with American Airlines

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, you can pick the red-eye American Airlines flights that best suit you and confirm your selection to proceed with the booking.


Popular Red-Eye Flight Routes with American Airlines

The most popular red eye routes when flying with American Airlines are within the USA. We understand that you don't want to miss a working day - with red eye flights you can travel during the night and arrive in the morning e.g., if you work in New York but need to get to a business meeting in Los Angeles.

With Alternative Airlines, you can easily book an overnight, red eye American Airlines flight between different states and be as flexible as possible.

Below are some of the most popular red-eye flight routes with American Airlines:

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Los Angeles ✈ to New York

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Seattle ✈ to Orlando

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San Francisco ✈ to Atlanta

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San Diego ✈ to Detroit

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Red-Eye Flights Tips

To prepare yourself for the day you arrive at your destination, you'll want to get plenty of sleep, which can be difficult to achieve on a plane. Here are some tips and tricks for your red-eye flight to ensure you arrive at your destination feeling well-rested and full of energy.

Comfortable Clothing

We understand it's important to look sharp during you're business meeting but during your overnight flight leave your work attire in your case and fly in comfortable clothing - this could include a baggy t-shirt, sweatpants, jumper or shorts. You'll be asleep in no time! Zzzz Zzzz!


Why not bring a sleep mask, a warm blanket and a travel pillow with you on-board to help you fall asleep during the flight? You can also bring a small teddy with you on the flight - it will feel just like home and get you to sleep faster.


There's nothing worse than being interrupted while sleeping - so we recommend you book a window seat as it will reduce the risk of other passengers waking you up. As you are sat on the window seat you can control the window shutters - this way you can block out any sunlight if you're trying to sleep.

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Red-Eye Flights with American Airlines FAQs

Where can I book American Airlines red eye flights?

You can book American Airlines red eye flights through Alternative Airlines. It's really easy to buy red eye flights - simply use our booking tool at the top of the page and use the 'Experience' filter and select 'only show overnight flights'. If you're still struggling follow our 'how to guide' above.

Can I buy American Airlines red eye flights on finance?

American Airlines doesn't offer red-eye flights on finance, however, through Alternative Airlines you can purchase red-eye flights from 650+ airlines and pay in instalments. Alternative Airlines has partnered with many payment plan providers that allow you to purchase flight tickets today and spread the cost of time. This includes Klarna, Afterpay, Affirm, PayPal Credit, Spotii and more on our site.

What time is a red eye flight?

Red eye flights are flights where you depart late at night and arrive early in the morning. They usually depart between 10pm - 1am and arrive early in the morning between 5am - 7am the following day. Red eye flights are perfect for business travelers who don't want to miss a working day or those who want to avoid suffering from jet lag.