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What are Red-Eye Flights?

A red-eye flight is a flight departing late at night and arriving early in the morning the next day. Passengers often feel tired and get red eyes when travelling late at night or early in the morning, hence the term 'red eye flight'. This method of flying is most commonly used by business travellers aiming to travel overnight without missing a working day.

At Alternative Airlines, you can easily search for red-eye flights with Delta Air Lines using our search bar at the top of the page. Red-eye flights typically last between 4-6 hours, however when searching for flights with us, you'll be able to book journey lengths that best suit you.

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

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with Delta

Step 1 - Search for Flights

Search for flights

Firstly, at the top of the page, choose a return, one-way or multi-city search, enter your departure and arrival airports and enter the dates you wish to fly along with the number of travellers and class. Click 'Search Flights'.

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Step 2 - Select Delta as preferred airline to fly with

Select Delta Air Lines

Filter out the airline you wish to fly with (for example, Delta Air Lines).

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with Delta

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

Use the Times slider

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

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

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with Delta

Step 4 - Select red-eye flight

Pick your flights

After the search results have updated with your preferred times of departure and arrival, select the red-eye flights with Delta that work best for you and confirm your selection to proceed with your booking!


Popular Red-Eye Flight Routes with Delta

The most popular red-eye routes when flying with Delta Air Lines are within the USA, including flying between the East and West Coasts. For example, if you work in San Francisco but need to get to a business meeting in Boston. With Alternative Airlines, you can easily book an overnight, red-eye Delta flight between different states and be as flexible as possible.

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

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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

On your way to a business meeting? Leave your smart wear in your case and fly in loose clothing, or anything you feel most comfortable in - this could include a t-shirt, hoodie, sweatpants or shorts. You'll be asleep in no time!


We recommend bringing a sleep mask, a warm blanket or a travel pillow with you to help you fall asleep faster and get the rest you need.


Everyone hates being interrupted while sleeping - this is why booking a window seat is a great idea and will reduce the risk of other passengers potentially waking you up if they need to squeeze past you. You'll even have control over the window shutters, so you won't be woken up by the sunrise.

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Red-Eye Flights with Delta FAQs

Where can I book Delta red eye flights?

You can book red eye flights with Delta Air Lines by using the Alternative Airlines search form at the top of the page. Search for the flights on the route you wish to travel by selecting your preferred airline (for example, Delta) and making sure the 'overnight flights' filter is selected.

Can I finance red eye flights?

Absolutely! If you want to spread the cost of your red-eye flight over time, you can choose from over 40 different payment methods at checkout, including Klarna, PayPal Credit and Zip

Does Delta Air Lines serve food on red eye flights?

Yes, but only one course. Delta will serve one meal shortly after your flight takes off and before you go to sleep.

What time is a red eye flight?

Red eye flights typically depart late at night (between 10 pm - 1 am) and arrive early in the morning (between 5 am - 7 am) the next day - this is to allow you time to rest and not suffer from jet lag, as well as miss out on a working day.