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What are Red-Eye Flights?

Red eye flights, also known as overnight flights, are flights that depart late at night and arrive early in the morning of the next day. 'Red eye' comes from when passengers often feel tired and get red eyes after travelling late at night or early in the morning. These types of flights are very popular with business travellers that would rather not miss a working day and get all of their travelling out of the way at night time.

Booking Qantas red eye flights through Alternative Airlines is quick and easy to do. We've created a handy step-by-step guide below to show you how to search for and book red eye flights with Qantas. You'll be able to pick the route that is most suitable to you, as well as compare flight prices and times too. The majority of red eye flights typically last between 4-6 hours - when searching through Alternative Airlines, you'll be able to book flights with journey lengths that best suit you.

Use our search bar at the top of the page to start searching for red eye flights with Qantas Airways.

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with Qantas

Step 1 - Search for flights

Search for flights

Using the search form at the top of the page, you can choose to carry out a return, one-way or multi-city search. Enter your departure and arrival destinations along with the dates you wish to travel, how many passengers will be flying and which cabin class you would like to travel in. Hit the 'Search Flights' button.

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with Qantas

Step 2 - Select Qantas as preferred airline to fly with

Select Qantas

Once the search results have loaded, you can pick the airline you'd prefer to fly with (for example, Qantas). This can be done by using the airline filter located above the search results or in the 'Airline' drop-down tab. After you've selected your preferred airline, the results will only show flights with that airline.

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with Qantas

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

Use the Times filter

To further narrow down your search for red eye flights with Qantas, navigate to the 'Experience' tab and select the filter to only show overnight flights. This will display flights with Qantas that depart late at night and arrive early in the morning the next day. You can then select the route that you're happy with and proceed to booking by clicking 'Confirm Selection'.

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Popular Red-Eye Flight Routes with Qantas

Popular red eye routes with Qantas are often within Australasia (Australia and Asia). For example, if you're travelling from Bangkok and need to attend a business meeting in Sydney, you can book overnight, red eye Qantas flights without having to miss a day of work. Or if you're returning to Australia from a vacation in Singapore and don't want to do all of your travelling in the day, red eye Qantas flights are available. You can also fly Qantas red eye flights between Perth and Brisbane.

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

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Perth ✈ to Brisbane

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Bangkok ✈ to Sydney

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Jakarta ✈ to Sydney

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Singapore ✈ to Melbourne

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Red-Eye Flights Tips

The last thing any passenger needs when flying red eye flights is to be uncomfortable and exhausted when arriving at their destination early in the morning. Our helpful tips below will show you how to settle in comfortably for your overnight flight with Qantas and get as much sleep as possible so you can feel well-rested and energetic the moment you arrive at your destination in the morning.

Comfortable Clothing

If you're travelling for business, it's a given that you'll want to be looking smart and presentable for your trip, but sleeping in a suit isn't exactly comfortable. This is why you'll want to keep the smart wear in your suitcase and instead wear loose, comfortable clothing on your red eye flight such as a t-shirt, hoodie, sweatpants or shorts. You'll be asleep in no time!


Bringing accessories such as a sleep mask and travel pillow will certainly help you get to sleep quickly. We also recommend bringing a warm blanket onboard or using a blanket provided by the airline as the cabin can often get chilly.


Interrupted sleep? No thanks! To make sure you get as much uninterrupted sleep as possible, it's a great idea to book a window seat instead of an aisle seat as this means you won't be disturbed if another passenger needs to get past you during the flight. You'll also have full control over the window shutters so you won't be woken up by the sunrise.

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Red-Eye Flights with Qantas FAQs

Where can I book Qantas red eye flights?

Right here at Alternative Airlines! Follow our handy guide from earlier which shows you how to use the search form at the top of the page and apply filters to narrow down your search to overnight, red eye flights with Qantas.

Can I finance red eye Qantas flights?

Absolutely! If you'd like to book your Qantas tickets today and pay in instalments later, you can do so with Alternative Airlines. We offer 40+ different payment methods at checkout including 'buy now, pay later' plans such as PayPal Credit and Afterpay. Depending on your country of residence, different finance plans will be available for you to select at checkout. To find out more, check out our Qantas Fly Now Pay Later page.

What time is a red eye flight?

The majority of red eye flights depart late at night between 10 pm to 1 am and arrive very early in the morning the next day between 5 am and 7 am. There are advantages to flying red eye flights - the chances of being jetlagged are reduced and you won't lose a day to travelling.