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What are Red Eye Flights?

A red eye flight is a flight that departs late at night and arrives early in the morning, the following day. Red eye flights are most commonly used by business travellers who want to travel overnight as to not miss a working day. The term 'red eye' comes from when passengers eyes turn red from tiredness after late night or early morning travel.

Find red eye flights on Alternative Airlines by using our search bar at the top of the page. Red eye flights typically have a journey time of between four—six hours, but with Alternative Airlines you can easily search for red eye airline tickets for journey length is best suited to you!

Use our search bar at the top of the page to start searching red eye flights, with a choice from over 600 airlines.

How to Book Return Red Eye Flights?

Using the search form, ensure that you are searching for a 'return' journey, rather than a single or multi city flight. Then follow the steps above. You can use our filters to compare flight times for both legs of your journey - departure and return.

How to Book Red Eye Flight Tickets

Step 1 - Search for flights

Search for flights

Fill out the Alternative Airlines search form. Choose a return, one way or multi-city search. Enter the airports you want to fly between. Enter the dates you want to fly on. Select the number of travelers and preferred cabin class. Click 'Search Flights'

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Step 2 - Use the Experience filter to find red eye flights

Use the 'Experience' filter

Once the results have loaded, we'll show you all the available flights according to your search. Then, navigate to the 'Experience' filter and select 'Only show overnight flights'.

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

Use the 'Times' filter

You can also use the 'Times' filter to select the time you wish to travel. Compare the prices for travel at different times of the day. Select your preferred time of travel - at night, for example.


Red Eye Flight Tips

Getting to sleep on a plane can sometimes be difficult. Here are some tips and items that you can bring on a red-eye flight that will keep you well-rested upon arrival.

Comfortable clothing

Leave the suit wear in your case. Feeling restricted in your clothes can really reduce your chances of getting off to sleep while flying. We suggest wearing loose clothing — a T-shirt or hoodie with sweatpants, jeans or shorts. The key is to dress in whatever you most feel comfortable.

Invest in some in-flight accessories

Whether it's a sleep mask, earplugs, a warm blanket or a travel pillow, having the appropriate in-flight accessories can make all the difference in helping you rest on your red-eye flight.

Make sure to bring a blanket with you during your red-eye flight - you don't want to wake up shivering during the night. There are some airlines that now don't offer passenger blankets on board.

Have a hot drink

There's nothing better than a hot drink right before bed. So why not treat yourself to a friendly and warm cosy cup of tea to help you feel on the sleepier edge? This will get you to sleep in no time.

Pre-book your seat

Pre-booking your seat will give you the opportunity to choose a window seat and eliminate the risk of other passengers waking you up if they need to get past you. Window seats also give you control over the window shutters, so you can make sure that you're not woken up by light coming into the plane upon sunrise. Additionally, some airlines offer seats with extra legroom available to pre-book for an extra fee. Take a look at how to pre-book seats with Alternative Airlines.

Top tip: Choose to sit near the emergency doors. These seats have more space than other seats on the aircraft and usually cost the same price!

Fly Business or First Class

Because of their late departure and early arrival, red-eye flights are often cheaper than flights scheduled for departure at other times in the day. This means you might be able to afford to spend the extra money on flying in Business Class or First Class, which is undoubtedly the best way to ensure a good night's sleep on a red-eye flight. Flying in Business or First Class also means you'll likely be able to book a seat that transforms into a bed. Check out our guide on airlines with beds for more information.

Benefits of red-eye flights

Here are some of the benefits of red-eye flights:

Cheaper fares

Because of their unusual flight times, red-eye flights are often cheaper than flights at other times of the day and will save you money! Paying with PayPal also helps to quickly secure a red-eye flight conveniently and safely when you are on the go.

Saves money on accommodation

As you're flying overnight, red-eye flights act as both transportation and accommodation! Buying a red-eye flight is a far cheaper option than arriving in the evening and staying in a hotel for the night.

Fewer delays

Airlines don't operate as many flights at night. This means that there are generally fewer delays on late-night and red-eye flights.

Better experience at the airport

Because the airport is less busy at night, check-in, baggage drop, boarding and baggage claim is much more time efficient than at other times of the day.

Enjoy a complete first day

Arriving at your destination first thing in the morning allows you to enjoy a full day ahead. Flying in the day means that you will spend half of your day travelling. And even early morning flights can take up the majority of your morning.

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Popular Red Eye Flight Routes

The most popular red-eye flight routes are domestic flights within the USA. The most common include those that fly between the East Coast and West Coast with US domestic carriers. As an example, many people book red-eye flights from Los Angeles to New York on airlines such as American AirlinesDeltaUnited and Alaska Airlines. Other airlines that offer red-eye flights include Sun Country Airlines and Air India.

With Alternative Airlines you can book red-eye flights to anywhere in the world. Whether it's domestic flights from one part of the country to another or a red-eye flight that travels across continents.

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Buy Now, Pay Later with your Red Eye Flight

Found a red eye flight that you want to buy? Why not pay using one of our buy now, pay later options?

At Alternative Airlines, you can spread the cost of your flights over time with one of our buy now, pay later or financing options on ANY FLIGHT. Pay in 4 over 6 weeks or split the cost into monthly installments with one of our payment partners, such as AffirmAfterpayKlarna or Sezzle.

To buy now & pay later with your red eye flight, just select one of our buy now, pay later options at checkout after you've selected your flight. Please note that the payment plan option at checkout will depend on the country you reside in.

Las Vegas, USA

Red Eye Flights to Las Vegas

We offer a great selection of airlines that fly red-eye from the east coast to the west coast and land at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas.

From New York

Airlines such as Alaska AirlinesAmerican AirlinesJetBlue and Delta offer red-eye flights from New York-JFK to McCarran International.

From Philadelphia

American AirlinesFrontierSouthwest and Spirit Airlines all offer red-eye flights to Las Vegas from Philadelphia International Airport.

From Washington

Airlines that fly red eye from Washington.DC include American AirlinesFrontier and United Airlines. Frontier and United Airlines airlines fly from Washington-Dulles International Airport to McCarran International Airport. Whereas American Airlines flies from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to McCarran International Airport.

From California

You can book Red Eye Flight with American AirlinesFrontierSouthwest and Spirit Airlines. These airlines can fly you from California to Las Vegas.

There is a wide range of domestic and international flights you can catch the "red-eye" on.

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Red Eye Flights FAQs

What is a red eye flight?

A red-eye flight is a flight that departs late at night and arrives early in the next morning, the following day. The term 'red eye' comes from the colour your eyes turn when you're tired from overnight travel.

Are red eye flights cheaper?

Yes. Red-eye flights are usually cheaper. Because of their obscure flight times, red-eye flights are usually less in demand. Therefore, airlines offer red-eye flight tickets at a cheaper price as an incentive for passengers to book flights during these off-peak hours. Use the search bar at the top of the page and sort by 'lowest price' to see cheap red-eye flights.

Are red eye flights safe?

Yes, of course, red-eye flights are safe! There's no difference between red-eye flights and a flight at any other time of the day. Pilots and cabin crew are fully trained to operate red-eye flights and are put on shift patterns that are designed to help their body clock adjust to overnight flying.

Are red eye flights less crowded?

Red-eye flights are often less crowded than flights during the day due to them being scheduled at off-peak times. However, you may find that popular red-eye flight routes, such as Boston to Chicago, will be more crowded than other red-eye flight routes.

Which airlines offer red eye flights?

There are many different airlines that offer red eye flights. You can find red eye airline tickets and make a red eye flight reservation with Alternative Airlines by selecting your chosen route and searching for flights on the search bar at the top page. Alternative Airlines offer red eye flights from over 600 airlines!

Can I finance red eye flights?

Yes, you can begin financing your flight tickets at the checkout, after applying the red-eye filter during your flight search. Select either Affirm to apply for a loan or PayPal Credit if you are in the U.S. or PayBright (Canada only) to spread the cost of red-eye flights over time.

Are red eye flights better?

It depends on what your reason for travelling is. Red-eye flights are often better for business travellers, as it allows them to fly overnight and not miss a working day. Red-eye flights are also better for those looking for a cheaper fare and don't mind flying overnight, as a red-eye flight is generally cheaper than a flight at a normal time of the day. You may also be interested in a commuter flight, a flight which travels in the early morning from your small hometown regional airport to your work destination in a hub.

Where can I book JetBlue red eye flights?

Through Alternative Airlines! You can book any flight with any airline, including with JetBlue. Search for flights on the route that you want, then filter the search results to only view flights with 'JetBlue' and select your preferred time of travel.

Where can I book Southwest red eye flights?

Book red eye flights with Southwest through Alternative Airlines. We make it quick, simple and easy to book any flight with any airline, including Southwest. Use our search form at the top of the page to search for flights on your chosen route. You can use our filters to only view flights with a specific airline, and to only view flights at a specific time of the day (or night!).

How do you book a red eye flight?

It's easy! Use this guide to find out how you can book red eye flights with Alternative Airlines. We've developed special filters so that you can compare and book flights at a specific time of the day, or night. Save money by flying at night.

What time is a red eye flight?

Generally speaking, a red eye flight is any flight that departs late at night and arrives early in the morning on the next day. Red Eye Flights will only be available on some routes, as some routes only have day-time flights.

What are red eye flights?

Red eye flights are flights that depart late at night and arrive early in the morning the next day. The term 'red eye' comes from when passengers are tired and get red eyes from travelling late at night or early in the morning. Red eye flights are perfect for business travellers who need to travel but don't want to miss a working day.

Where can I book American Airlines red eye flights?

You can book red-eye flights with American Airlines here at Alternative Airlines. Simply use the search form at the top of the page to begin your search. Then use the 'Experience' tab and select 'show only overnight flights' to narrow down your search. You can also use the 'Airline' filter to choose the airline you wish to fly with e.g. American Airlines.

Where can I find Alaska Airlines red eye flights?

When you book through Alternative Airlines you can search for any red eye flight and choose to fly with 600+ airlines including Alaska Airlines. We have made it super easy for you to search red eye flights - use the booking tool at the top of the page to start hunting for red eye flights.