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What are Red-Eye Flights?
Red-eye flights are flights departing late at night and arriving early in the morning the next day, usually lasting between 4-6 hours. Business travellers often use this method of travelling, aiming to travel overnight without missing a working day. The term 'red eye flight' comes from the red eyes passengers usually get when travelling late at night or early in the morning.
Unfortunately, Southwest doesn't currently offer red-eye flights, however, there are alternative airlines in the USA which do offer red-eye flights. Book red-eye flights with airlines that fly similar routes to Southwest Airlines, such as Delta, American Airlines and JetBlue.
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Red-Eye Flights Tips
No one enjoys getting off the plane feeling restless and agitated - here are some tips and tricks for flying on a red eye flight to ensure you arrive at your destination refreshed and energised.
There's nothing worse than trying to get to sleep but having to shift around in your clothing to get comfortable, so we recommend wearing soft, loose clothing, such as a hoodie and sweatpants. Sweet dreams!
Lights on a plane can be very distracting when you're trying to go to sleep - bring a sleep mask to help you fall asleep faster. The cabin can often get quite chilly too, which is why it's a good idea to bring a warm blanket and travel pillow with you to really get cosy.
If you want to ensure you have uninterrupted sleep, it's best to book a window seat - this will reduce the chances of other passengers potentially disturbing you if they need to use the toilets. To avoid being woken up by the sunrise, you'll also have control over the window shutters if you have a window seat.