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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 expression '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 really popular with business travellers who don't want to miss a day of work, so they decide to travel during the night.

You can search red eye flights with United through Alternative Airlines. Simply use our search form at the top of the page and search for red eye flights that best suit you. Red eye flights usually last between 4-6 hours, however you can adjust the flight length that's best for you.

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

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with United Airlines

Step 1 - Search for flights in search form

Search for flights

Use the search form at the top of the page, choose a return, one-way or multi city search. Then fill in the search form with your preferred departure and arrival destinations and the dates you wish to travel along with the number of passengers will be flying. Select 'Search Flights'.

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with United Airlines

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

Select United Airlines

Then, using the airline filter select the airline you wish to fly with (e.g. United).

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with United Airlines

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

Use the Times filter

Once you have selected the airline of your choice, navigate to the 'Times' tab and select the time you wish to depart for your flight. You

How to Book Red-Eye Flights with United Airlines

Step 4 - Select your red-eye flight and confirm selection to proceed to payment

Pick your flights

After you've selected the flight you wish to fly select 'Confirm Selection' and proceed to the payment section.

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Popular Red-Eye Flight Routes with United Airlines

Red eye flights with United are mostly within the US - this includes many flights between the East and West Coasts. For example, if you reside and work in Denver but need to attend a business event or meeting in Boston, you can book red eye United flights without missing a day of work. This can be easily done when booking red eye flights through Alternative Airlines.

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

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Los Angeles ✈ to New York

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New York ✈ to Las Vegas

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Seattle ✈ to Miami

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Denver ✈ to Boston

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Red-Eye Flights Tips

No one enjoys getting off the plane feeling worn-out and exhausted - we have put together some tips and tricks for flying on a red eye flight to ensure you feel energised when you've landed at your destination.

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We know it's important to show up smart to your business meeting, however, when you're flying we recommend you leave your suit in your case and get changed into comfortable clothing such as a hoodie, sweatpants and a loose t-shirt. You'll be asleep in no time!


Why not bring a sleep mask, a pillow and a warm blanket with you on flight. This will help you fall asleep faster!


No one likes being interrupted when asleep - it's best to book the window seat as this will reduce the chance of other passengers disturbing you if they need to squeeze past. The window seat also means you have full control over the window shutters, so you can avoid being woken by the sunrise.

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Red-Eye Flights with United Airlines FAQs

Can I book United red eye flights?

Yes, you can! Through Alternative Airlines you can book red eye flights - you can depart late at night and arrive early morning the following day. Use our search form at the top of the page and begin your search for red eye flights. Select the 'Experience' tab and click 'show overnight flights only' or use the 'Times' tab and select the time you wish to depart.

Can I buy United red eye flights on finance?

Yes... through Alternative Airlines. You can buy United red eye flights and pay in instalments. Alternative Airlines has partnered with many payment plan providers such as KlarnaAfterpayAffirmzip and more. You can secure the prices of red eye flights today and spread the cost of the flight overtime.

What time is a red eye flight?

Red eye flights normally take off late at night from 10pm to 1 am and arrive early in the morning the following day around 5 am - 7 am. Red eye flights are great for business travellers who don't want to miss a working day.