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What are red-eye flights?

Red-eye flights (or overnight flights) are commercial flights departing late at night and arriving early in the morning of the next day. The term 'red eye' originates from when passengers feel exhausted after travelling late at night or early in the morning and get red eyes as a result of this. Red-eye flights are regularly used by business travellers who don't want to miss a day of work or those who want to make the most of their trip and avoid travelling during the day.

Searching for WestJet red-eye flights through Alternative Airlines is easy! We've created a handy step-by-step guide below that shows you how to utilise our search tool and apply filters, so you can browse a broad range of red-eye flights with your chosen airline. The majority of red-eye flights last between 4-6 hours, but if you require a shorter or longer flight length, you can certainly find these when searching through Alternative Airlines.

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

How to book red-eye flights with WestJet

Step 1 - Search for flights in search form

Search for flights

Using our search form at the top of the page, fill in your departure and arrival destinations, the day(s) you plan to travel, how many passengers will be flying and which cabin class you'd like to fly in. You can also use our search form to search for multi-city flights. When you're ready, hit the 'Search Flights' button.

How to book red-eye flights with WestJet

Step 2 - Select WestJet as preferred airline to fly with

Select Westjet

Once the search results have loaded, you can apply a filter to find flights from a specific airline of your choice (e.g., WestJet). The filter can be applied either above the search results or in the 'Airlines' drop-down tab.

How to book red-eye flights with WestJet

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

Use the Times filter

For this example, we've selected only WestJet flights to be displayed. To further narrow down your search and find red eye flights with WestJet, you can select the 'Times' tab. Here you can choose the time you wish to depart your flight.

How to book red-eye flights with WestJet

Step 4 - Select red-eye flight and confirm booking

Pick your flights

Choose the right flight for you and hit 'Confirm Selection' to carry on with your booking.

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Popular red-eye flight routes with WestJet

Although WestJet doesn't operate many red eye flights within Canada, it does offer frequently used red eye routes internationally. Business travellers often fly red eye flights with WestJet between Toronto and London, or Halifax and Dublin. Another popular route is one that tourists from Canada often use, between Honolulu and Vancouver.

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

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Toronto ✈ to London

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Honolulu ✈ to Vancouver

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Halifax ✈ to Dublin

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Vancouver ✈ to Toronto

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Red-eye flights tips

The last thing any passenger needs when flying overnight is to feel exhausted and restless after not getting any sleep. We've got a few tips below that you can use to help you settle into your red-eye flight easily, so you can feel well-rest and energised as soon as you land at your destination.

Comfortable clothing

You don't wear your suit at home when you're trying to get to sleep, so why would you wear it on a plane? To make sure you settle into your flight quickly, we recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing such as a hoodie, t-shirt, sweatpants or shorts.


There are a few handy accessories you can bring onboard with you to help you get to sleep faster such as a sleep mask and a travel pillow. It's also a good idea to bring a warm blanket or use the blanket provided by the airline as sometimes the cabin can get chilly, especially on red-eye flights.

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Interrupted sleep? No thanks! We suggest booking a window seat for your red eye flight - this means that if another passenger needs to get up from their seat, they won't need to be climbing over you, potentially waking you up. You'll also have control over the window shutters so you can avoid being woken up by the bright sunrise in the morning.

Eat light

You may think that eating a large meal before your flight will help you get to sleep quicker, when in fact it does the opposite. To give your stomach time to settle, it's recommended you eat a light meal and avoid any oily or fatty foods.


Once the seatbelt light turns off, take some time to get up and have a quick walk around the cabin. to stretch your legs. This will help the blood circulation in your body, resulting in a night of better, deeper sleep.

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Red-eye flights with WestJet FAQs

Can I book WestJet red eye flights?

Absolutely! It's really easy to book WestJet red eye flights through Alternative Airlines. Our step-by-step guide from earlier shows you how to find the red eye flight that's perfect for you, with any airline of your choice. WestJet doesn't frequently operate red eye flights within Canada, but does offer overnight flights major cities in Europe as well as Hawaii.

Can I buy WestJet red eye flights on finance?

Of course! If you'd like to book your WestJet flights today but want to spread the cost over time, you can do so with Alternative Airlines. We have 40+ payment methods to offer, ranging from 'buy now, pay later' finance plans to virtual wallets to cryptocurrency. Some of the Buy Now, Pay Later plans we offer include AfterpayPayPal CreditKlarnaAffirm and more. Take a look at our Buy Now, Pay Later guide to find out more.

What time is a red eye flight?

Red eye flights normally take off very late at night from 10 pm to 1 am and land early in the morning from 5 am to 7 am of the next day. Different flight lengths will be available depending on the route you've chosen and the airline you wish to fly with.