Red Eye Flight
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 check out, 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 for 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.