Jetskipper From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 394 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4256 times:
Beginning in June COEX is going to be flying the EMB-145-XR on the ONT-IAH leg, it will leave ONT at approximately 12:30a and arrive IAH at around 6:00a. I have a feeling that this is only the beginning of RJ red-eye flying.
Jetskipper From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3698 times:
A red-eye flight is a flight that takes place during the middle of the night. For them to work there needs to be a change of time zones by at least two to three hours or be a very long flight. As far as I've seen it is only possible for them to work flying west to east (lax-ord), or south to north (gru-ewr). Either way these flights usually depart at 11pm to 1am local and arrive at 5:30am to 7am local. And just like the name implies when the passengers arrive at their destination after an all nighter that is exactly what there eyes look like!
For the flight the post was about it is going to leave ONT at around 12:40am, and arrive IAH at arround 6am. Business men seem to like these flights because it gives them the ability to arrive at the beginning of the business day.
Avi8tir From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3235 times:
I dont think this would work out of SNA due to the curfew restrictions. I believe the airport closes at 11. A red-eye to the ATL, JFK EWR or anywhere on the east coast would work better due to the curfew.
Coronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1597 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2908 times:
SAN has a departure curfew as well. Everything must clear the runway by 11:30pm or be fined. This makes red-eyes to the Central time zone impractical. The only one is to Chicago and they arrive ORD around 4:30am, 1 hour prior to most arrivals from the west. Everything else is to the Eastern time zone.
To fly to IAH, the SAN red-eye would have to stop somewhere that does not have a curfew. TWA sometimes flew SAN-ONT-STL as a red-eye.