Red-eyes and Eye Masks

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Nov 29th, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Red-eyes and Eye Masks

Which (if any) US airlines give out eye masks on their domestic red-eye flights?

Do you have to ask for them, or do they just offer them?
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Nov 30th, 2012, 02:01 AM
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None at all. Bring your own or buy at airport.
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Nov 30th, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Actually, that's not true. I know that JetBlue gives them out if you are flying an overnight long-distance flight from west to east. Not sure about other routes.
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Nov 30th, 2012, 09:31 AM
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"Which (if any) US airlines give out eye masks on their domestic red-eye flights?

Do you have to ask for them, or do they just offer them?
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Why does it matter? Eye shades are very inexpensive. Buy a pair and then you can fly any airline you want . . .
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Nov 30th, 2012, 12:09 PM
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As Doug notes, JetBlue is the only one that gives them out for free. They also provide earplugs.

That being said, the throw-away masks you get on an airline are usually uncomfortable. I prefer to spend $10 every so often on a good pair. The comfort difference is big enough that I bring my own pair, even when flying internationally in a premium cabin where they will give me an eye mask.
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Nov 30th, 2012, 07:29 PM
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janisj—Obviously I wanted to know and figured Fodorites could help answer the question, or I would not have asked. I certainly do not choose airlines based on whether or not they give out eye masks. Please do not be judgmental.

travelgourmet—Actually, one time when I flew KLM they gave out a mask that I felt was not at all uncomfortable.

Thanks Doug and travelgourmet for your answers. I had read that JetBlue gave them out on eastbound red-eye flights but did not know if anyone else did.
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Nov 30th, 2012, 08:04 PM
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"I certainly do not choose airlines based on whether or not they give out eye masks. Please do not be judgmental."

Judgmental? I merely asked 'Why does it matter?' . . .

Maybe you collect airline memorabilia - and a jetBlue eye shade is missing from your collection??? I have a few I could send you.
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Nov 30th, 2012, 08:14 PM
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janisj—

Sorry. I read "why does it matter?" as "that's a stupid question", not "why do you ask?".
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Dec 8th, 2012, 12:31 PM
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TJ MAXX has great comfortable eye masks for around $10USD.
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Get the kind of eye mask that has "bubbles" over the eye area so that you can blink without difficulty.
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