a red eye

a red eye

  (American informal)
a flight that leaves late at night and arrives early the next morning We took the red eye from Seattle to New York.
See also: eye, red
References in classic literature ?
It got thicker and thicker, till it seemed as if it became concentrated into a sort of pillar of cloud in the room, through the top of which I could see the light of the gas shining like a red eye.