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Flights to New Orleans

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Best Anytime fares to New Orleans

Cheap round-trip flights to New Orleans

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip
New York New Orleans Sat, Jan 10 - Tue, Jan 13 airline logo United Airlines $193
Los Angeles New Orleans Tue, Jan 27 - Fri, Jan 30 new F9 logo Frontier Airlines $277
Chicago New Orleans Mon, Jan 19 - Thu, Jan 22 THIS IS AN UPDATED VERSION Spirit Airlines $97
Boston New Orleans Sat, Feb 7 - Tue, Feb 10 airline logo US Airways $202
Washington DC New Orleans Wed, Jan 28 - Sat, Jan 31 airline logo American Airlines $186
San Francisco New Orleans Wed, Jan 21 - Fri, Jan 23 new F9 logo Frontier Airlines $266
Philadelphia New Orleans Fri, Jan 16 - Tue, Jan 20 airline logo US Airways $247
Seattle New Orleans Fri, Jan 23 - Fri, Jan 30 airline logo American Airlines $264
Denver New Orleans Tue, Jan 27 - Tue, Feb 3 new F9 logo Frontier Airlines $145
Newark New Orleans Mon, Jan 12 - Thu, Jan 22 airline logo United Airlines $193
Baltimore New Orleans Sat, Jan 17 - Sat, Jan 24 airline logo American Airlines $195
Pittsburgh New Orleans Sun, Jan 18 - Wed, Jan 28 airline logo US Airways $314
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Best weekend fares to New Orleans

Best weekend fares to New Orleans

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip
New York New Orleans Sat, Jan 10 - Mon, Jan 12 Delta Airlines Delta Air Lines $193
Los Angeles New Orleans Sat, Jan 24 - Mon, Jan 26 new F9 logo Frontier Airlines $297
Chicago New Orleans Fri, Jan 23 - Sat, Jan 24 THIS IS AN UPDATED VERSION Spirit Airlines $185
Boston New Orleans Sat, Jan 31 - Mon, Feb 2 airline logo US Airways $202
Washington DC New Orleans Sat, Jan 10 - Mon, Jan 12 airline logo US Airways $187
San Francisco New Orleans Thu, Jan 15 - Sat, Jan 17 airline logo American Airlines $286
Philadelphia New Orleans Fri, Jan 30 - Sun, Feb 1 airline logo US Airways $247
Seattle New Orleans Fri, Jan 23 - Mon, Jan 26 Delta Airlines Delta Air Lines $304
Denver New Orleans Thu, Jan 22 - Mon, Jan 26 new F9 logo Frontier Airlines $165
Newark New Orleans Sat, Jan 10 - Mon, Jan 12 airline logo US Airways $207
Baltimore New Orleans Thu, Feb 19 - Mon, Feb 23 Delta Airlines Delta Air Lines $262
Pittsburgh New Orleans Thu, Jan 22 - Mon, Jan 26 airline logo US Airways $311
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The two major airports in New Orleans are the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and the New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEW). MSY is the main commercial airport for New Orleans, handling most of the domestic and international New Orleans flights. Flights can be arranged as a package deal, including hotel and public travel accommodations. There are also single plane ticket packages that can be purchased for flights to New Orleans. Incentives to passengers at the Louis Armstrong Airport include a cell-phone lot where people waiting to pick-up arriving passengers can be called when a specific flight arrives. NEW is a public-use airport that services the New Orleans area. This airport is best used for local and domestic flights, so cheaper air fare may be available for people that are traveling to New Orleans from nearby cities in the Bayou.

New Orleans Weather

New Orleans has nice weather throughout the year. Temperatures are usually mild with a subtropical climate. New Orleans is located near the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters, which certainly affects the climate there.New Orleans flights during the summer months will introduce travelers to hot and humid weather. Moreover, there is a chance of thunderstorms and rainfall in the summer season. Spring, fall, and winter months are the best times to plan your flight to the city of Jazz. September and October present ideal temperatures in the 70s and 80s; so these are good months to schedule New Orleans flights.

Getting Around New Orleans

Once your flight lands at MSY, you will have several transportation options to get you to your next destination. You can rent a car to travel to local attractions or catch a cab as an affordable alternative. New Orleans is also easy to navigate by bike. You can rent a small bike or better yet, if you have friends or relatives that live in the area, borrow a ride during your stay. Flights to New Orleans aren't quite complete if you don't use the popular street cars to visit local attractions (especially bars).

New Orleans Attractions

This unique and lively city will bring out the best in its visitors once they experience everything New Orleans has to offer. The following attractions will give a person every reason to want to visit:

  • Mardi Gras, the popular Carnival event is one of the main reasons people visit New Orleans
  • Bourbon Street, a well-known party street in the French Quarter section of the city frequented by locals and tourists
  • The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an annual event that celebrates the New Orleans music and cultural landscape
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, one of the top aquariums in the country and host to sea otter and African penguin exhibits.
  • Preservation Hall, a famous jazz performance hall in the French Quarter
  • New Orleans When to Go

    The best months to travel to New Orleans are March, April, October, and November. The air is soft and lush, scented with sweet olive and night-blooming jasmine. The restaurants and bars in the French Quarter and Uptown prop open their doors, and the smell of boiled crawfish and the sounds of jazz spill out onto the streets. These months also mark the height of festival season, including Jazz Fest (April/May), the French Quarter Festival (April), Voodoo Music Experience (October), and the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival (November). While tourism does spike in these months, this city's built to handle far larger crowds (think Mardi Gras and the Sugar Bowl), and the streets rarely feel congested.

    The winters, while shorter and milder than in more northerly climes, can bring temperatures to near freezing. The city is often infused with a damp cold and raked with ornery winds. That doesn't stop people from spilling out of their houses for Saints tailgate parties near the Superdome (August through January) or taking to the streets for Mardi Gras (February or March). The two weekends leading up to Fat Tuesday are rife with parades, with the first weekend somewhat more subdued.

    Then there's summer, when conditions are hot and damp. And did we mention hot? Like cayenne-pepper hot. Most New Orleanians learn to move slowly and spend their time hunkered in air conditioning awaiting a cool thunderstorm. This is also peak hurricane season (the prime months for truly dangerous storms are August and September), so travelers should have a backup plan in their pocket.

  • New Orleans When to Go

    Spring and fall are the best times to visit New Orleans. The air is soft and lush, scented with sweet olive and night-blooming jasmine. The restaurants and bars in the French Quarter and Uptown prop open their doors, and the smell of boiled crawfish and the sounds of jazz spill out onto the streets. These months also mark the height of festival season, including Jazz Fest (April/May), the French Quarter Festival (April), Voodoo Music Experience (October), and the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival (November). While tourism does spike in these months, this city’s built to handle far larger crowds (think Mardi Gras and the Sugar Bowl), and the streets rarely feel congested.

    The winters, while shorter and milder than in more northerly climes, can bring temperatures to near freezing. The city is often infused with a damp cold and raked with ornery winds. That doesn’t stop people from spilling out of their houses for Saints tailgate parties near the Superdome (August through January) or taking to the streets for Mardi Gras (February or March). The two weekends leading up to Fat Tuesday are rife with parades, with the first weekend somewhat more subdued.

    Then there’s summer, when conditions are hot and damp. And did we mention hot? Like cayenne-pepper hot. Most New Orleanians learn to move slowly and spend their time hunkered in air conditioning awaiting a cool thunderstorm. This is also peak hurricane season (the prime months for truly dangerous storms are August and September), so travelers should have a backup plan in their pocket.

Airports in New Orleans LA, US

map of airports in New Orleans
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    New Orleans Airport (MSY)

    Distance from City Center: 10.8 miles