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Fares from $27 One Way, $53 Round Trip from Chicago to New Orleans

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More About Flying To New Orleans from Chicago

Flights from Chicago to New Orleans - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to New Orleans?

Yep, your unforgettable vacation is just a single flight away. Awesome news, isn't it? Travel in comfort on board one of the 3 carriers that fly directly from Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to New Orleans, LA Airport (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.). Popular choices include:

  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Chicago to New Orleans?

The journey from Chicago to New Orleans can be as fast as 2 hours and 17 minutes. With an easy flight time like this, why not grab some friends and organize a spontaneous getaway?

What airlines fly from Chicago to New Orleans most frequently?

Take a look at American Airlines (AA). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to New Orleans, LA Airport (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.). It operates 46 services on this route every month and is a favorite with travelers. If you can't find the right flight there, take a look at United Airlines (UA). This carrier is a fantastic alternative and has 37 flights from Chicago to New Orleans every month.

Route Information for Flights from Chicago to New Orleans

Origin Airport IATA CodeCHI
Destination Airport IATA CodeMSY
Distance838 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Alaska Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival3:27PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival3:27PM UTC

Flights Review

Mar 4, 2020

There were very few of us, an early flight and so I got to sit in First Class....was very kind.

Mar 2, 2020

Had an issue with my bag not sure why it was pulled off the conveyor belt once the bags were released for pick up. So I spent more time waiting until someone finally was able to inform me where the bag was located

Feb 18, 2020

Flight got diverted to Houston due to fog in New Orleans, but we were taken care of.

Dec 14, 2019

Flight attendant in the rear of the cabin was extremely nice! Made me feel like I was in first class :)

Sep 8, 2019

Super easy check-in and I got a great seat without evening paying extra for an assigned seat !!! :)

Aug 15, 2019

They were very attentive to my needs. It’s hard when you have a disability, but they made me very comfortable.

Jul 10, 2019

Passenger sitting behind me kept kneeing me in the back and also kicked me in the feet. My feet were placed directly in front of me. So your seating spacing is horrible for people of large stature and size inconveniencing others. I had a painful ride.

Jun 18, 2019

The time went by so fast, flying from to Chicago to New Orleans! I'm sticking with American. Just missed a rainstorm and I'm safe in my hotel.

Jun 10, 2019

Only negative—Picking up bag afterward took a half hour—this was a very long time

Dec 29, 2018

The flight was fine. Car rental thru orbitz was a disaster. I paid for 3 days but only got 2 days of rental. When I printed out the itinerary it omitted the price per day so I could not prove days paid for other than the fact they charged me for 3 days of insurance. I felt ripped off and would not recommend using this service to anyone.

Traveling from Chicago to New Orleans

Airports in Chicago

The city of Chicago is primarily served by two international airports. Travelers looking for low-fare flights from Chicago can use Orbitz.com to find flights from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located on the city's southwest side, approximately eight miles from Chicago's Loop. O'Hare serves as a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines, and Midway is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Chicago Airport Parking

Daily, hourly, and valet parking are available at O'Hare. Rates vary from $2.00 to $10.00 per hour. An economy parking lot is also available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. Similar parking options and rates apply at Midway.

Chicago Airport Transportation

There are numerous transportation options for getting to and from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare can be accessed via regional trains, buses, and local mass transit lines. The CTA Blue Line offers a fast and convenient transportation option to and from this airport. Midway is served by the CTA Orange Line. Car rental services are available at both airports, and travelers can quickly book car rental services at either airport using Orbitz.com.

Chicago Airport Restaurants

Both O'Hare and Midway offer a variety of restaurant options for travelers. Restaurants located in both airports include Starbuck's Coffee, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Chili's, Cinnabon, and Dunkin Donuts, making it easy for visitors to grab a quick breakfast, snack, or meal. By using Orbitz.com, travelers can quickly and easily find low-fare flights from Chicago.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Use Orbitz.com to help you find cheap flights to New Orleans. Louis Armstrong International Airport is the major airport that serves the city. It is located 10 miles west of downtown New Orleans in the city of Kenner, Louisiana. The airport services over 8.5 million passengers each year. Louis Armstrong International Airport is a hub for American Airlines, JetBlue, Delta, and Southwest Airlines. To get low fares, use Orbitz.com when booking a flight to New Orleans.

Transportation at Louis Armstrong International Airport

Louis Armstrong International Airport has several transportation and parking options for visitors. The airport offers over 3,000 parking spaces for both short-term and long-term parking. Rates for short-term parking start at $2 an hour, and long-term parking prices are as low as $13 a day. Ground transportation includes airport shuttles, Amtrak, taxis, and public transportation. Taxi cabs from the airport to the city's center usually charge a flat rate of $33 per person.

Weather in New Orleans

New Orleans generally has a subtropical climate. Winters are usually very cool, with temperatures averaging 50 degrees. Pack light sweaters and coats. Spring and fall tend to be pleasant, with temperatures averaging 79 degrees. Summers can get very hot and humid, with temperatures reaching as high as 95 degrees. Be alert when travelling to New Orleans during hurricane season, which lasts from August to November.

Popular Attractions in New Orleans

New Orleans is home to a plethora of tourist attractions. Visitors to the city can tour the historic French Quarter and Garden District, which both offer sightseeing tours, as well as fantastic shopping. Audubon Park is another popular attraction. Its lush greenery stretches across Uptown New Orleans, right across the street from Tulane and Loyola Universities. If you are visiting during Mardi Gras season, which starts in February, you can watch a variety of parades traveling from Uptown New Orleans to the French Quarter. You can book cheap flights to New Orleans with the help of Orbitz.com.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.