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Route Information for Flights from Detroit to New Orleans

Origin Airport IATA Code DTT
Destination Airport IATA Code MSY
Distance 928 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Air France, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 11:42AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 2:53AM UTC

Travel from Detroit to New Orleans

Whether you want to explore the Garden District or spend some time in the French Quarter, can help you plan your trip from Detroit to New Orleans. The site offers vacation packages that include your flight, hotel accommodations and rental car. If you only need a flight or hotel accommodation, can perform a search and display all of the available options together, so you can choose one that fits your needs.

Detroit Metro Airport

The Detroit Metro Airport is located at 1 Detroit Metro Airport, in Romulus-a suburb of Detroit. Five airlines offer flights from Detroit to New Orleans: US Airways, AirTran Airways, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines.

If you need to leave your car at the airport while you travel, the airport has numerous long-term parking options. You can park in the Big Blue Deck lot for $10 per day or the Green Lot for $8 per day. A free shuttle service transports passengers from the parking lots to the terminal. If you choose a flight with Delta Air Lines, you can also park in the McNamara Terminal Parking Structure, which has an enclosed walkway between the garage and the terminal. If you don't want to drive to the airport, you can get there via taxicab. Cab fare from downtown Detroit costs $44.50.

If you want to get something to eat before your flight, the airport has a variety of options to choose from. You can eat at Max & Erma's, Cheeseburger Cheeseburger or the Hockeytown Café. If you're looking for something quick and cheap, you can head to Burger King, Wendy's Church's Chicken or McDonald's.

New Orleans, Louisiana

From jazz music and mouthwatering food to historic buildings, you'll find plenty of things to keep you occupied in the southeastern Louisiana city of New Orleans. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie or just want to let loose, there's something for everyone in the The Big Easy.

Exploring New Orleans

Flights from Detroit land at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, located 10 miles west of downtown New Orleans. You can get from the airport into the city by bus, airport shuttle, taxicab or rental car. The airport shuttle bus transports passengers to all area hotels for $20. You can catch the bus outside entrance #7. Bus fare costs $2 per person. Taxicabs from the airport to downtown cost $33 for up to two people and $14 for each additional person. If you want access to your own vehicle, you can reserve a rental car using The airport houses eight rental car companies, including Hertz, Budget and Avis.

New Orleans has a humid subtropical climate; it has short, mild winters and hot, humid summers. During the winter, the average temperature ranges from the low 40s to the mid-60s. Summer temperatures range from the low 70s to the low 90s. If you travel during the summer, you can expect some rain. The city averages 64 inches of precipitation per year, most of which falls between June and August.

You can do more than party on Bourbon Street when you visit the French Quarter. You can listen to jazz music, shop in various boutiques or take an informative walking tour of the area. History buffs will enjoy taking a walking tour of the Garden District. The area is filled with historic homes and mansions. While you're in the area, you should also check out Lafayette Cemetery, where many people from the Garden District are buried.

Plan a New Orleans Vacation

When you're planning your trip from Detroit to New Orleans, you can get all the information you need on The website helps you book flights, hotel rooms and rental cars, and you can use the website to make reservations for guided tours and purchase tickets to local attractions.

Flights from Detroit to New Orleans - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Detroit to New Orleans now?

Head to the Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most comprehensive information on travel restrictions and quarantine when flying from Detroit to New Orleans.

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

Yes, you'll be delighted to hear that you can jet straight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) to Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport (MSY). Direct flights can be booked with Delta and Spirit Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Detroit to New Orleans?

With the journey from Detroit, MI Airport (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport (MSY) taking a minimum of 3 hours and 24 minutes, you'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the experience. Treat yourself to a glass of red and get cozy in your seat with a gripping movie or novel.

What airlines fly from Detroit to New Orleans most frequently?

Delta (DL) is one of the carriers with the most flights from Detroit, MI Airport (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to New Orleans, LA Airport (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.). It offers 60 services each month on this route. Going on vacation is one of life's greatest pleasures, and this carrier will get you to your destination quickly and safely. Also look into the fares from Spirit Airlines (NK). Offering 30 monthly flights between Detroit and New Orleans, they'll ensure your journey is just as enjoyable as the destination.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to New Orleans?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to New Orleans have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to New Orleans with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to New Orleans without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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