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Most heading flying from New Orleans use the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Look for flights from New Orleans using Orbitz.com and you will be able to choose from the many air passenger carriers that service the airport, including Air Canada, AirTran, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United and US Airways.
You'll never have to spend hours searching for a parking space as the New Orleans International Airport's long-term parking garage has the capacity to hold 2,500 cars. The cost is fairly reasonable at a maximum of $13 for any 24-hour period. Alternatively, there are also off-site parking operators like Park 'N Fly on Airline Drive and US Park on Airline Highways that offer free shuttle services to and from the airport.
To get to the airport, you can take the airport-downtown express bus (E-2) for only $2.00, but jostling with other commuters may not be convenient if you're carrying a lot of luggage. Tiger Airport Shuttle provides transportation to and from Baton Rouge, while the airport's shuttle service travels between the airport and New Orleans' central business district. You can also find cabs that charge roughly $33 for transportation from the downtown area to the airport. If you purchased your air ticket through Orbitz.com, you may have saved enough money to treat yourself by hiring a private car or limousine service to get you to the airport on time in comfort.
Whether you are looking for a cold beverage or a light nosh, you will have plenty of choices once you reach the airport. Popular eateries include the CafÃ© Beignet in the West Terminal near the JetBlue counter, Lucky dog on concourses B and C, PJ's Coffee before the security checkpoint on Concourse C and Praline Connection on Concourse B. Enjoy your trip, and remember to use Orbitz.com for the best deals the next time you are looking for flights from New Orleans.
Travelers visiting Athens will initially arrive at Athens "Eleftherios Venizelos" International Airport. Orbitz.com offers travelers the ability to search for cheap flights to Athens from a number of airlines, including United Airlines, Air Canada, US Airways, and Delta. The airport is located about 17 miles from the center of the city.
From the airport, travelers can use the public transit system to reach the city. A ride on the metro will cost about eight euros. Another option is to rent a car to enjoy increased freedom and flexibility for exploring Athens. Orbitz.com helps travelers find sales on car rentals prior to their arrival in Athens.
Travelers planning a visit to Athens should be aware that the best time to visit is March through May. The average temperature during this time is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperatures begin to rise from June through August, which may be an unpleasant time to visit. The average daytime temperature in August is 92 degrees Fahrenheit, but temperatures can also rise above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperatures begin to cool in October. Between November and February is when the city receives the most rain. During this time, Athens can be windy and chilly, with temperatures about 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Athens and the surrounding area are home to numerous historical landmarks, including the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Dionysos, the oldest theater in Greece. Museums are located throughout the city as well. Parnitha National Park is another popular destination for visitors to Athens. To find low-cost air tickets and cheap flights to Athens for viewing these attractions, check with Orbitz.com.
You'll need to break up the journey from New Orleans to Athens because there are no direct services on this route. British Airways, American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic offer the next best thing — a flight with just a single stopover.
With the shortest flight time from New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.) to Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) being 12 hours and 6 minutes, you'll want to have some in-flight survival tricks in your repertoire. Earplugs, a neck pillow and an eye-mask should be among the essentials you pack in your carry-on bag.
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 Athens 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.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Athens 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.
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.
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 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!
*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
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