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Airfares from $43 One Way, $86 Round Trip from New Orleans to Chicago

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More About Flying To Chicago from New Orleans

Route Information for Flights from New Orleans to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeMSY
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance838 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, JAL, Air Canada, Aer Lingus, Copa Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Qantas, SAS, Royal Jordanian, Iberia, ANA, Lufthansa, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival2:59PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival11:37PM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 1, 2020

Got last row in back of plane and it didn't recline.

Jan 31, 2020

I didn’t like that they gave us separated seats when there were plenty empty seats and wouldn’t let anyone move. They just wanted money for us to change seats. We wouldn’t do it. Shame on them.

Jan 10, 2020

We made it to Chicago 20 mins ahead of expected time

Dec 22, 2019

Brought only carry on so no detail on luggage question. Flight was smooth and arrived early. Very easy all around. No stress flight

Nov 1, 2019

Wifi wasn't good; however, even though me and my girlfriend weren't a part of priority boarding, I asked the flight attendant if I could get a pair of headphones cause I seen the gentleman handing them out and the headphones I had were only Bluetooth. The lady was kind enough to get me a pair, it just made the flight more comfortable for me and the girlfriend. Thanks!!

Sep 20, 2019

Overall great service

Sep 13, 2019

Amazing service by flight staff!!!

Jul 30, 2019

Overall good experience!!

Jan 20, 2019

Rerouted travel plan successfully after primary flight cancelled due to weather.

Nov 14, 2018

Overall good, seat too narrow

Travel from New Orleans to Chicago

When you’re ready to exit the “Big Easy” and jaunt off to “Chi-town,” be sure to visit to find the best possible deals on flights from New Orleans to Chicago. New Orleans is a laid-back Southern party town, while Chicago exudes a sophisticated atmosphere. A visit to the progressive Northern metropolis of Chicago will show you new ways to have a good time.

Departing New Orleans

Travelers will fly out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Named after the famous jazz musician, the airport is located just ten miles west of the center of New Orleans. You can take a bus to the terminal or get a taxi for around $31. If you’ve got some time before boarding, you’ll find a number of restaurants, lounges, and shops inside the airport. If you’ll be driving your vehicle to the airport, various parking options are available at rates as low as $13 per day.

Enjoying Chicago

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is located eighteen miles from downtown. A taxi ride from the airport to the downtown area costs around $38. The city’s public transportation is efficient and affordable. The Chicago Transit Authority runs a stable of trains and buses that cover the whole metro area. Unlimited visitor passes are $5.75 per day, $14 for three days, and just $23 for a week. In the warm summer months, check out the unique water taxi service. However you get around, you’ll find Chicago has a lot to offer. The Museum Campus area is home to some of the world’s finest museums. The Lincoln Park Zoo is free to visitors, and it’s open every day of the year. There are many ethnic neighborhoods, which offer amazingly diverse cuisine and cultural activities. Check out a Cubs game in the summer or a Bears game in the colder months. You can enjoy one of Chicago’s many festivals, such as the annual Taste of Chicago or Lollapalooza. Laugh yourself silly in Old Town at a Second City comedy show. Be sure to stop by Lincoln Park’s Steppenwolf Theatre and catch one of its groundbreaking shows. Chicago is a Northern city with cold and snowy winters and January lows averaging about 17°F. Summers are comfortable with high temperatures averaging 80 to 85°F. Whenever you decide to visit Chicago, you’ll have a wide range of entertainment and dining opportunities to choose from.

Planning Your Trip

Be sure to check for the best deals on flights from New Orleans to Chicago. Expand your search to hotels and rental cars to maximize your savings. When you arrive in Chicago, plan on taking in the sights and scenes this sprawling city has to offer.

Flights from New Orleans to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

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

With 9 airlines offering nonstop services from Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport to O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD), your unforgettable vacation is only a few clicks away. Find out what specials are available with these popular carriers:

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

If the weather is good and there are no unexpected hiccups, you could be flying into Midway Airport from Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport in as little as 2 hours and 55 minutes. With such a quick flight time, think about taking just hand luggage.

What airlines fly from New Orleans to Chicago most frequently?

Get to your destination with one of these favorite airlines which fly most frequently from New Orleans to Chicago. United Airlines - (UA) with 86 flights every month Spirit Airlines - (NK) with 86 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 86 flights every month Spirit Airlines - (NK) with 86 flights every month United Airlines - (UA) with 86 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 86 flights every month

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

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 Chicago 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 Chicago with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Chicago 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.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.