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Airfares from $49 One Way, $118 Round Trip from New Orleans to New York

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Route Information for Flights from New Orleans to New York

Origin Airport IATA Code
Destination Airport IATA Code
1181 mi
Direct Flight Airlines
American Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM, Icelandair, Delta Air Lines, EL AL, Royal Air Maroc, Etihad Airways, JetBlue Airways, LATAM Airlines, ITA Airways, Korean Air, TAP Air Portugal, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival
6:57PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival
4:14AM UTC

If you are planning to swap the Big Easy for the Big Apple, be sure to book your flights with Orbitz. We offer all the best fares on domestic flights in the US so you will be sure to bag a bargain.

Popular Routes from New Orleans to New York

There are more than a dozen flights from New Orleans to New York’s three main airports – John F Kennedy, Newark and LaGuardia – every day, with planes departing regularly from the early morning to late afternoon, so it should be easy to find a route that suits you.

Airlines that operate between the two cities include Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United.

The Flight from New Orleans to New York

The 1,150-mile journey north from New Orleans in Louisiana to New York City takes just under three hours, although you’ll spend less than two-and-a-half hours in the air – the rest of the time is spent taxiing to and from the runway.

If you draw a straight line from New Orleans to New York on the map it would run right down the middle of the Appalachian Mountains, but your plane will fly along one side of the range. The route to the east of the mountains Takes you over Alabama, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. This route is quicker but sometimes weather conditions and air traffic mean the plane will take the slightly longer route to the west, flying over Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.

Most flights are on board a Boeing 737 or Airbus A319 jet with space for well over a hundred passengers, but some are on smaller jets, such as the Embraer E170, which carries around 70 people.

Whatever the model our aircraft will be flying at around 35,000 feet and travelling at speeds of up to 500 mph.

Although the flight is domestic it pays to arrive at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans well before you are due to take off. When you book your ticket with Orbitz be sure to check if luggage is included in the price, as some airlines charge extra for checked in bags.

US citizens will not need a passport but will have to show some form of government-issued photo ID to board the plane. Non-US citizens will need their official travel documents.

Louis Armstrong International, 11 miles west of downtown New Orleans, handles around 12 million passengers a year. At around 1.4 meters above sea level it is the second lowest in the world, after Schiphol in Amsterdam.

The airport is just off Route 61, meaning that Interstate 10 is easy to get to by bus, cab or car. If you are driving there are thousands of long stay parking spaces available. After checking in there are plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes to relax in before boarding your flight. The airport also has four music stages so you may get to catch a live performance before you fly.

All three of the major airports in New York have excellent transport links to the city center, and you can easily hire a car or book a hotel for your stay when you book your flight online with Orbitz.

Other Flight Destinations on the East Coast

If you want to explore the north eastern States, or are looking for cheap flights to alternative destinations in the region, consider these options:

Flights from New Orleans to Boston

Flights from New Orleans to Philadelphia

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from New Orleans to New York now?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor can help you with questions about current travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when taking a flight from New Orleans to New York.
Are there non-stop flights from New Orleans to New York?
Yes, you’ll be happy to hear that you can jet straight from MSY to EWR. Direct flights can be booked with United Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
What is the shortest flight from New Orleans to New York?
Getting from Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport to LaGuardia Airport takes at least 3 hours and 32 minutes. Enjoy a tipple and read a few magazines — it’s the perfect opportunity to sit back and chill out.
What airlines fly from New Orleans to New York most frequently?
There are two airlines offering frequent flights from New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.) to EWR, including United Airlines (UA). Popular with travelers, it operates 91 flights on this route each month. Alternatively, book your favorite aisle (or window) seat with Spirit Airlines (NK). You’ll have 21 monthly flights between New Orleans and New York to choose from with this company.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to New York?
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 York 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 York with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to New York 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 2021 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 from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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