Cheap flights from New Orleans to Chicago (MSY - CHI)

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The best prices from New Orleans to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 14 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New Orleans (MSY) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best MSY to CHI flight in 2021: compare New Orleans to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
MSY - CHI
Price
$70 - $172
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 44% potential price drop

Average price

$120

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$70

From New Orleans to Chicago

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from New Orleans to Chicago?

Travelers have found that booking a Friday departure is the best way to save up to 57% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from New Orleans to Chicago?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 20 days in advance to save up to 10% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 20 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from New Orleans to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $137, or $157 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New Orleans to Chicago?

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from New Orleans. Prices for April average $135 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $33. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 49% on your journey compared to booking in April

When is the cheapest time to fly from New Orleans to Chicago (MSY - CHI)?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 51% on flights from New Orleans to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from New Orleans to Chicago in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MSY to CHI flights for May, June
3 Jun - 5 Jun
$63pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
4 Jun - 12 Jun
$64pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
3 Jun - 5 Jun
$73pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong

New Orleans to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from New Orleans found for this year
3 Jun - 5 Jun
$63pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
4 Jun - 12 Jun
$64pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
3 Jun - 5 Jun
$73pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong

Non-stop flights to Chicago from New Orleans

Save time with New Orleans to Chicago direct flight deals
3 Jun - 5 Jun
$63pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
4 Jun - 12 Jun
$64pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
3 Jun - 5 Jun
$73pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong

Last minute flights from New Orleans to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from New Orleans, departing today and this week
26 May - 30 May
$83pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
28 May - 30 May
$84pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
28 May - 30 May
$85pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong

One-way flights to Chicago from New Orleans

The cheapest one-way flights from New Orleans to Chicago
4:39 am - 7:06 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 27m
MSY - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$85
mytrip.com
3:45 pm - 8:59 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 14m
MSY - ORD
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">New Orleans</span> to <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From New Orleans to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from New Orleans to Chicago due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both New Orleans and Chicago for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Which airlines flying from New Orleans Louis Armstrong to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

What airport do you fly from for flights from New Orleans to Chicago?

New Orleans Louis Armstrong (MSY) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from New Orleans to Chicago. You should not have trouble finding flights to Chicago from Louis Armstrong; the airport handles an average of 25 outbound flights to Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 6 airlines have flights from the New Orleans airport to Chicago. It is only a 11.4 mi journey to Louis Armstrong (MSY) from New Orleans’s city center.

Can I find flights from New Orleans to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New Orleans to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $63, but on average you can expect to pay $90.

Are there nonstop flights from New Orleans to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New Orleans to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from New Orleans to Chicago is less than $89.

Are there last-minute flights available from New Orleans to Chicago for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New Orleans to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $100.

How many flights depart from New Orleans to Chicago on average per day?

Travelers can expect 1 flight from New Orleans Louis Armstrong to Chicago on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

Is New Orleans weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 91 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Chicago is typically colder than in New Orleans. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from New Orleans to Chicago?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines fly from New Orleans to Chicago in about 2h 27m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance between New Orleans and Chicago is about 831 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from New Orleans to Chicago round-trip?

Currently priced at $63, Spirit Airlines will fly you from New Orleans to Chicago and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Spirit Airlines is 49% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from New Orleans to Chicago one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from New Orleans to Chicago are Spirit Airlines ($27), American Airlines ($79), and Delta ($88).

Alternative routes for New Orleans to Chicago

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New Orleans to Chicago.
Flight duration
2h 25m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing New Orleans

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 4 airlines flying from New Orleans to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New Orleans to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$49 $160 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$71 $189 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$48 $212 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$82 $249 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from New Orleans to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from New Orleans towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 52% of MSY to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 39% of MSY to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of MSY to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of MSY to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New Orleans to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from New Orleans to Chicago.
Sunday
21 daily flights
Monday
30 daily flights
Tuesday
26 daily flights
Wednesday
27 daily flights
Thursday
27 daily flights
Friday
29 daily flights
Saturday
19 daily flights
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