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

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The best prices from Chicago to New Orleans are usually found in August or July, booked 0 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Saturday

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

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to MSY flight in 2021: compare Chicago to New Orleans flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Orleans.
CHI - MSY
Price
$74 - $233
MSY
Temperature
66.2 - 91.4 °F
MSY
Rainfall
3.3 - 7.8 inches

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 57% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$74

From Chicago to New Orleans

One-way from

$64

One-way flight from Chicago to New Orleans

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 Chicago to New Orleans?

Leaving on a Monday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 87% on the overall cost on flights from Chicago to New Orleans.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago to New Orleans, book at least 31 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 28% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $200 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $252.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to New Orleans. Flights to New Orleans from Chicago in August are about $192 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $83.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Chicago to New Orleans in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 24% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

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

The best prices found for CHI to MSY flights for May, June
5 Jun - 12 Jun
$63pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 May - 28 May
$71pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jun - 12 Jun
$74pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to New Orleans 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Orleans from Chicago found for this year
5 Jun - 12 Jun
$63pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 May - 28 May
$71pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jun - 12 Jun
$74pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to New Orleans from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to New Orleans direct flight deals
5 Jun - 12 Jun
$63pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 May - 28 May
$71pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jun - 12 Jun
$74pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to New Orleans

Late deals on round-trip flights to New Orleans from Chicago, departing today and this week
21 May - 28 May
$71pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 May - 28 May
$75pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 May - 27 May
$79pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to New Orleans from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to New Orleans
3:45 pm - 6:13 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 28m
ORD - MSY
United Airlines
$64
United
11:05 am - 1:27 pm
Major Airline
Nonstop
2h 22m
ORD - MSY
Major Airline
$69
StudentUniverse
6:05 am - 1:30 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
7h 25m
ORD - MSY
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to New Orleans

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to New Orleans 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 Chicago and New Orleans 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 Chicago to New Orleans Louis Armstrong have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines flying from Chicago to New Orleans Louis Armstrong have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Located just 11.4 mi from the city center, New Orleans Louis Armstrong is the airport most travelers will use when flying to New Orleans from Chicago. Booking flights from Chicago to Louis Armstrong (MSY) should be relatively easy as there are 15 daily inbound flights from Chicago from 7 different airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to New Orleans for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $63, but on average you can expect to pay $83.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to New Orleans under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to New Orleans is less than $83.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to New Orleans?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Friday, Saturday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 6 flights from Chicago to New Orleans Louis Armstrong a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 67% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 33% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than New Orleans?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 91 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in New Orleans is generally hotter than in Chicago. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Chicago to New Orleans?

Spirit Airlines can get you from Chicago to New Orleans in just under 2h 15m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. The distance between Chicago and New Orleans is about 843 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Currently priced at $63, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Chicago to New Orleans and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 63% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $28. However, be on the lookout for offers from United Airlines and Major Airline, as they are both options that can get you from Chicago to New Orleans for a low price.

Alternative routes for Chicago to New Orleans

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

Destination information for New Orleans

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to New Orleans.
Flight duration
2h 27m
Average temperature for May in New Orleans
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in New Orleans
5.7 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing New Orleans

Top 4 airlines flying from Chicago to New Orleans

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to New Orleans 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
American Airlines
$48 $191 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$54 $204 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$82 $287 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$54 $289 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to New Orleans

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards New Orleans.
Morning 6 AM to noon 54% of CHI to MSY departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 25% of CHI to MSY departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 20% of CHI to MSY departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to MSY departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to New Orleans
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to New Orleans.
Sunday
12 daily flights
Monday
20 daily flights
Tuesday
19 daily flights
Wednesday
12 daily flights
Thursday
18 daily flights
Friday
18 daily flights
Saturday
9 daily flights
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