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

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

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 2022: 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
51.8 - 82.4 °F
MSY
Rainfall
3.3 - 6.4 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

Average price

$159

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$74

From Chicago (CHI) to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to New Orleans (CHI - MSY)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Chicago to New Orleans is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 20% on airfare.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to New Orleans from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $171 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $35. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in February.

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

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 60% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

Cheap flights from Chicago to New Orleans in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CHI to MSY flights for May, June
7 Jun - 8 Jun
$86pp
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
29 May - 7 Jun
$109pp
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
7 Jun - 8 Jun
$110pp
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 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Orleans from Chicago found for this year
7 Jun - 8 Jun
$86pp
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
29 May - 7 Jun
$109pp
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
7 Jun - 8 Jun
$110pp
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
7 Jun - 8 Jun
$86pp
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
15 Jun - 22 Jun
$109pp
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
7 Jun - 8 Jun
$110pp
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
29 May - 7 Jun
$109pp
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
29 May - 9 Jun
$148pp
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
29 May - 7 Jun
$160pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Louis Armstrong from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to New Orleans
2:00 am - 8:01 am
Delta
1 Stop
6h 01m
MDW - MSY
Delta
$89
Delta
5:49 am - 7:59 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
14h 10m
MDW - MSY
Multiple Airlines
$117
Kiwi.com
1:30 pm - 7:27 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
5h 57m
ORD - MSY
Spirit Airlines
$127
Travelocity

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

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 8 different airlines.

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.

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 $86, but on average you can expect to pay $128.

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 $129.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to New Orleans for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to New Orleans within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Thursday, Friday.

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

Per day, 10 flights depart from Chicago to New Orleans on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to New Orleans?

There are many flights that can get you from Chicago to New Orleans in 2h 25m. Fly via Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. There are 843 mi between Chicago and New Orleans. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Currently priced at $86, 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. This flight start at 49% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to New Orleans?

Before booking your flight to New Orleans from Chicago, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: SkyWest Airlines (95%), Alaska Airlines (86%), Qantas Airways( 86%).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to New Orleans?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $71. While the most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - New Orleans Louis Armstrong) can be booked for $86 on average our data indicates $386 when flying from Chicago to New Orleans.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to New Orleans?

The most popular airlines flying from Chicago to New Orleans are American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New Orleans, LA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to New Orleans from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to New Orleans Louis Armstrong within the United States

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from New Orleans?

Returning to Chicago from New Orleans Louis Armstrong

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Orleans Louis Armstrong must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Orleans Louis Armstrong are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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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 from Chicago to MSY
2h 28m
Average temperature for May in New Orleans
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in New Orleans
5.7 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing New Orleans

Top 6 airlines flying from Chicago to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

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
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $20 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Spirit Airlines
$57 $208 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$78 $335 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$87 $404 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$97 $267 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$277 $377 No cancel fee 75%

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 39% of CHI to MSY departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 35% of CHI to MSY departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 22% of CHI to MSY departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% 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
22 daily flights
Monday
14 daily flights
Tuesday
13 daily flights
Wednesday
13 daily flights
Thursday
14 daily flights
Friday
14 daily flights
Saturday
16 daily flights
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