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 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
51.8 - 82.4 °F
MSY
Precipitation
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

Round-trip from

$74

From Chicago (CHI) to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

One-way from

$49

One-way flight 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.
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.

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 in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 24% on airfare.

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 87% 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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to MSY flights for October, November
1 Nov - 4 Nov
$57pp
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
8 Nov - 11 Nov
$58pp
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 Nov - 3 Dec
$65pp
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
9 Dec - 13 Dec
$55pp
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
1 Nov - 4 Nov
$57pp
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
8 Nov - 11 Nov
$58pp
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
9 Dec - 13 Dec
$55pp
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
8 Nov - 12 Nov
$57pp
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
8 Nov - 11 Nov
$58pp
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
7 Nov - 11 Nov
$58pp
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 Nov - 17 Nov
$70pp
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
2 Nov - 11 Nov
$74pp
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
4:30 pm - 6:57 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 27m
ORD - MSY
United Airlines
$49
United
3:53 pm - 10:00 am
Frontier
2 Stops
18h 07m
ORD - MSY
Frontier
$68
Kiwi.com
12:00 pm - 9:56 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
21h 56m
ORD - MSY
Multiple Airlines
$69
Kiwi.com

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 21 daily inbound flights from Chicago from 7 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 $55, but on average you can expect to pay $71.

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 $73.

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 can be found on the following days: Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 20 flights depart from Chicago to New Orleans on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 30% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 70% 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 20m. 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 $55, 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 67% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $27. United Airlines flights start at $49 while deals on Frontier start at $68 one-way.

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 (100%), Royal Jordanian (100%), SAS( 80%).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to New Orleans?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $17. While the most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - New Orleans Louis Armstrong) can be booked for $55 on average our data indicates $343 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 Major Airline, American 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 72 hours 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 72 hours 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 26m
Average temperature for October in New Orleans
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in New Orleans
3.3 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing New Orleans

Top 4 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
American Airlines
$48 $191 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$54 $289 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$54 $204 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$82 $287 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to New Orleans

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards New Orleans.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 37% of CHI to MSY departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 32% of CHI to MSY departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 28% of CHI to MSY departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% 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
10 daily flights
Monday
16 daily flights
Tuesday
17 daily flights
Wednesday
27 daily flights
Thursday
37 daily flights
Friday
25 daily flights
Saturday
21 daily flights
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