Cheap flights from Des Moines to New Orleans (DSM - MSY)

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The best prices from Des Moines to New Orleans Louis Armstrong are usually found in October or November, booked 44 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Des Moines (DSM) to New Orleans (MSY)

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to MSY flight in 2022: compare Des Moines to New Orleans flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Orleans.
DSM - MSY
Price
$298 - $516
MSY
Temperature
51.8 - 82.4 °F
MSY
Rainfall
3.3 - 6.4 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$298

From Des Moines to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

One-way from

$173

One-way flight from Des Moines 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 Des Moines to New Orleans (DSM - MSY)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Des Moines to New Orleans in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 95% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 44 days in advance to save up to 21% 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 44 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 Des Moines to New Orleans 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $408, or $439 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 17% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to New Orleans?

October is one of the best times of the year to fly to New Orleans from Des Moines. Prices for October average $387 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $212. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a October flight can save you 33% on your journey compared to booking in June

Cheap flights from Des Moines to New Orleans in August, September 2022

The best prices found for DSM to MSY flights for August, September
13 Sep - 16 Sep
$164pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
25 Aug - 29 Aug
$172pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
12 Sep - 15 Sep
$216pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to New Orleans 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Orleans from Des Moines found for this year
13 Sep - 16 Sep
$164pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
25 Aug - 29 Aug
$172pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
12 Sep - 15 Sep
$216pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Cheap American Airlines flights from Des Moines to New Orleans

3 Sep - 7 Sep
$302pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$353pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
20 Aug - 3 Sep
$374pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

Cheap Frontier flights from Des Moines to New Orleans

13 Sep - 16 Sep
$164pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
25 Aug - 29 Aug
$172pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to New Orleans

Late deals on round-trip flights to New Orleans from Des Moines, departing today and this week
19 Aug - 21 Aug
$394pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
18 Aug - 21 Aug
$436pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
18 Aug - 21 Aug
$440pp
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Des Moines

One-way flights to Louis Armstrong from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to New Orleans
11:20 am - 6:20 pm
Delta
1 Stop
7h 00m
DSM - MSY
Delta
$173
Delta
5:52 am - 4:15 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
10h 23m
DSM - MSY
American Airlines
6:21 am - 3:03 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
8h 42m
DSM - MSY
United Airlines
$438
United

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to New Orleans

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Des Moines to New Orleans Louis Armstrong that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to New Orleans for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to New Orleans for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $164, but on average you can expect to pay $286.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to New Orleans for under $400?

There are currently 13+ open flights from Des Moines to New Orleans within the next 7 days for less than $400.

How popular is this Des Moines to New Orleans flight route?

Flights from Des Moines to New Orleans Louis Armstrong have been viewed 13 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Des Moines to New Orleans round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Des Moines to New Orleans round-trip from $164. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are American Airlines, from $302, and United Airlines, from $304. Frontier is 57% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Des Moines to New Orleans are American Airlines ($130), United Airlines ($148), and Delta ($173).

What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to New Orleans?

While on average a flight from Des Moines to New Orleans is generally $611, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $24. When looking at the most popular route, (Des Moines - New Orleans Louis Armstrong), you can expect to pay $218 for that flight.

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

Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Des Moines to New Orleans.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New Orleans, LA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

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

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

Returning to Des Moines from New Orleans Louis Armstrong

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Orleans Louis Armstrong are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Des Moines.

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

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to New Orleans

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

Top 5 airlines flying from Des Moines to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines 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
$16 $24 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.

Frontier
$72 $154 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$204 $451 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$235 $347 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$241 $434 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Des Moines to New Orleans

See what time of day planes typically take off from Des Moines towards New Orleans.
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Weekly flight availability
from Des Moines to New Orleans
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Des Moines to New Orleans.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
0 flights
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