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 August or June, booked 19 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Sunday and return on a Monday

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 2021: compare Des Moines to New Orleans flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Orleans.
DSM - MSY
Price
$216 - $362
MSY
Temperature
51.8 - 82.4 °F
MSY
Precipitation
3.3 - 6.4 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£216

From Des Moines to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

One-way from

$138

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.
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 31% 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 Des Moines to New Orleans?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 20 days in advance to save up to 16% 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 Des Moines to New Orleans 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $323, or $373 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to New Orleans from Des Moines. Prices for August average $313 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $157. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November. Opting for a August flight can save you 15% on your journey compared to booking in August

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 afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 20% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to New Orleans in September, October 2021

The best prices found for DSM to MSY flights for September, October
29 Oct - 12 Nov
$154pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
14 Oct - 18 Oct
$167pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
14 Oct - 18 Oct
$168pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to New Orleans 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Orleans from Des Moines found for this year
29 Oct - 12 Nov
$154pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
14 Oct - 18 Oct
$167pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
14 Oct - 18 Oct
$168pp
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
2 Oct - 6 Oct
$219pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Oct - 6 Oct
$341pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Oct - 6 Oct
$345pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Louis Armstrong from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to New Orleans
3:50 pm - 10:40 am
Frontier
1 Stop
18h 50m
DSM - MSY
Frontier
$138
Kiwi.com
7:00 am - 4:21 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
9h 21m
DSM - MSY
American Airlines
10:14 am - 1:54 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
27h 40m
DSM - MSY
Multiple Airlines
$254
Gotogate

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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.

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $145, but on average you can expect to pay $198.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to New Orleans for under $300?

There are currently 6+ open flights from Des Moines to New Orleans within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Des Moines to New Orleans round-trip from $168. Frontier is 46% 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 ($128), Frontier ($138), and Delta ($289).

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Delta are the most popular airlines when flying from Des Moines to New Orleans.

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

While on average a flight from Des Moines to New Orleans is generally $453, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $134. When looking at the most popular route, (Des Moines - New Orleans Louis Armstrong), you can expect to pay $154 for that flight.

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 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 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 must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to 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

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Destination information for New Orleans

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to New Orleans.
Average temperature for September in New Orleans
87.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in New Orleans
5.4 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing New Orleans

Top 4 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
Delta
$129 $346 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$148 $355 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$156 $346 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$200 $285 No cancel fee 62%
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