Cheap flights from Illinois (IL) to New Orleans (MSY)

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

All the information you need to plan the best null to MSY flight in 2021: compare Illinois to New Orleans flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Orleans.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Illinois to New Orleans?

To save up to 28% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 31 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Illinois to New Orleans from $200 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $252 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Illinois 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 Illinois in August are about $192 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $83.

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

The best prices found for Illinois to MSY flights for May, June
19 May - 20 May
$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
8 May - 14 May
$69pp
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 May - 14 May
$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

Illinois to New Orleans 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Orleans from Illinois found for this year
19 May - 20 May
$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
8 May - 14 May
$69pp
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 May - 14 May
$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

Non-stop flights to New Orleans from Illinois

Save time with Illinois to New Orleans direct flight deals
19 May - 20 May
$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
16 May - 20 May
$69pp
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
12 May - 14 May
$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

Last minute flights from Illinois to New Orleans

Late deals on round-trip flights to New Orleans from Illinois, departing today and this week
12 May - 14 May
$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
12 May - 15 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
12 May - 15 May
$78pp
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 Illinois

The cheapest one-way flights from Illinois to New Orleans
4:20 am - 6:53 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 33m
ORD - MSY
American Airlines
2:00 pm - 4:27 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 27m
ORD - MSY
United Airlines
$64
United
4:53 pm - 7:17 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 24m
ORD - MSY
Spirit Airlines
$74
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Flight FAQs

From Illinois to New Orleans

Are flight prices decreasing from Illinois 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 Illinois 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Illinois to New Orleans Louis Armstrong to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Illinois to New Orleans Louis Armstrong. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Most people fly into New Orleans Louis Armstrong (MSY) if they book a flight to New Orleans from Illinois. Louis Armstrong is conveniently located just 11.4 mi from New Orleans’s city center.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Illinois 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 $80.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Illinois to New Orleans under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Illinois to New Orleans is less than $80.

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

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

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

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

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

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

What are the most popular routes from Illinois to New Orleans?

While some choose either Chicago Midway - New Orleans Louis Armstrong or Moline Quad-City - New Orleans Louis Armstrong, Chicago O'Hare Intl - New Orleans Louis Armstrong is the most popular route from Illinois to New Orleans.

What are the cheapest Flights from Illinois to New Orleans?

The cheapest flight price from Illinois to New Orleans is $49. On average you can expect to pay $491. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - New Orleans Louis Armstrong), can usually be booked for $63.

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

Consider SkyWest Airlines (100%), Envoy Air (100%) or Brussels Airlines (100%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Illinois to New Orleans.

How long is the flight from Illinois to New Orleans?

A quick flight from Illinois to New Orleans can take about 2h 15m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $81. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Illinois to New Orleans is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $63 on this airline.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $28 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $57 and American Airlines from $59 one-way.

Departure points for flights from Illinois to New Orleans

Select to see more specific information for flights to New Orleans from all departure points in Illinois.

Destination information for New Orleans

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Illinois to New Orleans.
Flight duration
2h 26m
Average temperature for May in New Orleans
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in New Orleans
5.7 ″

Airports servicing

Bloomington (BMI)
Champaign (CMI)
Decatur (DEC)
Moline (MLI)
Marion (MWA)

Airports servicing New Orleans

Top 4 airlines flying from Illinois to New Orleans

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Illinois 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
Spirit Airlines
$54 $204 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$48 $316 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$54 $340 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$82 $359 No cancel fee N/A
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