The cheapest times to fly from MSY to JFK are
- January 1st to February 18th
- August 6th to November 18th
- December 3rd to February 18th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MSY to JFK is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $799 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $167 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.
When to Fly to New York
Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $175 to $450 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $177. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $499. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $323 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $267 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to JFK flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MSY to JFK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MSY to JFK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New Orleans. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JFK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MSY. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $153 (42%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $214. Return trip prices are from the JFK to MSY flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from MSY to JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 6 minutes may be realistic.
Alternative Nearby Airports
Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from MSY to JFK while comparing.
- 11 miles (18 km) away from JFK
- Usually 3.38% less expensive than JFK
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MSY to JFK? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Iberia, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1181 miles or 1901 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MSY to JFK?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to JFK flight is about 3 hour 6 minutes.
How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and New York, NY?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from MSY to JFK.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport|
|City||New Orleans, LA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||John F. Kennedy International Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from MSY to JFK tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 40% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 29% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave JFK heading for MSY about 29 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 25 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 18 minutes late
- JetBlue: 44 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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