The cheapest times to fly from ATL to MSY are
- January 15th to February 4th
- May 21st to June 3rd
- July 9th to December 16th (except the weeks of July 23rd and November 19th)
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 ATL to MSY is early December. Prices can be as high as $565 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $133 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to New Orleans
Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $139 to $329 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $150. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $294. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $145 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $194 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to MSY flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to MSY route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ATL to MSY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.28, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $90 (34%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $172. Return trip prices are from the MSY to ATL 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 ATL to MSY can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 45 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ATL to MSY? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 425 miles or 684 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ATL to MSY?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to MSY flight is about 1 hour 45 minutes.
How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and New Orleans, LA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from ATL to MSY.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport|
|City||New Orleans, LA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ATL to MSY tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 5% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSY heading for ATL about 12 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New Orleans, LA is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 14 minutes late
- Delta: 10 minutes late
- Spirit: 22 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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