The cheapest times to fly from GTF to MEI are

  • October 15th to February 4th (except the weeks of November 19th 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 GTF to MEI is early December. Prices can be as high as $7100 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $995 for Monday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Meridian

Flying from Great Falls, MT (GTF) to Meridian, MS (MEI) will usually cost between $1195 to $2250 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 $1195. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2580. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1385 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1731 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GTF to MEI flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the GTF to MEI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

GTF to MEI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GTF to MEI flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Great Falls. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.68, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MEI, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into GTF. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Meridian, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Great Falls. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $214 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1613. Return trip prices are from the MEI to GTF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from GTF to MEI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 50 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from GTF to MEI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from MEI
  • Usually 60.37% less expensive than MEI
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to BHM flights

Destination alternative #2: Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) in Mobile, AL

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from MEI
  • Usually 54.36% less expensive than MEI
  • 2-layover flights available

See GTF to MOB flights

Destination alternative #3: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Montgomery, AL

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from MEI
  • Usually 52.92% less expensive than MEI
  • 2-layover flights available

See GTF to MGM flights


Flight Hacking GTF to MEI

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from GTF to MEI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (GTF > SLC > MEI)

  • Price for both tickets: $679
  • Average savings: $1053 (60.8%)

See GTF to SLC flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (GTF > ORD > MEI)

  • Price for both tickets: $713
  • Average savings: $1018 (58.81%)

See GTF to ORD flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (GTF > LAX > MEI)

  • Price for both tickets: $715
  • Average savings: $1017 (58.72%)

See GTF to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GTF to MEI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Key Field Airport to Great Falls International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1581 miles or 2544 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from GTF to MEI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GTF to MEI flight is about 3 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Great Falls, MT and Meridian, MS?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from GTF to MEI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGTF
Origination airport nameGreat Falls International Airport
CityGreat Falls, MT
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMEI
Destination airport nameKey Field Airport
CityMeridian, MS
Countrythe United States


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