The cheapest times to fly from HOU to MSY are
- January 1st to February 11th (except the week of January 8th)
- July 9th to November 18th (except the week of July 23rd)
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 HOU to MSY is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $940 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $191 for Wednesday flights around mid to late August.
When to Fly to New Orleans
Flying from Houston, TX (HOU) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $191 to $448 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $200. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $516. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $315 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $260 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HOU to MSY flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the HOU to MSY route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the HOU to MSY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.53, which is above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MSY, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into HOU. 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 $117 (35%) 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 $222. Return trip prices are from the MSY to HOU 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 HOU 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 32 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from HOU to MSY? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to William P Hobby Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 302 miles or 486 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from HOU to MSY?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop HOU to MSY flight is about 1 hour 32 minutes.
How many flights go between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from HOU to MSY.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||William P Hobby 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 HOU to MSY tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSY heading for HOU about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New Orleans, LA is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 9 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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