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The cheapest times to fly from IAD to MSY are

  • August 6th to February 11th (except the weeks of November 19th and December 17th)

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 IAD to MSY is early September. Prices can be as high as $789 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $269 for Tuesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $278 to $496 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $278. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $436. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $158 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $314 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to MSY flight.

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

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IAD to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to MSY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, 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 $123 (29%) 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 $294. Return trip prices are from the MSY to IAD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from IAD to MSY can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 42 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IAD to MSY? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 954 miles or 1535 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from IAD to MSY?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to MSY flight is about 2 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and New Orleans, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from IAD to MSY.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeIAD
Origination airport nameWashington Dulles International Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.9
Longitude-77.5

Return Airport

Destination codeMSY
Destination airport nameLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
CityNew Orleans, LA
Countrythe United States
Latitude30
Longitude-90.3

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from IAD to MSY tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSY heading for IAD about 26 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New Orleans, LA is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • United: 21 minutes late
  • Mesa: 31 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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