The cheapest times to fly from IAH to MSY are
- August 6th to February 4th (except the week of 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 IAH to MSY is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $442 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $169 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.
When to Fly to New Orleans
Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $174 to $327 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 $171. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $307. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $136 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $228 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to MSY flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IAH to MSY route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the IAH 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 $0.47, which is a bit above 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 $59 (22%) 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 $208. Return trip prices are from the MSY to IAH 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 IAH 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 IAH to MSY? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 304 miles or 489 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from IAH to MSY?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH 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 51 available flights from IAH to MSY.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||George Bush Intercontinental/Houston 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 IAH 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 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSY heading for IAH about 17 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New Orleans, LA is about 15 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- United: 17 minutes late
- Mesa: 19 minutes late
- Spirit: 14 minutes late
- ExpressJet: 1 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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