The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MSY are
- January 1st to February 11th
- May 28th to July 22nd (except the week of June 25th)
- August 13th to October 14th
- October 29th to November 18th
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 LAX to MSY is early September. Prices can be as high as $830 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to New Orleans
Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $216 to $392 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 $223. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $417. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $194 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $248 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MSY flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to MSY route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAX to MSY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far 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 $114 (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 $222. Return trip prices are from the MSY to LAX 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 LAX to MSY can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 59 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAX 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, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1667 miles or 2683 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAX to MSY?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MSY flight is about 3 hour 59 minutes.
How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and New Orleans, LA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 92 available flights from LAX to MSY.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|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 LAX to MSY tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSY heading for LAX about 4 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New Orleans, LA is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 10 minutes late
- Delta: 2 minutes late
- American: 8 minutes late
- Spirit: on time
- Some airlines not reporting
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