The cheapest times to fly from LIH to MSY are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 19th)
  • July 30th to November 25th

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 LIH to MSY is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1451 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $522 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Lihue, HI (LIH) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $583 to $1057 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 $560. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1056. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $495 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $834 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIH to MSY flight.

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

LIH to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIH to MSY flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Kauai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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. Saturdays 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 $149 (17%) 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 $745. Return trip prices are from the MSY to LIH 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 LIH to MSY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LIH to MSY

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 LIH to MSY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (LIH > LAX > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $800
  • Average savings: $34 (4.08%)

See LIH to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (LIH > SJC > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $809
  • Average savings: $25 (2.94%)

See LIH to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4263 miles or 6861 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIH to MSY flight is about 8 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Lihue, HI and New Orleans, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from LIH to MSY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LIH
Origination airport name Lihue Airport
City Lihue, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 22
Longitude -159.3

Return Airport

Destination code MSY
Destination airport name Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City New Orleans, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -90.3


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