The cheapest times to fly from MEI to ORD are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the weeks of February 5th, March 5th, March 12th, and March 19th)
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • July 9th to November 11th (except the weeks of July 23rd and October 22nd)

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 MEI to ORD is early December. Prices can be as high as $685 for Friday flights during early May, or as low as $202 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Meridian, MS (MEI) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $202 to $302 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $248. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $320. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $72 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $282 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEI to ORD flight.

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

MEI to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEI to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Meridian. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $83 (28%) 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 $209. Return trip prices are from the ORD to MEI 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 MEI to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 11 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MEI to ORD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Key Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 668 miles or 1075 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MEI to ORD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEI to ORD flight is about 2 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Meridian, MS and Chicago, IL?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEI
Origination airport name Key Field Airport
City Meridian, MS
Country the United States
Latitude 32.3
Longitude -88.8

Return Airport

Destination code ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MEI to ORD 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 58% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for MEI about 36 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 29 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 36 minutes late


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