The cheapest times to fly from MEI to PIB are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • June 11th to July 1st
  • July 16th to September 23rd (except the week of August 27th)

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 PIB is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1026 for Thursday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $307 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Laurel

Flying from Meridian, MS (MEI) to Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS (PIB) will usually cost between $411 to $629 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 $363. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $582. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $219 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $504 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEI to PIB flight.

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

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MEI to PIB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEI to PIB flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Meridian. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $4.54, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $187 (32%) 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 $404. Return trip prices are from the PIB to MEI 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 MEI to PIB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 6 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport to Key Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 69 miles or 111 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEI to PIB flight is about 1 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Meridian, MS and Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from MEI to PIB.


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 PIB
Destination airport name Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport
City Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS
Country the United States
Latitude 31.5
Longitude -89.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MEI to PIB tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 52% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PIB heading for MEI about 30 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS is about 27 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 30 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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