msy-to-alb

 

The cheapest times to fly from MSY to ALB are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 18th (except the weeks of December 17th and February 5th)

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 MSY to ALB is early September. Prices can be as high as $735 for Sunday flights during mid February, or as low as $255 for Tuesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Albany

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Albany, NY (ALB) will usually cost between $268 to $511 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 $262. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid February, with an average price of $453. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $191 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $355 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to ALB flight.

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

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MSY to ALB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to ALB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New Orleans. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is 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 $129 (29%) 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 $311. Return trip prices are from the ALB to MSY flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MSY to ALB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from MSY to ALB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 27.46% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSY to LGA flights

Destination alternative #2: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 24.93% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSY to EWR flights

Destination alternative #3: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 24.93% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSY to JFK flights

Destination alternative #4: Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD) in Providence, RI

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 22.11% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSY to PVD flights

Destination alternative #5: Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport (AVP) in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 18.87% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to AVP flights

Destination alternative #6: Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Burlington, VT

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 16.90% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to BTV flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1266 miles or 2037 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to ALB flight is about 3 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Albany, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from MSY to ALB.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code ALB
Destination airport name Albany International Airport
City Albany, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.7
Longitude -73.8

 

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