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The cheapest times to fly from MSY to HOU are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • July 16th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 HOU is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $577 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $191 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.

 

When to Fly to Houston

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Houston, TX (HOU) will usually cost between $191 to $428 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $201. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $416. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $215 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $259 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to HOU flight.

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

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MSY to HOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to HOU 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 $0.53, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HOU, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MSY. 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 $117 (35%) 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 $216. Return trip prices are from the HOU 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 HOU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 32 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from MSY to HOU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 19.31% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSY to AUS flights

Destination alternative #2: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 11.97% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSY to IAH flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from William P Hobby Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 302 miles or 486 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to HOU flight is about 1 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from MSY to HOU.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeMSY
Origination airport nameLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
CityNew Orleans, LA
Countrythe United States
Latitude30
Longitude-90.3

Return Airport

Destination codeHOU
Destination airport nameWilliam P Hobby Airport
CityHouston, TX
Countrythe United States
Latitude29.6
Longitude-95.3

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MSY to HOU tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 37% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave HOU heading for MSY about 18 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Houston, TX is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 18 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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