The cheapest times to fly from MSY to IAH are
- August 6th to February 4th (except the week of November 19th)
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 IAH is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $448 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $169 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Houston
Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Houston, TX (IAH) will usually cost between $174 to $333 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $171. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $308. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $137 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $228 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to IAH flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MSY to IAH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MSY to IAH 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 $0.47, which is a bit above 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 $59 (22%) 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 IAH to MSY flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from MSY to IAH 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 IAH while comparing.
- 140 miles (225 km) away from IAH
- Usually 8.33% less expensive than IAH
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MSY to IAH? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 304 miles or 489 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MSY to IAH?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to IAH 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 47 available flights from MSY to IAH.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport|
|City||New Orleans, LA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from MSY to IAH tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 25% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 38% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave IAH heading for MSY about 12 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Houston, TX is about 10 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- United: 13 minutes late
- Mesa: 23 minutes late
- Spirit: 5 minutes late
- ExpressJet: 7 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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