The cheapest times to fly from MSY to IDA are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • July 16th to February 4th (except the weeks of July 23rd, November 19th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 IDA is mid August. Prices can be as high as $1121 for Sunday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $387 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Idaho Falls

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Idaho Falls, ID (IDA) will usually cost between $428 to $938 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $504. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $792. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $289 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $637 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to IDA flight.

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

MSY to IDA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to IDA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New Orleans. 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. 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 $329 (39%) 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 $522. Return trip prices are from the IDA to MSY 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 MSY to IDA 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 43 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 IDA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) in Jackson, WY

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from IDA
  • Usually 15.07% less expensive than IDA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to JAC flights


Flight Hacking MSY to IDA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MSY to IDA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (MSY > SLC > IDA)

  • Price for both tickets: $590
  • Average savings: $47 (7.38%)

See MSY to SLC flights

Hack #2: Denver, CO (MSY > DEN > IDA)

  • Price for both tickets: $629
  • Average savings: $9 (1.33%)

See MSY to DEN flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (MSY > LAX > IDA)

  • Price for both tickets: $636
  • Average savings: $2 (0.24%)

See MSY to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Idaho Falls Regional Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1518 miles or 2443 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to IDA flight is about 3 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Idaho Falls, ID?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from MSY to IDA.


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 IDA
Destination airport name Idaho Falls Regional Airport
City Idaho Falls, ID
Country the United States
Latitude 43.5
Longitude -112.1


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