The cheapest times to fly from MSY to LAX are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • May 28th to July 22nd (except the week of July 2nd)
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

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 LAX is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $814 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $211 to $390 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $223. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $404. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $182 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $248 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to LAX flight.

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

MSY to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to LAX 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 $0.09, which is far 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 $114 (34%) 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 $222. Return trip prices are from the LAX 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 LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 59 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1667 miles or 2683 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to LAX flight is about 3 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 84 available flights from MSY to LAX.


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 LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MSY to LAX tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 37% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 9% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for MSY about 18 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 10 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 20 minutes late
  • Delta: 13 minutes late
  • American: 7 minutes late
  • Spirit: 31 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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