The cheapest times to fly from MSY to SJC are
- January 8th to February 11th
- April 16th to May 6th
- August 6th to November 18th
- early December
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 SJC is early December. Prices can be as high as $961 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $259 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to San Jose
Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $264 to $592 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $287. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $512. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $225 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $346 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to SJC flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MSY to SJC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MSY to SJC 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 $0.11, 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 $194 (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 $287. Return trip prices are from the SJC 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 SJC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 22 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 SJC while comparing.
- 30 miles (48 km) away from SJC
- Usually 3.18% less expensive than SJC
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MSY to SJC? 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, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1881 miles or 3027 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MSY to SJC?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to SJC flight is about 4 hour 22 minutes.
How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and San Jose, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from MSY to SJC.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport|
|City||New Orleans, LA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport|
|City||San Jose, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from MSY to SJC tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 100% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 0% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SJC heading for MSY about 29 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Jose, CA is about 22 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 29 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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