The cheapest times to fly from MSY to VPS are

  • January 22nd to February 4th
  • May 7th to June 17th
  • July 2nd to July 22nd
  • August 6th to August 26th

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 VPS is early December. Prices can be as high as $650 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $310 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Destin

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Valparaiso, FL (VPS) will usually cost between $330 to $502 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 $344. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $475. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $131 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $400 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to VPS flight.

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

MSY to VPS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to VPS 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 $1.1, which is 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 $63 (15%) 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 $366. Return trip prices are from the VPS 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 VPS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 23 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 VPS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) in Tallahassee, FL

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from VPS
  • Usually 25.50% less expensive than VPS
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to TLH flights

Destination alternative #2: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City, FL

  • 44 miles (71 km) away from VPS
  • Usually 18.63% less expensive than VPS
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to ECP flights

Destination alternative #3: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Montgomery, AL

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from VPS
  • Usually 18.50% less expensive than VPS
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to MGM flights


Flight Hacking MSY to VPS

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 VPS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Concord, NC (MSY > USA > VPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $358
  • Average savings: $42 (10.5%)

See MSY to USA flights

Hack #2: Atlanta, GA (MSY > ATL > VPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $396
  • Average savings: $5 (1.13%)

See MSY to ATL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, JetBlue, Silver Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 225 miles or 362 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to VPS flight is about 1 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Valparaiso, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from MSY to VPS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMSY
Origination airport nameLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
CityNew Orleans, LA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeVPS
Destination airport nameEglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport
CityValparaiso, FL
Countrythe United States


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