The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MEI are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the weeks of February 12th, March 5th, March 12th, and March 19th)
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • July 30th to November 11th (except the week of October 29th)

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 ORD to MEI is early November. Prices can be as high as $685 for Friday flights during early May, or as low as $202 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Meridian

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Meridian, MS (MEI) will usually cost between $202 to $302 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $248. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $348. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $100 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $282 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MEI flight.

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

ORD to MEI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MEI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. 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. Fridays 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 $83 (28%) 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 $208. Return trip prices are from the MEI to ORD 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 ORD to MEI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 11 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 ORD to MEI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM) in Mobile, AL

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from MEI
  • Usually 40.43% less expensive than MEI
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to BFM flights

Destination alternative #2: Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport (PIB) in Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from MEI
  • Usually 1.06% less expensive than MEI
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to PIB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ORD to MEI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Key Field Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 668 miles or 1075 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ORD to MEI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MEI flight is about 2 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Meridian, MS?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 87 available flights from ORD to MEI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ORD
Origination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9

Return Airport

Destination code MEI
Destination airport name Key Field Airport
City Meridian, MS
Country the United States
Latitude 32.3
Longitude -88.8


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to MEI tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 35% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MEI heading for ORD about 24 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Meridian, MS is about 34 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 24 minutes late


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