The cheapest times to fly from PIB to MEI are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • June 4th to June 24th (except the week of June 11th)
  • July 16th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to November 4th

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 PIB to MEI is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $691 for Thursday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $308 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Meridian

Flying from Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS (PIB) to Meridian, MS (MEI) will usually cost between $360 to $626 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $353. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $594. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $241 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $504 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PIB to MEI flight.

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

PIB to MEI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PIB to MEI flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Laurel. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $4.54, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $187 (32%) 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 $404. Return trip prices are from the MEI to PIB 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 PIB to MEI 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 6 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Key Field Airport to Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 69 miles or 111 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PIB to MEI flight is about 1 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS and Meridian, MS?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from PIB to MEI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PIB
Origination airport name Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport
City Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS
Country the United States
Latitude 31.5
Longitude -89.3

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 PIB to MEI tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 13% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 71% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MEI heading for PIB about 22 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Meridian, MS is about 20 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 22 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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