The cheapest times to fly from PIB to MSY are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • July 9th to July 29th
  • October 8th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 MSY is mid November. Prices can be as high as $808 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $351 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS (PIB) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $391 to $666 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $408. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $603. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $195 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $487 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PIB to MSY flight.

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

PIB to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PIB to MSY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Laurel. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.6, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MSY, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PIB. 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 $158 (26%) 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 $407. Return trip prices are from the MSY 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 MSY 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 11 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking PIB to MSY

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 PIB to MSY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Austin, TX (PIB > AUS > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $443
  • Average savings: $45 (9.14%)

See PIB to AUS flights

Hack #2: Greensboro/High Point, NC (PIB > GSO > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $471
  • Average savings: $17 (3.39%)

See PIB to GSO flights

Hack #3: Detroit, MI (PIB > DTW > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $474
  • Average savings: $13 (2.67%)

See PIB to DTW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 116 miles or 187 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PIB to MSY flight is about 1 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS and New Orleans, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from PIB to MSY.


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 MSY
Destination airport name Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City New Orleans, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -90.3


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