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Cheap Flights from Chicago to New Orleans, LA, United States - CHI to MSY

Popular flights from Chicago to New Orleans

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 30, 2016 May 4, 2016 $491
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 21, 2016 Feb 24, 2016 $132
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 8, 2016 Mar 16, 2016 $79
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 23, 2016 Feb 25, 2016 $77
Feb 23, 2016 Mar 2, 2016 $77
Feb 23, 2016 Mar 3, 2016 $77
Feb 23, 2016 Mar 4, 2016 $77
Feb 24, 2016 Mar 2, 2016 $77

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Chicago to New Orleans (CHI to MSY)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to New Orleans, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $105.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Chicago to New Orleans (CHI to MSY)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Chicago to New Orleans based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Chicago to New Orleans

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Chicago to New Orleans should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $81 $157
7-14 days $77 $153
14-21 days $81 $153
21-30 days $79 $153
30-60 days $87 $159
60-90 days $85 $159
90+ days $100 $162

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to New Orleans

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Chicago to New Orleans.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$81 $77 $77 $153 $153 $117 $81

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to New Orleans

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Chicago to New Orleans.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Chicago New Orleans United 2/23/16 2/25/16 0 $77
March Chicago New Orleans Spirit 3/8/16 3/16/16 0 $79
April Chicago New Orleans United 4/19/16 4/22/16 0 $86
May Chicago New Orleans United 5/2/16 5/11/16 0 $85
June Chicago New Orleans Spirit 6/7/16 6/8/16 0 $112
July Chicago New Orleans Spirit 7/6/16 7/12/16 0 $187
August Chicago New Orleans Spirit 8/25/16 8/29/16 0 $114
September Chicago New Orleans Spirit 9/18/16 9/21/16 0 $114

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Chicago to New Orleans

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Chicago to New Orleans.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$154
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$154 $196
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$196 $152
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$152 $250
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$250 $249
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$249

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Chicago to New Orleans (CHI to MSY)

Your Chicago to New Orleans flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Chicago to New Orleans is $253.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to New Orleans is $123.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chicago to New Orleans.

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to New Orleans
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 08:30 17:05
Spirit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 08:10 08:10
United 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 09:05 19:15

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Chicago to New Orleans (CHI to MSY)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Chicago to New Orleans. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Chicago to New Orleans is $105.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to New Orleans is $215.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Milwaukee to New Orleans American, United $291
Indianapolis to New Orleans American, United $338
Madison to New Orleans American, Alaska, United $303
Grand Rapids to New Orleans American, JetBlue, United $256
Moline to New Orleans American, United $312
Lansing to New Orleans American, United $346
South Bend to New Orleans United $312
Peoria to New Orleans American, United $312
Springfield to New Orleans American, United $312
Ft Wayne to New Orleans American, United $407
Champaign to New Orleans American, United $341
Appleton to New Orleans United $393
Bloomington - Normal to New Orleans American $312
Toledo to New Orleans American $329
Green Bay to New Orleans American, United $382
Kalamazoo to New Orleans American, United $371
Dubuque to New Orleans American $499
Chicago to New York American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $78
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $76
Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Spirit, United $78
Chicago to Houston American, Frontier, Spirit, United $85
Chicago to Atlanta American, Alaska, Spirit, United $78
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $124
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $103
Chicago to Miami American, Frontier, United $104
Chicago to Tampa American, Frontier, Spirit, United $68
Chicago to Denver American, Frontier, Spirit, United $78
Chicago to Washington American, JetBlue, Frontier, United $87
Chicago to Gulfport American, United $257
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $124

Airlines Flying from Chicago to New Orleans (CHI to MSY)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to New Orleans with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Chicago to New Orleans.

Chicago to New Orleans
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American CLT X X X X X X X
Delta DTW X X X X X X X
Spirit - X X X X X X X
Spirit DFW X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United IAH X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest ATL X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Chicago and New Orleans, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Chicago to New Orleans Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to New Orleans?
Answer: The average Chicago to New Orleans flight time is 2 hours and 23 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and New Orleans?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to New Orleans is 837 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to New Orleans?
Answer: There are 55 direct flights from Chicago to New Orleans.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to New Orleans?
Answer: American Airlines provides 49% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and New Orleans.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to New Orleans?
Answer: Atlanta, GA
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