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Cheap Flights from New Orleans to Chicago, IL, United States - MSY to CHI Last modified: Jun 24, 2016 7:25 PM

Popular flights from New Orleans to Chicago Last modified: Jun 24, 2016 7:25 PM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 20, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 $735
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $177
Aug 26, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $177
Sep 17, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $177
Sep 22, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $177
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 3, 2016 Jul 12, 2016 $85
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 2, 2016 Aug 9, 2016 $139
Aug 2, 2016 Aug 10, 2016 $139
Aug 9, 2016 Aug 17, 2016 $139
Aug 9, 2016 Aug 16, 2016 $139
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 $139

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from New Orleans to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $99.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from New Orleans to Chicago 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 New Orleans to Chicago

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $154 $209
7-14 days $85 $207
14-21 days $89 $211
21-30 days $89 $211
30-60 days $89 $192
60-90 days $89 $192
90+ days $89 $192

Cheapest Day To Fly from New Orleans to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$133 $89 $89 $98 $98 $98 $85

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from New Orleans to Chicago

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
June New Orleans Chicago Spirit 6/30/16 7/4/16 0 $154
July New Orleans Chicago Spirit 7/3/16 7/12/16 0 $85
August New Orleans Chicago Spirit 8/2/16 8/9/16 0 $89
September New Orleans Chicago Spirit 9/21/16 9/28/16 0 $89
October New Orleans Chicago Spirit 10/19/16 10/25/16 0 $89
November New Orleans Chicago Spirit 11/3/16 11/8/16 0 $98
December New Orleans Chicago Spirit 12/8/16 12/11/16 0 $107
January New Orleans Chicago Spirit 1/18/17 1/22/17 0 $147

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

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 New Orleans to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$154
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$154 $133
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$133 $113
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$113 $113
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$113 $177
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$177

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

Your New Orleans to Chicago 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 New Orleans to Chicago is $338.

The average price for non-stop flights from New Orleans to Chicago is $138.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from New Orleans to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 08:15 16:29
Spirit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 18:06 18:06
United 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 05:50 15:57

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

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 New Orleans to Chicago. 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 New Orleans to Chicago is $131.

The average price for round trip flights from New Orleans to Chicago is $287.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Jackson to Chicago American, United $381
Pensacola to Chicago American, United $321
Mobile to Chicago American, United $319
Baton Rouge to Chicago American, Alaska, United $271
Gulfport to Chicago American, Alaska, United $271
Lafayette to Chicago American, United $367
Alexandria to Chicago American, United $372
Lake Charles to Chicago American, United $372
New Orleans to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $87
New Orleans to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $199
New Orleans to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $284
New Orleans to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Spirit, United $77
Pensacola to Milwaukee American, United $361
New Orleans to Detroit American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $97
New Orleans to South Bend American, United $440
Jackson to Milwaukee American, United $369
Gulfport to Milwaukee American, United $384
Baton Rouge to Milwaukee American, United $389
Lafayette to Milwaukee American, United $470
Mobile to Milwaukee American, United $337
Pensacola to AtlantaCheck Dates
New Orleans to Indianapolis American, Alaska, United $354
New Orleans to St Louis American, United $320
New Orleans to Grand Rapids American, Alaska, United $336
Baton Rouge to Atlanta American, United $204
Alexandria to Milwaukee American, United $382
New Orleans to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Spirit, United $165
New Orleans to Denver American, Frontier, Spirit, United $167
Pensacola to Indianapolis Silver, American, United $344
New Orleans to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $177

Airlines Flying from New Orleans to Chicago (MSY to CHI) Number of flights searched: 168Last modified: Jun 24, 2016 7:25 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from New Orleans to Chicago 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 New Orleans to Chicago.

New Orleans to Chicago
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 ATL X X X X X X X
Spirit - 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 STL X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

New Orleans to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from New Orleans to Chicago?
Answer: The average New Orleans to Chicago flight time is 2 hours and 34 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between New Orleans and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from New Orleans to Chicago is 837 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from New Orleans to Chicago?
Answer: There are 49 direct flights from New Orleans to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from New Orleans to Chicago?
Answer: American Airlines provides 42% of the non-stop flights between New Orleans and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from New Orleans to Chicago?
Answer: Atlanta, GA
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