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RDU — MSY
24 Jul — 31 Jul1
1 adult
Wed 24/7
Wed 31/7

Flights to New Orleans in 2024

Find the latest flights to New Orleans in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 126,776 searches and data was last updated on 19 July 2024.

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$2,438
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When is the cheapest time to fly to New Orleans?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to New Orleans. Price data was last updated on 14 July 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to New Orleans should consider flying on Saturday at midday, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Wednesday mornings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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  • How long is the flight to New Orleans?

    You can get flights to New Orleans from a few New Zealand airports but they involve significant travel times, with the shortest trips taking nearly 33h 30min and the longest in excess of 44h. Service is available from all three major airports: Auckland International (AKL), Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Wellington Airport (WLG) to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), New Orleans.

  • Are there non-stop flights to New Orleans?

    Unfortunately, nonstop flights from New Zealand to New Orleans are not currently available. There are one-stop departures from Auckland International with connections at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which last approximately 17h 30min. Other Auckland departures requiring two stopovers en route to New Orleans include cities like Houston and Cleveland. New Orleans flight deals with multiple connections are also available from Christchurch and Wellington, making stopovers at Auckland and Los Angeles.

  • How do you get from New Orleans airport to the city centre?

    Upon arrival in New Orleans, there are various ways to get to the city centre. The Jefferson Transit E-2 Bus requires about 50min to the Central Business District (CBD) but the RTA Bus 202 takes only 40min. Airport taxis stationed outside Level 1 Baggage Claim Area Door 7 travel to the CBD in about 20min, or you can arrange Uber or Lyft pick-ups from the same area. Go Airport Shuttle New Orleans, Jayride and various hotel shuttle services are located at Level 1 Baggage Claim Area Doors 3 and 4. The airport’s car hire centre is an offsite facility that is easily accessed via the MSY Rental Car Lot Shuttle, operating 24h daily.

  • What are some things to do in New Orleans?

    The mighty Mississippi River carves its way through one of the most unique cities in the United States as it travels southeast towards the Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans, or the Big Easy as it’s more commonly referred to, is world-renowned for its distinctive French Creole culture, history and cuisine. When it comes to music, food and festivals, there’s no place quite like it in America. An idea for something to do immediately after your flight to New Orleans is the nearby Kenner Planetarium and Megadome Cinema, which boast a Space Science Complex and laser light presentations that wow everyone in attendance. New Orleans City Park near Lake Shore-Lake Vista has a train garden, amusement park and a singing oak tree that should provide a full day’s entertainment for the entire family. Visit St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Jackson Square when you head down to the historic French Quarter and stay late to sample New Orleans’ famous nightlife. From outrageous clubs to lively bars and delectable restaurants, this is the centre of the action. Bourbon Street is ground zero during the incomparable Mardi Gras Carnival. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is the biggest event outside the carnival, attracting the cream of international entertainers. New Orleans is the home of Louis Armstrong, and jazz may be king, but you can also find some fabulous Delta Blues, Zydeco and Cajun music at several bars and spots around town. Finally, you haven’t tasted NOLA until you've tried jambalaya, gumbo and po’boys .

  • Do I need a passport or visa to fly to New Orleans?

    You will need a valid passport and a US ESTA authorisation in lieu of a visa for travel to New Orleans, USA. The ESTA is good for 90 days from the date of issuance and online processing time is approximately 30min with fees around 14.00 USD (19.50 NZD).

  • What does MSY mean?

    This is defined as New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY). Codes like MSY are often used to just call airports uniquely.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to New Orleans?

    Most people fly into New Orleans Louis Armstrong (MSY) if they book a flight to New Orleans. Louis Armstrong is conveniently located just 18.4 km from New Orleans’s city centre.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to New Orleans if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to New Orleans on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to New Orleans?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Qantas Airways is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to New Orleans.

  • Where does the fastest flight to New Orleans depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to New Orleans, Wellington offers the quickest one-way flight (25 hours 19 minutes).

  • Does New Orleans Louis Armstrong have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at New Orleans Louis Armstrong can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to New Orleans Louis Armstrong?

    Yes. New Orleans Louis Armstrong has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Hilton New Orleans Airport is the closest property to New Orleans Louis Armstrong (0.0 km away from New Orleans Louis Armstrong).

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