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Cheap Flights from Chicago to New Orleans & Flight Information
Origin Airport IATA CodeCHI
Destination Airport IATA CodeMSY
Number Of Flight Options2
Average Flight Time3 hours 8 mins

Helpful Chicago to New Orleans (CHI - MSY) Flight Information

Traveling From Chicago
Origin Airport IATA Code CHI
Traveling To New Orleans
Destination Airport IATA Code MSY
Number of Airlines Serving 14
Available Airlines
Distance 1349 km
Direct Flight Time 2 14
Flight Price

FAQs about flights from Chicago to New Orleans

Is it possible to fly from Chicago to New Orleans right now?

Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor will inform you of health advisories or flying restrictions if you're thinking about flying to New Orleans from Chicago.

Is there a direct flight between Chicago and New Orleans?

United Airlines or American Airlines? Or any of the other 2 airlines flying direct from O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) to New Orleans, LA Airport (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.)? That's what you'll need to work out to lock in your seat. With this many options, we're confident you'll find an air carrier that gels with your travel plans.

How long is a direct flight from Chicago to New Orleans?

Expect to be in your seat for at least 2 hours and 15 minutes when jetsetting from Chicago to New Orleans. But this journey of 839 miles generally takes about 2 hours and 24 minutes. In any event, you won't have to make a stopover, so you'll have more time to enjoy your break.

Can I cancel my flight booking to New Orleans due to COVID-19?

As an Ebookers customer, you may be eligible for a no-change-fee cancellation for your New Orleans booking and a credit that you can use for another flight. Your account is the place to go to see if your reservation has this flexibility. If you have any more questions, our Customer Service Portal is here to help.

What are the best airports for Chicago to New Orleans flights?

On your way to New Orleans from Chicago? These are the most frequently flown routes that'll take you there:

  • Midway Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport (MSY) - 56 flights per week
  • ORD to New Orleans, LA Airport (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.) - 32 flights per week
What are some of the most popular airlines flying from Chicago to New Orleans?

Get your long-awaited holiday started on the right foot. With a good number of airlines flying between Chicago and New Orleans, you're bound to find one that will enable you to do just that among these reputable options:

  • Delta with 243 flights every month.
  • United Airlines with 60 flights every month.
  • American Airlines with 56 flights every month.
  • Spirit Airlines with 21 flights every month.
How many flights are there from Chicago to New Orleans?

Impromptu getaways can be lots of fun. With some 8 flights operating from Chicago to New Orleans each day, you'll be able to pick the time that's right for you.

Is it possible to fly on an airline that employs social distancing and other COVID-19 measures?

Getting to your destination comfortably and confidently is as important as having a great holiday once you get there. Take the stress out of flying by choosing Southwest Airlines, American Airlines or Delta. They all employ social distancing rules and have COVID-19 measures in place, which may be capped capacity flights and keeping the middle seat empty.

What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

This is one is easy to remember: Flight Fridays. We found that tickets booked on a Friday resulted in the best deal on average in 2020. However, Wednesdays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2020.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2020, Monday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly. That's definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Weekends may seem like the most logical time to start your holiday, but airline tickets were on average more expensive for flights departing on Saturdays, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

*According to flight demand on ebookers.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Cheap flights from Chicago to New Orleans 

Our advanced search tools and comprehensive filters help you find a flight that fits your budget. To search for cheap flights, just enter your travel dates and sort your results by price. With all available tickets listed lowest price first, it’s easy to select the one that’s easiest on your wallet.  

To find the cheapest flights from Chicago to New Orleans, you can also travel outside peak season. The more flexible you can be on travel dates, the easier it is to find those cheap flight tickets. We know, for example, that the cheapest time to travel between Chicago to New Orleans is . In the current list of deals available, prices start at and can rise to for return flights.  

Find the best flight from Chicago to New Orleans  

Every day between Chicago and New Orleans, 21 flights from 14 airlines jet back and forth. And with ebookers, you can book tickets for any one of those flights. If you book a direct flight with American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, JAL, Copa Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Qantas, Turkish Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Spirit Airlines, British Airways, you’ll arrive safely in your destination in around 2hours. If you can think of a quicker way to cover the 1349 km between null and null, let us know! 

Flights from Chicago to New Orleans — a great choice on great deals 

We only need a little information to give you a lot of choice. Just tell us when you’re planning your family holiday, long weekend, luxury getaway or quick business trip, and we’ll do the rest. And to keep your choice-making easy, we’ve given you plenty of ways to narrow down your search. Choose one-way, roundtrip or multi city flights, select your preferred airline, your time of arrival and departure and cabin class using the filters.  

Once you’ve told us what you want, we’ll show you what’s on offer. All you need to do is take your pick and start packing.  

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We want the experience of booking your flight from Chicago to New Orleans to be as simple as possible. That’s why we designed our search and filter options to make your life easy. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, ebookers has you covered. 

When you’re ready to book, our service is always fast and transparent. We know plans change, so we have a range of flexible booking options. Choose between refundable bookings and flights with no charges should you need to rearrange and travel stress-free. 

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Place to stay after flight from Chicago to New Orleans

Bourbon Orleans Hotel

Bourbon Orleans Hotel

3.5 out of 5
717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA
The price is £125 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Located in French Quarter, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jackson Square, Cafe Du Monde and French Market. Canal Street and National World ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Excellent location, ideal base for exploring the city sights"

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2019

Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter

Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter

4.5 out of 5
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is £92 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Located in French Quarter, this luxury hotel is steps away from Canal Street, Bourbon Street and Royal Street. Decatur Street and Saenger Theatre are also within ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Top Lage direkt an der Ecke Canal Street/Bourbon Street und trotzdem ruhig. Sehr freundliches Personal."

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2019

Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
New Orleans Marriott

New Orleans Marriott

4 out of 5
555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA
The price is £97 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in French Quarter, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Canal Street and Jackson Square. Cafe Du Monde and French Market are also within 15 minutes. ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Location fantastic. Staff efficient. Very slick operation. Rooftop pools."

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2019

New Orleans Marriott

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The Westin New Orleans

The Westin New Orleans

4.5 out of 5
100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA
The price is £126 per night from 9 Aug to 9 Aug
Located in French Quarter, this luxury hotel is steps away from The Shops at Canal Place and Canal Street. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Harrah's New ...
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Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

4.5 out of 5
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
The price is £143 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
Located in French Quarter, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. French Market and National World War II Museum ...
3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
"Einzigartiges «historisches» Hotel mit viel Charme und sehr guter Ausstattung. Hervorragendes Jazzlokal und sehr gute Restaurants."

Reviewed on 12 Dec 2018

Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Le Méridien New Orleans

Le Méridien New Orleans

4 out of 5
333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is £93 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
Located in New Orleans Central Business District, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Harrah's New Orleans Casino and Canal Street. Audubon Aquarium ...
Le Méridien New Orleans
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*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on ebookers.com from January 2017 to December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

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