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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 77,054 searches and data was last updated on 19 April 2024.

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March

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HK$12,302
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The city is draped in vibrant colours and the streets are filled with people dancing. The sounds of BB King, Winston Marsalis and Ella Fitzgerald make their way through the Big Easy as people pack the open-air restaurants and cafes in the French Quarter. It can only be New Orleans, and the journey to the most “unique city in America” starts on the New Orleans flight.

Despite the heartache it suffered on August 29, 2005, New Orleans has not lost its heart. Hurricane Katrina destroyed 80 per cent of the city, but the New Orleans spirit prevailed. Beyond the depths of destruction was the music that for centuries kept this city alive. Today, tourists book flights to New Orleans to participate in the revival of one of America’s most beloved cities.

Book flights to New Orleans to see the beautiful architecture that still remains in the French Quarter of the city. Spend your holiday in New Orleans for a taste of the Cajun cuisine that makes this city famous. Book New Orleans flights and hotel rooms to support the people – they stayed, they survived and they continue to provide the music, food and festivities that keep people travelling to New Orleans every year.

New Orleans climate

New Orleans is hot and muggy. Summer temperatures are well into the 30s (Celsius), the humidity oppressive, and there are occasional thunderstorms. September and October often have clear, mild days. Winter is short, overcast, and chilly. Temperatures are usually in the low teens but can drop and, combined with the dampness, make for a cold day. Spring is delightful with sunny, mild days.The city gets plenty of rain, about 150cm (60 inches) a year. The hurricane season runs from June to September.

Getting around New Orleans

New Orleans has an excellent bus system that covers most of the city and a streetcar service that is the oldest in the country and an attraction as well as a means of transport. Public buses are the most economical way to get around, but are relatively slow.

The vintage St Charles streetcar is a National Historic Monument and is a convenient way to get from downtown to uptown, while the Riverfront streetcar connects major sights along a two mile stretch of the Mississippi River. Tickets for buses and streetcars must be paid for in exact change. The VisiTour one- and three-day passes allow unlimited rides on all streetcars and buses. Metered taxis are inexpensive and plentiful and can easily be hailed in the busier areas or phoned for; they are the best way of getting around at night. Most taxis can be hired by up to five passengers for a hassle-free and economical tour of the city.

The Canal Street Ferry takes passengers across to the suburb of Algiers and is free for pedestrians, offering fine views of the city skyline.

Driving a car in New Orleans is not too much of a problem, though parking can be; if renting a car, drivers must be 21 and hold a valid driver’s license or International Driving Permit. A major credit card and passport (for foreigners) are also required.

What is good to know if travelling to New Orleans?

  • The French Market is a farmer’s market which sells everything from canned alligator and chocolates to hot sauce. It’s a good place to pick up souvenirs.
  • Julia Street is a well-kept secret. The 600 block has 13 mid-19th-century townhouses called Julia Row or the Thirteen Sisters. It has great art galleries, and the Contemporary Arts Centre is here too.
  • Friday Lunch is a New Orleans tradition. The meal starts about midday – and lubricated by several drinks – lasts all day. Galatoire’s on Bourbon Street is the place to lunch for those lucky enough to get a reservation, although tables in the first floor dining room are first-come, first-served.
  • Mardi Gras celebrations are world famous. The festivities start officially on January 6 (Twelfth Night or Little Christmas) and last until Shrove Tuesday and feature parties and parades. For visitors at other times of the year, there is Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World, where you can take a tour and see the props and giant figures. The tour includes coffee and King Cake (a Mardi Gras tradition, a ring cake like a brioche decorated with green, purple and gold sugar with a small figure of the baby Jesus baked inside).
  • Take a swamp tour of Bayou Segnette, a Cajun fishing village, 20 minutes from the centre of New Orleans with Westwego Swamp Adventures. Included in the tour is an ecology/naturalist presentation. The nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons and many types of snakes can be spotted along the way.
  • For a glimpse of the other side (perhaps), visit an above-ground cemetery. Saint Louis Cemetery No 1. is the oldest cemetery in the city, and boasts (it is said) several ghostly apparitions including an old man and most famously Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.  
  • When is the best time to fly to New Orleans?

    Peak Season: February through April is the peak season with the best weather and the city’s two biggest events, Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. Book your reservations at least six months in advance. Off Season: September and October tend to have good weather. The oppressive heat and humidity of summer even drives some of the residents away from the city, but you can find hotel bargains. The damp cold of winter does not attract many visitors, and low rates can be found.

  • What does MSY mean?

    MSY stands for New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport. Codes like this one are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

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

    If you book a flight to New Orleans, you will be flying into Louis Armstrong, which is the city’s only airport. New Orleans Louis Armstrong (MSY) is located 18.4 km from the centre of New Orleans.

  • 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, Air Canada is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to New Orleans.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in New Orleans?

    New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in New Orleans. One-way flights to New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport typically cost HK$644, while return flights cost around HK$742.

  • Does New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport have rental cars?

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

  • Are there hotels close to New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport?

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

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