Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to New Orleans (from: New York City)

The average price to go to New Orleans from New York City airport is $ 252 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 167 (in september) and $ 331 (in april), which is a saving of $ 86 or a surplus of $ 79 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all the prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $109 to $163 and that it is generally more economical to leave on a tuesday and return on a tuesday on a direct flight.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to New Orleans before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your New York City-New Orleans plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 60244 airfare prices from previous years for flights to New Orleans from New York City and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in september, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 167, saving $ 86 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 252). Conversely, april will be the most expensive ($ 331).

Flight New York City-New Orleans: when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Average price Our opinion
January $ 224 fair price
February $ 307 high price
March $ 275 high price
April $ 331
very high price
May $ 273 fair price
June $ 238 fair price
July $ 244 fair price
August $ 192 good price
September $ 167
very good price
October $ 207 good price
November $ 279 high price
December $ 286 high price

Price breakdown to travel from New York City to New Orleans

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from New York City to New Orleans range from $54 to $595. 10% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $55 to $109), 1% at the maximum price (from $541 to $595). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $109 to $163 (20% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the New York City->New Orleans flight

There are 5 companies that serve New York City from New Orleans airport: Spirit Airlines, jetBlue, United, Delta and Frontier Airlines.

Data analysis:

Of the 60244 flights analyzed in previous years, Spirit Airlines was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (42% of the time) on the New York City->New Orleans route.

Direct flight or flight with layover?

Data analysis:

To get the best price for the New York City-New Orleans flight, you should take a direct flight (saving an average of $ 55 compared to a flight with one or more layovers).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, New York City-New Orleans flights departing on a tuesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a tuesday as your departure date, you can save an average of $32. On the other hand, departing on a friday may cost you an additional $53.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from New Orleans to New York City departing on a tuesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a tuesday for your return date, you will save an average of $50. Conversely, departing from New Orleans on a sunday may cost you an additional $73.

Top prices New York City-New Orleans

Round tripDatesPrice
New York City → New Orleans16-12 to 20-12-2023$ 143 
New York City → New Orleans03-01 to 08-01-2024$ 158 
New York City → New Orleans09-01 to 18-01-2024$ 131 
New York City → New Orleans11-01 to 18-01-2024$ 133 
New York City → New Orleans16-01 to 20-01-2024$ 137 
New York City → New Orleans17-01 to 24-01-2024$ 156 
New York City → New Orleans20-01 to 28-01-2024$ 142 
New York City → New Orleans23-01 to 30-01-2024$ 156 
New York City → New Orleans27-01 to 31-01-2024$ 160 
New York City → New Orleans25-02 to 29-02-2024$ 120 

When to book your flight New York City - New Orleans to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 1 to 2 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 10 to 11 months in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a New York City-New Orleans flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a thursday.

What month are you going to New Orleans?

We specifically give you the best time to buy your plane ticket and the right price to pay based on your departure month:

january february march april may june july august september october november december

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from New York City to New Orleans, it is recommended to buy it 1 to 2 months before departure (it is then on average 157 $, which is a saving of 95 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 10 to 11 months in advance, you will pay the full price (180 $ more than the average price).

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, thursday is the day when plane tickets for New York City->New Orleans are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a thursday, you will save $5. Conversely, by buying it on a sunday, you may end up paying $8 more.

New York City to New Orleans: flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
December 2023$ 373
$143 to $653
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January 2024$ 181
$127 to $317
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February 2024$ 253
$79 to $457
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March 2024$ 292
$167 to $582
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April 2024$ 428
$227 to $905
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May 2024$ 422
$223 to $997
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June 2024$ 320
$205 to $626
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July 2024$ 310
$225 to $457
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August 2024$ 257
$205 to $352
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September 2024$ 267
$222 to $376
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October 2024$ 411
$257 to $620
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, january and february are cheaper to travel to New Orleans. So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!

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