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 $ 260 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 178 (in september) and $ 326 (in april), which is a saving of $ 83 or a surplus of $ 67 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $217 to $271 and it is generally more economical to leave on a tuesday and return on a tuesday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

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 60022 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 ($ 178, saving $ 83 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 260). Conversely, april will be the most expensive ($ 326).

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

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 172 $ 206 good price
February$ 196 $ 269 fair price
March$ 191 $ 263 fair price
April$ 254 $ 326 very high price
May$ 221 $ 307 high price
June$ 240 $ 296 high price
July$ 243 $ 311 high price
August$ 183 $ 226 good price
September$ 132 $ 178 very good price
October$ 153 $ 220 good price
November$ 154 $ 250 fair price
December$ 161 $ 264 fair price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

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 $596. 9% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $55 to $109), 1% at the maximum price (from $542 to $596). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $217 to $271 (20% of tickets).

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

There are 6 companies that serve New York City from New Orleans airport: Spirit Airlines, jetBlue, United, Delta, Frontier Airlines and American Airlines.

Data analysis:

Of the 60022 flights analyzed in previous years, Spirit Airlines was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (37% 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 flight with one or more layovers (you will save an average of $ 15 compared to a direct flight).

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 $27. On the other hand, departing on a thursday may cost you an additional $35.

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 $37. Conversely, departing from New Orleans on a sunday may cost you an additional $81.


Top prices New York City-New Orleans

Round tripDatesPrice
New York City → New Orleans20-08 to 24-08-2024$ 67 
New York City → New Orleans22-08 to 27-08-2024$ 67 
New York City → New Orleans04-09 to 11-09-2024$ 67 
New York City → New Orleans05-09 to 10-09-2024$ 80 
New York City → New Orleans06-09 to 13-09-2024$ 93 
New York City → New Orleans07-09 to 14-09-2024$ 67 
New York City → New Orleans12-09 to 17-09-2024$ 80 
New York City → New Orleans13-09 to 17-09-2024$ 80 
New York City → New Orleans14-09 to 21-09-2024$ 67 
New York City → New Orleans25-09 to 30-09-2024$ 103 


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 friday.

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 169 $, which is a saving of 91 $ 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 (160 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your New York City to New Orleans flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 152 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 155), 3 to 4 months ($ 205)

February

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 172 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 263), 1 to 2 months ($ 182), 3 to 4 months ($ 242)

March

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 192 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 221), 2 to 3 months ($ 224), 3 to 4 months ($ 245)

April

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 203 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 235), 2 to 3 months ($ 263), 4 to 5 months ($ 322), 9 to 10 months ($ 322)

May

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 234 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 270), 2 to 3 months ($ 248), 3 to 4 months ($ 281)

June

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 217 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 237), 2 to 3 months ($ 260)

July

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 222 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 258), 2 to 3 months ($ 266)

August

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 148 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 163), 2 to 3 months ($ 189)

September

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 102 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 140)

October

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 147 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 181), 2 to 3 months ($ 159)

November

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 142 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 211), 2 to 3 months ($ 186), 3 to 4 months ($ 237)

December

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 162 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 186)

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

Data analysis:

Statistically, friday is the day when plane tickets for New York City->New Orleans are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a friday, you will save $5. Conversely, by buying it on a sunday, you may end up paying $5 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
May 2024$ 259
$103 to $376
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June 2024$ 239
$108 to $338
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July 2024$ 189
$100 to $359
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August 2024$ 141
$67 to $250
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September 2024$ 116
$67 to $232
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October 2024$ 208
$103 to $434
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November 2024$ 352
$177 to $589
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December 2024$ 483
$246 to $1656
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January 2025$ 241
$177 to $360
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February 2025$ 529
$196 to $1436
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March 2025$ 317
$177 to $645
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April 2025$ 679
$182 to $1239
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, may, june, july, august, september and october are cheaper to travel to New Orleans. So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!



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