Flights to New Orleans

New Orleans is called ‘The Big Easy’ for good reason. With its laid-back lifestyle, love of food, drink and partying around the clock to the sound of jazz music, all you have to do is join in the fun. Set along the banks of the lazily flowing Mississippi River, this southern gem is packed full of things to do and places to see.

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Get into the swing of New Orleans

Fly to New Orleans with British Airways and cool down while gliding along the Mississippi River on a paddle steamer, where you can enjoy lunch on board or settle in for a jazz cruise.

Then, immerse yourself in local life by visiting a fortune teller’s card table, buying street art or listening to some American jazz in a basement bar. Make sure you take a day to explore the New Orleans Museum of Art, a column-lined building packed with American and European fine art and home to pieces by Picasso, Degas and Rodin.

Book your New Orleans holiday now to sample the famed Louisiana lifestyle.

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Flight time

10 hrs 10 mins

Time Zone

GMT -6

Currency

US Dollar

New Orleans flight FAQs

A flight from London to New Orleans takes around 10 hours.

Use our low fare finder to find the cheapest options as prices can change throughout the year. Balmy spring is the most popular time of year to visit New Orleans, as it’s less humid than the summer months. Book flights in the autumn if you want to pay less for them but still enjoy everything the city has to offer.

You can easily stick to your budget in New Orleans. Wander around its famous sights for free, from Jackson Square to St Louis Cathedral and the Botanical Gardens. Meander along the brightly painted streets of the French Quarter and enjoy the sound of jazz music oozing from its venues, with bands playing on the street. Don’t miss the city’s pretty, historical neighbourhoods either, especially the Garden District. Stop by cheap seafood, Creole or hot dog stands and enjoy some delicious flavours.

Once you touch down in Louis Armstrong Airport there are plenty of transport options to get you into the downtown area. From public buses to an airport shuttle bus, you can get to the city centre in under 30 minutes. You can catch a taxi at the terminal building too, just look out for the dedicated taxi zone.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to get out of the city and see more of what New Orleans has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Renowned for its jazz music, Cajun and Creole food and infamous Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans is a culturally diverse city that’s really worth a visit. From the French Quarter’s 17th-century European-style squares to ghost tours and plates of steaming gumbo, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in New Orleans. Head out of the city to explore ‘the bayou’ – the swamplands of the Mississippi Delta – and take in the serene waters while enjoying a paddle steamboat tour. Then, head back to the city to enjoy an evening of sipping rum or bourbon and listening to live jazz on Bourbon Street.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit the USA. However, you will need an ESTA, which permits travel to the US for 90 days or less. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of the listed areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags in the cabin free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.

Economy

Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus

Business

Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World

First

Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.

First

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