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Flights to New Orleans

Get into the swing of New Orleans

Flight time from London

10 hrs 10 mins

Cheapest return flights

491

Distance from London

4,624 miles

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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.

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.

New Orleans flight FAQs

How long is a flight to New Orleans?

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

What's the cheapest month to fly to New Orleans?

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. 

Is New Orleans cheap to visit?

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.

Is it easy to get around New Orleans?

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.

Why visit New Orleans?

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.

Why fly British Airways to New Orleans?

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.

Economy class flights to New Orleans

From 491return

from Toulouse, January 2025

Our World Traveller (economy) cabin offers our lowest fares and is great for budget travellers. You’ll get a meal, drinks and full use of our in-flight entertainment system.

January

491

return, from Toulouse

491

December

492

return, from Nice

492

February

492

return, from Nice

492

Premium Economy class flights to New Orleans

From 1062return

from Nice, February 2025

Upgrade to World Traveller Plus (premium economy) for a quieter, smaller cabin with more space, and a travel pack including a blanket and toothbrush.

February

1062

return, from Nice

1062

November

1063

return, from Nice

1063

May

1066

return, from Lyon

1066

Business class flights to New Orleans

From 2619return

from Marseille, June 2024

In our Club World (business class) cabin, you can convert your seat into a fully-flat bed with luxurious White Company bedding, get access to private lounges, dedicated check-in desks and priority boarding.

June

2619

return, from Marseille

2619

July

2619

return, from Marseille

2619

May

2621

return, from Lyon

2621

New Orleans travel essentials

Flight time

10 hrs 10 mins

Time zone

GMT -6

Currency

Dollar

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