It’s time to trade the Windy City for the Big Easy. Southwest Airlines® flies direct from Chicago Midway International Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, so start packing your bags. Book your flight from Chicago (Midway) to New Orleans with confidence, knowing that the process will be simple and straightforward. If you have flexible travel dates, plug your window into the Low Fare Calendar and see our lowest fares available on any given day. Build a whole package of savings with Southwest Vacations® which has great deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more of what makes vacations unforgettable.
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Chicago (Midway), IL to New Orleans, LA
departing on 11/21
one-way starting at*$121
*Restrictions and exclusions apply. Seats and dates are limited. Select markets. 28 travel days available.
|Departing from||Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)|
|Arriving at||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)|
|Average flight time||2 hours 12 minutes|
|2‡||Nonstop flights per day Monday through Friday|
|3‡||Nonstop flights on Saturday|
|4‡||Nonstop flights on Sunday|
†Weekly flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 10/1/2023 and 10/31/2023. Note: route may not operate every day of the week.
‡Nonstop flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 10/1/2023 and 10/31/2023.
The bayou is calling. The rich culture and deep history of New Orleans awaits you when you deplane at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Let the local lore and legends of Crescent City cast their spell upon you—book a car, call a ride share, or hop on the public transit system and see which wonders will draw you to them.
If you find yourself in town for it, Mardi Gras is a rager to end all ragers. This citywide party stretches on right up until Ash Wednesday. Catch some beads, take in a parade, and have a drink! New Orleans is known for live music. The saints will always be marching in, whether you’re enjoying some Dixieland ditties out in the street, jazz or blues in a smoky night club, zydeco at a pop-up party, or a big-stadium pop music show. And Nawlins’ food is just as eclectic as its music: gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya, muffaletta, po-boys, beignets—the menu goes on and on. Add in some cocktails, and you might never find your way home from the Big Easy.
If you’re not sure what to do first, consider booking a tour (or two, or five). Swamp tours, cemetery and haunted location tours, bar and restaurant tours, and tours exploring neighborhoods beyond the famous French Quarter and Bourbon Street are available. What’re you waiting for? Your adventure awaits.
One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.
Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest® pet policy.
Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is just 11 miles east of New Orleans. Call a car, hop on a bus, or hit the road to your New Orleans adventure.
At Southwest, we know it takes more than great deals on New Orleans airfares and convenient scheduling options to make your trip memorable. So from booking to boarding, we offer services and features designed to make your travel from Chicago (Midway) to New Orleans the best it can be. Learn more about the Southwest® travel experience before you book your flight from Chicago Midway International Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
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1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.
2Fare difference may apply.
3Failure to cancel a reservation at least 10 minutes prior to departure may result in forfeited Travel Funds.
4Flight credits unexpired on or created on or after July 28, 2022, do not expire and will show an expiration date until our systems are updated. See full details here.
5Where available. Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer.
6Due to licensing restrictions, on WiFi-enabled international flights, free live TV and iHeartRadio may not be available for the full duration of flight.
7Internet access for $8 per device from takeoff to landing. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. In order to provide a top-notch Internet experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.