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Los Angeles (LAX), CA to New Orleans, LA
departing on 8/22
one-way starting at*$139
*Restrictions and exclusions apply. Seats and dates are limited. Select markets. 16 travel days available.
|Departing from||Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)|
|Arriving at||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)|
|Average flight time||3 hours 43 minutes|
|1‡||Nonstop flight per day Monday through Friday|
|2‡||Nonstop flights on Sunday|
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†Weekly flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 6/1/2023 and 6/30/2023. Note: route may not operate every day of the week.
‡Nonstop flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Sunday through Friday between 6/1/2023 and 6/30/2023.
New Orleans—also known as Crescent City, the Big Easy, and NOLA—is a multicultural hub on the Mississippi River known for its vibrant history, party spirit, and, last but not least, cuisine. Visitors to New Orleans should take advantage of the city’s year-round warm temperatures and spend plenty of time outside, exploring the city and surrounding natural areas on foot, by streetcar, or by boat. Start your walking tour in the French Quarter with Jackson Square, reveling in the street performances and live music this historic park has to offer. Spend an afternoon wandering through the aptly name Garden District, known for its architecturally significant homes and lush gardens. When your feet need a rest, make your way up uptown on the New Orleans streetcar, which has been in continuous operation since 1835.
Be sure to squeeze in some culture with a visit to one of New Orleans’s diverse museums. Visitors can marvel at Louis Armstrong’s first cornet at the Jazz Museum, take in over 40,000 pieces of art at the New Orleans Museum of Art, or learn about the area’s natural history at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park’s Barataria Preserve. Nature lovers will also enjoy exploring the 350-acre Audubon Park, located across the street from Tulane University and home to the Audubon Zoo.
Even more impressive than New Orleans’s cultural institutions? Its culinary institutions! With Creole, Cajun, and soul food influences, the cuisine of New Orleans is singular. One iconic dish every visitor should try is the po’ boy, a sandwich on a French baguette filled with meat and seafood options like fried shrimp, fried oysters, or roast beef. Another popular dish, and the official cuisine of the state of Louisiana, is gumbo. The word “gumbo” is derived from the Bantu word for “okra,” one of this flavorful, thick stew’s many ingredients, along with bell peppers, onions, celery, chicken, shellfish, and sausage. Meat lovers will be excited to try boudin, a sausage made from liver and heart meat mixed with rice and then braised, simmered, or fried. Finish off the meal with a sweet beignet (or three) and a steaming mug of chicory coffee!
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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 Los Angeles (LAX) to New Orleans the best it can be. Learn more about the Southwest® travel experience before you book your flight from Los Angeles 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.
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