Flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to New Orleans (MSY)

La-La Land has its luster, but it doesn’t outshine the brass bands of the Big Easy. Southwest Airlines® flies direct from Los Angeles International Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Book with confidence, knowing that the process will be as straightforward as a po’ boy sandwich. Have flexible dates? Check the Low Fare Calendar to see our cheapest flights for each day of the month. Explore Southwest Vacations® for more deals on everything that makes a vacation great, including flights, rental cars, hotels, and more.

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Flight Details

Average Flight Time: 3 hours 35 minutes

Departing from: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Arriving at: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)


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Explore New Orleans

When you deplane at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, hop on the RTA or the JET to get right into the center of the action. There’s a good chance you’ll be hungry, and there will be no lack of succulent options, from street food to haute cuisine. Fresh seafood abounds in Nawlins, and so do delicious Cajun, Creole, and soul food options. Save room for dessert: bananas Foster was invented here.

Vacation is about more than ditching dietary restrictions, of course—it’s about sightseeing! And boy, are there sights to see in the Big Easy. That’s why there are loads of tours of which to avail yourself. Like all things spooky? Take in a tour of historic cemeteries and likely-haunted locales. Craving a swamp adventure? Book a fan boat ride and swamp tour. Learn how the locals live with tours of neighborhoods beyond Bourbon Street and the French Quarter.

Of course, who could forget Mardi Gras? This weeks-long bash leading up to Ash Wednesday is famous for its colorful consumption. If you’re in town for it, it can’t be missed. Food, drink, music, parades—there’s something for every member of the family. Culture abounds in New Orleans, whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor fun. And when you book with Southwest®, you’ll have more to spend on making your visit great.

Travel Tips


Infant Policy

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.


Pet Policy

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.


Unaccompanied Minor

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.


Bags Fly Free1

Start packing! Every ticketed Customer’s first two checked bags are free. Learn more.


The Southwest Travel Experience

At Southwest Airlines, we know that putting together a fun and memorable trip from Los Angeles (LAX) to New Orleans is about more than scoring a cheap flight. That’s why we go the extra mile every step of the way to make sure your travel is as smooth as possible. Learn more about the Southwest Experience and book your next flight to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Whether you’re traveling for work or play, alone or with the whole family, for a weeks-long trip or just passing through, booking with Southwest is straightforward. Low fares. No hidden fees. That’s Transfarency®, and it applies whether you’re flying to New Orleans or any one of our other dozens of destinations. Stay up to date with our latest flight deals when you enroll in our Click 'N Save® emails. Looking for tours, activities, and more hidden gems to add to your New Orleans experience? Check out Southwest Airlines® Experiences and earn Rapid Rewards® when you book.

1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.