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Route Information for Flights from Pittsburgh to New Orleans

Origin Airport IATA Code PIT
Destination Airport IATA Code MSY
Distance 918 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Southwest Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 2:20AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 2:20AM UTC

Fly from Pittsburgh International Airport to New Orleans

If you live in Pittsburgh and you're looking to get away to a city with as vibrant a nightlife as its culture, then catch a flight to New Orleans, where fun and work go hand-in-hand. When you fly from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to New Orleans, your flight will last about four hours. You can reach the airport by taking advantage of Port West Authority's public bus system.


Home to 2,000 animals, the Audubon Zoo is a perfect place for families and friends alike to visit together. Also run by the Audubon Institute is the Aquarium of the Americas, one of the most advanced aquariums in all of the United States. For a closer look into the plant life and climate of New Orleans, you can stop by Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, which protects parts of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region. Sports fans can take a trip to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a large exhibition and sports venue.

Hints and tips

When you fly from Pittsburgh International Airport to New Orleans, you'll arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), you are going to want to be in around February and March, which is Mardi Gras season. Mardi Gras is an annual Carnival celebration that takes place in the city every year. Beyond that, visitors should make use of New Orleans' varied forms of public transportation: streetcars, taxis and buses. Temperatures in New Orleans rarely dip below 45 degrees.

Flights from Pittsburgh to New Orleans - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Pittsburgh to New Orleans now?

If you're wondering about travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when getting a flight from Pittsburgh to New Orleans, go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.

What is the shortest flight from Pittsburgh to New Orleans?

The shortest flight from PIT to Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport (MSY) is 3 hours and 7 minutes. Order your favorite tipple from the cabin crew, start your travel journal or get to know your neighbors — you'll have enough time on this medium-haul journey.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to New Orleans?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to New Orleans have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to New Orleans with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to New Orleans without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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