Spring is typically the peak season in New Orleans, so make sure you arrange and purchase your flight tickets in advance to avoid overpaying. Spring generally runs from February through to May, offering mild weather conditions as well as quite a few events. The Mardi Gras season also runs from January to March, so expect a steep increase in the cost of flights to New Orleans around then.
One of the quietest times of the year is actually the summer, where temperatures can get very hot. June to September should be avoided unless you genuinely love the sun and the heat. The temperatures don’t begin to cool down until late September so make sure to keep this in mind when you’re searching for your flight tickets. In fact, due to the lack of tourism during the summer, you’re likely to find the cheapest flights to New Orleans without too much effort.
You’ll usually see very little variance in the price of flight tickets from late May all the way up to late September. August is theoretically the month which provides the cheapest flights to New Orleans, however the savings are usually only a couple of pounds cheaper than other months of the year. Make sure you aim to book your flight tickets 2 months in advance at a minimum, but even further ahead if you want to visit the Mardi Gras festivals. Flexibility with help you find the cheapest flights to New Orleans, so if you have the luxury to be flexible, make sure to use it to your advantage when searching for flight tickets.
Flights from London to New Orleans: 12 hours 45 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to New Orleans: 14 hours 50 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans: 16 hours 00 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to New Orleans: 15 hours 45 minutes.
You’ll find several airlines provide flights to New Orleans, with the major ones being American, British Airways, Delta and Virgin. Deciding which airline to book your flight tickets from can be a little tricky but if you allow yourself plenty of time in advance you should be able to compare a couple and decide who offers you the best value for money. Virgin can be more expensive, however they do provide a great level of service and comfort.
You can jump on a public airport bus which stops directly outside the airport to get into the centre. This is the easiest and cheapest method, however you could also decide to jump into a taxi. On average you’ll be looking at around $36 for 1 or 2 people and then $15 a person if it’s more than that (as a rough pricing guide.) Make sure you agree on the price before you get into the taxi to ensure you don’t get ripped off. Once you’ve booked your flights to New Orleans you can arrange your transportation in advance. You can also hop into the Airport shuttle for around $25 a person one way.