Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Boston to New Orleans
JetBlue and Icelandair have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Boston to New Orleans. Confirm policies on booking site.
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 38m, covering a distance of 1367 miles.
There are 24 (nonstop) flights between Boston and New Orleans per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($35) and JetBlue ($79), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($87) and Multiple Airlines ($124).
JetBlue (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Boston to New Orleans, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from New Orleans back to Boston , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Boston you will be using Boston Logan Intl, often referred to as Boston Airport. You will be landing at New Orleans Louis Armstrong, also known as New Orleans Airport.
There are many different hotels around New Orleans Airport, from the most affordable options such as Holiday Inn, to higher-end options such as the Hilton or the Sheraton. Most accommodation options offer free shuttle services from the airport to their grounds, so if you know that you are staying at any nearby hotel, make sure to arrange your shuttle in advance to save you some hassle upon arrival.
Different companies offer daily flights from Boston to New Orleans, including Delta and United, but Spirit and jetBlue have non-stop flights between the two cities. While Spirit operates their flights out of Terminal B, jetBlue flights depart either from Terminal C or E, so make sure you check your departure information before heading to the airport.
In terms of price, Spirit tends to offer cheaper flights from Boston to New Orleans than jetBlue. Delta and American Airlines also offer reasonable prices, but they usually have at least one connection, which can turn a four-hour trip into a much longer journey. But if you aren’t concerned about time and would rather a better flight experience, including access to lounges, both Delta, American, and United have their own lounges at Boston Airport.
There are two bus services (the Airport-Downtown Express (E2) and the Airport Express (202)) departing from the airport to the city center several times per day, and you can catch them outside the second floor of Concourse C. Greyhound also operates between the airport and several locations in New Orleans, such as their Downtown Bus Station.
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Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to New Orleans from Boston up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Better food choices"
Pros: "I love JetBlue! Roomy, well-appointed, great amenities and clean."
Pros: "In this age of very tight seating. JetBlue still manages to offer a better seat, a happy and efficient crew and good service at the airport ."
Cons: "I’m a short, average weight woman that felt the space in the bathroom was impossible! There were only two bathrooms for the whole airplane, used both once and I could barely fit in it."
Pros: "only complaint is WiFi doesn't work"
Pros: "Fast, clean and good"
Cons: "Information on delays, accurate information on where our bags were, offer to help short missed connections"
Pros: "Form Boston to Pittsburgh, aircraft cabinet was very cold. Every other things were very good"
Cons: "Not boarding us 30 minutes late then keeping us at the gate for another 30 minutes after landing"
Cons: "JetBlue is amazing and my favorite airlines for domestic travel."
Pros: "Our crew was great"
Cons: "The delay sucked all the kiosks didn’t work 45 minute wait at the help desk bad"
Cons: "Waited to book seat and had to upgrade at 70.00. Feel ripped off. Did not appear to be any other choice."
Cons: "It was way too hot in the plane."
Pros: "Competent staff"
Cons: "Rude TSA employee"
Pros: "Movie selection"
Pros: "Just liovrJetBlue! The personnel is always attentive and engaging, quick with a smile and ready to lend a hand when needed. I believe other airlines should try to find out their hiring process and copy their system to get such quality people that understand service."
Cons: "JetBlue is how flying is meant to be!"
Pros: "Ease of boarding, rest comfort"
Cons: "It took over 2.5 hours to decide to switch airplanes"
Cons: "The little child next to me keep kicking my legs"
Pros: "Great end to end domestic product."
Cons: "Blankets are $5"
Pros: "Plane and staff were fine"
Cons: "Why couldn’t they get another plane. I missed an important meeting because we were 3hours late"
Pros: "I like everything"
Cons: "I can't complain"
Pros: "Hassle free"
Pros: "Slightly greater than average leg room, makes a difference! Have not flown much with JetBlue in the past, but I plan to use them more in the future!"
Cons: "I was not emailed or texted a copy of my boarding pass. I did receive for trip from detroit to Boston but not the return trip."
Cons: "No working internet or video"
Pros: "Plane was best coach accommodations at no upgrades . . . Ever! Plenty of space, clean, fresh, a Wow!"
Cons: "Delayed departure waiting for catering to show up"
Pros: "everything was easy and smooth."
Cons: "connection in jfk was much too tight"
Cons: "Limited movie options."
Cons: "Everything and everyone"
Pros: "Departure on time. Arrived early. Good snacks, WiFi and TV. Bags arrived easily."
Cons: "Wish there were movies (flight just under 4 hours)"
Pros: "Being on time is the most important thing for me! Thank you for landing earlier."
Pros: "Service was great. Crew was nice. Refreshments were enough for the duration of the flight."
Cons: "Only issue is that you need to pay for the headphones."
Pros: "Crew was awesome, decent leg room, free wifi!"
Cons: "Our plane had a mechanical issue and fixing it caused a two hour delay; the row I sat at had something smelly spilled on the panel below the window that required the crew to call for cleaners"
Pros: "JetBlue is really the only airline that I care to fly anymore. Not only do they get me to my destination on time in comfortable seats but their staff is very accommodating and friendly."
Cons: "Most TVs in the seatbacks were glitching and had picture issues."
Cons: "More movies. More breakfast options. And ran out of cookies."
Pros: "Got in early!"
Pros: "Ability to change reservation so easily"
Cons: "That I made reservation for wrong time!"
Pros: "JetBlue in general"
Cons: "Seating area was a bit messy. Not horrible but not super clean."
Pros: "Fast, on time and comfortable. Good"
Cons: "No AC and seat 11A didn't recline"
Pros: "Lots of legroom. Much appreciated."
Cons: "That it was cancelled."
Pros: "Updates, treatment, professionalism of Captain and crew"
Cons: "Expected supper but it is understandable. It was past time"
Pros: "It was on time,!!!"
Cons: "Everything, especially an AA customer representative. Very rude, inconsiderate, and unprofessional."
Cons: "The chairs"
Pros: "It was fast"
Cons: "They could have offered headphones, the charging outlet didn’t work"
Cons: "No idea. I thought everything was good."
Cons: "PHX airport baggage claim was a mess. I had to wait 40 min to pick up the luggages."
Cons: "Only snacks available at 5am"
Pros: "Very comfortable, fast, nice staff"
Cons: "They didn’t offer a snack!"
Cons: "4 hour mechanical delay and shitty communication"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Very cold."
Cons: "inadequate ventilation"
Pros: "Flight crew were very apologetic"
Cons: "Missed connecting flight from Miami. Only one flight per day. Had to take a flight to an alternative location, drive for an hour down the coast and take a ferry to my final destination."
Pros: "Ease of boarding with the group numbers"
Pros: "Best landing I’ve experienced recently!"
Cons: "Too cold"
Cons: "Terrible turbulence"
Cons: "Too many delays as usual"
Pros: "Generally clean plane with good entertainment system and technology overall. Diabetic meal much better than in the past."
Cons: "Didn't announce meal choices at the start so flight attendant had to repeat herself every. Single. Row. They forgot my diabetic meal on the last part them forgot to include cutlery and it took a long time to sort out but they were otherwise lovely."
Cons: "The captain informed us AFTER take off that we could not wash our hands, take care when flushing, etc. Was this this hygienic? See"
Pros: "Attendants are always friendly; always a peaceful travel event"
Pros: "Nice flight, great leg room, staff was friendly and flight was on time."
Pros: "strategic boarding to avoid standing in the cold"
Cons: "WASNT ENOUGH ROOM FOR CARRY ONS"
Pros: "Friendly attendants, plenty of coffee. Great service."
Pros: "Due to a strong tailwind we arrived 45 minutes ahead of schedule. Great service with attentive attendants. However the plane was older than me, no real entertainment system or outlets to plug in smart devices."
Cons: "Plane needs to be retired or retrofitted to accommodate smart device charging."
Pros: "Uneventful and on time"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Terrible entertainment. A 1980s common screen. Horrible movies nobody wanted to watch and no choice was available given the common screen,"
Pros: "Good meals"
Cons: "Not much legroom. Good movie shown but would have like personal options like other airlines."
Pros: "Was on time"
Cons: "Lots of time changes. 1 piece of luggage sent wrong destination."
Cons: "Paid for extra legroom, got a seat that didn't recline :("
Cons: "No wifi or any video"
Pros: "The entertainment system. It was awesome. The crew was friendly."
Cons: "Nothing notable."
Pros: "smooth disembarking"
Cons: "30 mins delay"
Pros: "Got in an hour early. Booya."
Pros: "Everything went fine and was uneventful. For me, an uneventful travel day is a good travel day!"
Cons: "I dislike how early the entertainment system shuts off"
Pros: "Easy to navigate site. Was given Pre-check on one leg, which was nice."
Cons: "Had to purchase a seat on one leg, resulting in an extra $12. That was a surprise."
Pros: "Good experience all around."
Cons: "15 minutes late. No big deal though"
Pros: "personal entertainment systems and charging plugs"
Cons: "only pretzels and no headphones offered for the entertainment systems."
Pros: "Not VERY overcrowded"
Pros: "Seat were comfortable and I didn't feel claustrophobic."
Pros: "All good - with every aspect of the trip."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Great entertainment system."
Cons: "Over an hour late."
Pros: "It was nice and cool."
Cons: "It was delayed."
Cons: "Frontier is always great! Getting you where ya need to go with zero hang ups, perfect airline! Price is always right as well!!!"
Cons: "Fix the plane before it’s scheduled to take off"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled, they made us wait at the airport for five hours, kept delaying thirty minutes at a time. Didn't offer another flight out until three days later"
Pros: "The crew and the clouds"
Cons: "Send out emails reminding passages to shower (that means washing your hair and ass), wear deodorant, and brush their teeth."
Pros: "Pilots were great. Nice flight experience."
Cons: "Delayed boarding - waiting for paperwork. Annoying"
Cons: "Worst airline ever"
Pros: "Love the flight price!"
Cons: "As expected, everything else is a la carte."
Pros: "The price but after today, I’m going back to “you get what you pay for.”"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 21/2 hours. Was not told ahead of time. We boarded even later then we sat on the tarmac for an hour and a half and we were told that we were #12 in line. An hour later we were told that we were now #15!! Finally off the ground. Flight attendant had a very annoying voice but what made it worse how he kept asking for money because of everyone purchasing. Yes I know but some how on other flights you don’t hear about the money, this was in your face"
Pros: "Empty seats"
Cons: "Charging for snacks and drinks"
Cons: "The extra add fees with everything. Also no complimentary beverage or snack"
Cons: "Water wasn't free"
Cons: "Service, didn’t take off or land in time, no explanations"
Cons: "Same ☝"
Pros: "the crew is nice"
Cons: "waiting 2hours for board, and wait again after landing"
Pros: "Good flight for price"
Pros: "Arriving early"
Cons: "Having to pay for basics"
Pros: "baggage check-in speedy and efficient, rapid plane boarding and plane left the gate on schedule"
Cons: "A special circle in Dante's Hell should be reserved for the Frontier executives who approved the seat design. The non-reclining seat backs are fairly comfortable, but the seat bottoms appear to have about 1/4 inch of foam padding over a hard shell. Did anybody actually test these things out by sitting in them for over 10 minutes?"
Cons: "Small table trays & uncomfortable seats. You get what you pay for."
Pros: "Flight was 3 hours delayed. When we arrived at the airport they said it would be delayed by 2 hours. Then right before our new boarding time they delayed it another hour. I wish we would have had some advance notice so we weren't stuck waiting at the airport for 3 hours."
Cons: "Frontier seats are extremely uncomfortable (I would say the worst of any airline) and they charge for carry on luggage and drinks."
Pros: "What happened to seats that lean back a little? Much more comfort."
Cons: "MY LUGGAGE WAS LOST!!!"
Pros: "I had an average flight. No major issues. My main objective as a direct fight which only this flight offered. $40 checked bag fee. Not aware of any fee for carry-one but guess I need to check my recipets...."
Pros: "NOTHING!!! Worse customer service I've ever experienced. 2 canceled flights and no email notification for either. Hell in one instance they counter never opened to explain the issues. NEVER AGAIN!"
Cons: "I am so upset that I was charged after she put our bag and it fit in spot for baggage. This is just wrong"
Pros: "Flight was fine. Seats were cramped but no worse than any other airline."
Cons: "When we landed, I did not get to baggage claim in a timely fashion. Frontier took our luggage and locked it up. We were told to go to the Frontier ticket counter to get our luggage. When we arrived all the frontier employees were gone for the day and no one at the airport could retrieve it. We had to wait several hours for someone to come and get our luggage. This was a terrible inconvenience. I have never experienced anything like this by any other airline. I have no idea why they did not just leave it off to the side (like every other airline does)."
Cons: "Constant waiting and delays and ridiculous fees. Would be better to charge more instead of deceptive charges."
Pros: "Safety instructions worth the funny copy was great."
Cons: "Five hours late, HORRIBLE representatives And"
Cons: "Fronter seems to be delayed often"
Cons: "The plane departed 45 minutes behind schedule. When we arrived, 20 people or so did not receive their luggage. Frontier representatives were nowhere to be found. Finally someone came and herded us upstairs, gave us no information about our luggage, and had us form a line to file a claim. Frontier staff was utterly unapologetic and had no sense of urgency. I still don't know where my bag is. The plane was supposed to land at 12:45, and I left the airport at 3:30 and missed an important work meeting."
Pros: "The staff and pilots were great!"
Cons: "The seat I spent extra for."
Pros: "The friendliness of the flight attendants, as well as the help I received at the check-In desk."
Cons: "The comfort of the seats, I'm 6-4" the room available is tiny for me."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Size of seats"
Pros: "I can tell you what I didn't like. My seat and bags cost more than the flight itself. So no I did not have a good experience and I will never fly Spirit again"
Pros: "Caring crew! The flight was on time and we even arrived slotted early"
Cons: "We were not offered a free cup of water. Even though it was a short flight it would have been appreciated"
Cons: "O couldn't take the flight because the cost of my luggage exceeded the costed my fight & was not allowed to cancel for refund of any kind."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and humorous"
Cons: "Flight attendants made too many unnecessary reminders throughout the flight about buckling seat belts and staying seated when the seatbelt sign is illuminated. It felt like every 5 minutes they were making an announcement making it impossible to get any rest. Passengers were roundly and acted like they had never been on a plane before. Maybe they hadn't and just didn't know any better. But it made the flight unpleasant."
Cons: "the pilot almost crashed the plane"
Pros: "The flight attending Andrew was very rude. Rude to me and many others. I felt it was the worst experience ive had on a flight, i fly often."
Cons: "Even had to pay for ONE carry on. Ridiculous. Everything was a charge, even selecting a spot to sit. Not what I expected."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "A mediocre experience that charged me for every interaction with the airline, including a can of club soda. An obnoxious business model."
Pros: "Great fare.awesome staff.had to wait to load bags.but will fly again"
Cons: "That they did not have enough people to process all the flights " we didn't expect all of you to show up" Allowed four other flights to cut in line to make their flight but when it came to new Orleans had 100 of us not board. 4 hours later, 5 lines and lying to us about the plane turning around They Told us the next flight was 4 days later... not even connections options. At first they did not want to give us refunds either until they called security on one irate small blonde lady and security, afraid of a riot I think, told the airline they needed to resolve the issue."
Pros: "On time bag claim fast comfortable seat for short flight"
Cons: "Baggage drop off line at 5am ridiculous"
Cons: "The honesty"
Cons: "A seat that I could fit in, the only seats that are like humanly possible to be comfortable in - for an adult man that doesn't wanna manspread left AND right - is the bigger seats up front."
Pros: "Fun crowd, good service"
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable at all"
Cons: "Charges extra for bags over 40lbs not over 50 lbs like most airlines. My bag cost $80 it was more then I paid for the ticket. Also, very small plane. Won’t fly with Spirit again"
Cons: "Where do I even begin?! Spirit oversold the flight and had an IT failure. This resulted in them running out of seats on my original flight. Additionally, the people working at the counter at the Boston airport made the concept of poor customer service seem appealing (overheard one of the customer service agents talking smack about another customer, who had missed a flight due to an error on the part of Spirit). I will never fly Spirit again."
Pros: "Ease of boarding."
Cons: "Nothing negative about airline or flight itself."
Pros: "Left of time, quick flight."
Cons: "Lack of control of the other passengers. There was a Batchelderette party in the row next to mine. Yelling and screaming and hanging over the back of the seats. The flight attendants tried to kept them quiet, but I felt no major effort was made to keep them in their seats. I was trying to relax and nap the flight away and I could hear them over my headphones. I was charged $90 total to check a bag. Cheap flights but they charge you for everything else."
Pros: "After paying for carryon seat and plane fare you end up payiing the same price as other airlines except the seating isn’t as comfortable. It ends up being more sometimes"
Cons: "Paying 45 each way for carryon and seat each way"
Pros: "The flight was safe. We made it."
Cons: "So many fees! It was ridiculous, but I guess that’s my fault for not reading reviews. I should have just overnighted my suitcase to my destination - it would have been heaped than the $75 baggage fee."
Cons: "2.5 hrs late no apology"
Pros: "Airport waiting area was very nice with lots of different seating options. The boarding went very quickly, but that was because the flight was mostly empty. Can't believe how expensive the luggage was. I guess that is why the ticket is less expensive."
Cons: "The seats were hard and the tray table was almost non-existent."
Pros: "It was all god"
Cons: "Didn’t like that I have to pay for coffee onboard!"
Cons: "really, spirit is the qorst"
Cons: "I did not. Like anything."
Cons: "Spirit Airlines were not helpful with my situations"
Pros: "Plane landed safely in destination"
Cons: "Baggage and cancellation, seat assigned, delayed departure"
Pros: "I liked how easy it was to book the flights and how I got to pick which ones worked best for me"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Everything was good."
Cons: "Delayed both ways"
Pros: "No frills or personality"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Food was not provided, if some snacks add it will be good"
Pros: "It was comfortable and peaceful."
Cons: "Can't think of anything"
Pros: "The story I came away with."
Cons: "The speed at which the 22 year old girl sitting between the eye-drop salesmen fled the plane when we landed. Atlantic City is a funny destination."
Cons: "the damn fees. you need to make them clear when tickets are purchased."
Cons: "Long lines, delays and unhappy employees"
Cons: "It got canceled on my way to the airport"
Cons: "There was a delay that was not announced at the gate"
Pros: "More comfortable than I expected"
Cons: "Fees are too complicated"
Cons: "supposed to leave at 9 p.m. didn't leave until 12:30 a.m.. Had to find another way to get back to Balto. No reimbursement at all."
Cons: "Everything was fine. A little slow at checkin but all was pretty good"
Cons: "Upcharges make you as expensive as other airlines but service is terrible so not worth it"
Pros: "Piloting of plane on take off and landing was smooth."
Cons: "Nickel & dimed start to finish. Well, lots more than nickels and dimes. Charges left and right for things that shouldn't be charged. Hated it. Won't take Spirit again."
Cons: "Everything. Delay. Expensive luggage."
Pros: "Timely landing"
Cons: "Late take off but made up in the air."
Cons: "cancelled after 4 gate changes and beginning boarding. no rebooking."
Pros: "Only the price"
Cons: "Charge for bags ...gate change ..tight seating don't recline."
Cons: "Crazy loud unruly passengers chaotic cabin and constant jostling from the aisle"
Pros: "Nothing, nothing at all"
Cons: "Everything from the size of"
Cons: "Everything, everything is about money and nothing is about the customer"
Cons: "I will not use them again as they charged me an extra $100 for 2 bags. With American they would have been free.............who ever heard of charging for in the cab bags!"
Cons: "Waiting for my bags"
Cons: "Staff are the rudest most unhelpful people imaginable"
Pros: "Refreshingly simple and new Airbusses that are roomy."
Airlines flying from Boston to New Orleans have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Boston to New Orleans
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Boston to New Orleans
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Boston to New Orleans
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Boston to New Orleans
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Boston to New Orleans