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|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 30% drop in price.|
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An average nonstop flight takes 4h 17m, covering a distance of 1667 miles.
There are 131 (nonstop) flights between New Orleans Louis Armstrong and Los Angeles per week, averaging 18 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Frontier ($34) and Spirit Airlines ($41), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Frontier ($53) and Multiple Airlines ($71).
Delta (3 times daily), Air France (2 times daily), WestJet (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From New Orleans to Los Angeles, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to New Orleans , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of New Orleans you will be using New Orleans Louis Armstrong, often referred to as New Orleans Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Usual Frontier ease and comfort"
Cons: "The Frontier app never advises me of gate changes, nor does my electronic boarding pass show it. I have to rely on Kayak to give me timely notifications. As well, the plane was delayed getting to the gate from the hangar. Would have been good to get some ETAs, but the board never showed a delay and the crew didn't seem to have much info to share. More transparency, please."
Pros: "It was timely no long lines"
Cons: "No free drinks"
Pros: "We were able to board the plane."
Cons: "Seats were spartan at best, hard plastic with covers but no comfort and no recline. 5 long hours of back and leg discomfort. Paid for hot tea and coffee. Paid $135 to check 3 bags. Sat at gate for 2 hours."
Pros: "friendly attitude"
Cons: "$85 for two checked bags, many little issues along the way but got there safely"
Cons: "Two plus hour delay!!"
Cons: "Don't be fooled by these low prices on flights. You have to pay for every little thing....each and every bag (carry on or checked), any drink or snack other than water, etc."
Cons: "Plane was uncomfortable and they charge you for everything. Carry on bag, they charge you, bottle of water they charge you $2.95 Will never fly with them again. They are just as bad as Spirit."
Pros: "Personnel were great"
Cons: "Luggage took over an hour"
Cons: "The fact that Reclining seats are a upgrade is unexceptable . The price online to check in your bags change during a check in. I was charged more than what your website state. The check-in reservation is was rude and unwilling to correct a computer glitch . She stated that your software had no ability to override a mistake."
Cons: "Great on time status!!!"
Pros: "I enjoyed the swift flight. It was long, but Frontier made it very enjoyable."
Cons: "There was nothing that I did not like. Everything was perfect!"
Pros: "Only thing I liked was the cheaper price, but I am thinking it wasn't really worth it."
Cons: "Our plane boarded an hour late. Didn't give any explanation until it was the time we should have taken off. Sat on the runway at our destination which I understand was not the airlines fault, but still not a lot of forthcoming information. Felt like there was even less leg room than on a Southwest plane and I am petite. Can't imagine a big person or tall person sitting in those seats. The half trays were of little use except for to put your drink on. Yes, it was a little cheaper that we didn't have luggage, but I think I'll go back to Southwest."
Cons: "Delayed flight and overpriced luggage fee - higher than other airlines - I have flown a few times with frontier and every flight had been delayed by mechanical problems - the flight at the gate next to mine also had the same problem."
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable, over priced snacks, no foods."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "All the hidden costs"
Pros: "Was a very fast flight"
Pros: "Airline was so attentive when our flight was delayed. I would definitely fly with frontier again!"
Cons: "To get paid for my temptu air brush make up machine my make up mirror, I'm a make up Artist when I arrive to my hotel in LA open my luggage That s when I find out, my air makeup machine was broken that's is my working tools, I contact frontier and they wanted to make a report whe I don't have time to it !! So every single thing is broke it needs to it needs to be replace as ASAP"
Cons: "Buying soda"
Pros: "Very affordable. Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Lack of selection for food, no entertainment, very rude staff that were Not helpful at all"
Pros: "The crew members were friendly. Boarding process was fine but slower than pretty much any other flight I've been on. The seat was the most uncomfortable airplane seat I've ever sat in - it was hard and part of it stuck into my back. Luckily the flight was only 3 hours so didn't need to sit there for too terribly long. I did not buy food/drink on board."
Cons: "No complementary meals included... not even snacks and beverages."
Pros: "Everyone was friendly."
Cons: "Water wasn't free and no snacks. Had to wait at the gate"
Pros: "Not much to say about the flight...it was a standard coach-class flight. At least they got me my drinks when I wanted them."
Cons: "I felt deceived about the price. Like probably most people, I shopped around for a ticket, and Frontier appeared to have the cheaper price. I was shocked to find i had to pay for a carry-on, and more shocked i had to pay for a seat. So, in total - post-purchase, I had to spend another $150, roughly 46% more than the ticket price I booked. I get it...the state of the airlines, paying for baggage is becoming a thing. but this was just another level, without warning. it was a bait and switch. I won't fly Frontier again."
Cons: "I was charged for two bags, however, I checked one bag and the other was a carry on the size of a computer."
Cons: "No allowed carry-on items without charging high bag prices. Competitive ticket prices with no competitive services. Extremely primitive email alert system. You have to pay additional fees for a seat after booking. Uncomfortable seats and rows with a metal coaster for a tray table. No entertainment on 3+ hour flight. No complimentary amenities. No class. Will not be flying again."
Cons: "As someone who has never flown frontier before, I was unprepared for the MANY hidden fees that came from 1)choosing seats 2) carrying on hardly any baggage. If an airline claims to give cheaper flights, they should either get rid of these fees (since there is no way to actually avoid them), or simply be up front and work them into the price."
Cons: "The electronic boardingpass doesnt work"
Pros: "For the money i spent to fly the only thing i had free was water. Wasn't used to flying with no complimentary snacks and to purchase items were a bit expensive. Baggage took too long 30 minutes. Wasnt accustom to waiting for my luggage at the baggage claim. Other than that the flight was good. Thanks for your service, but i will try not to use Frontier airline's"
Pros: "After making me pay for a small suit case from New Orleans to Charleston and charging me $40 for it, they still lost my bags. Wasn't able to receive them for another day and a half. If you are going to charge for something I intended to bring on the plane, at least make sure you handle with care and don't lose them."
Pros: "Nice flight attendants."
Cons: "Pilot apparently didn't have a voice and never once talked to the passengers even when experiencing bad turbulence."
Cons: "Charged for a carry on. Charged for Diet Coke? Are you serious ?... Plane was delayed 45 min. Then another 30. No explanation, just different times posted."
Pros: "Everything was overpriced and uncomfortable and poor customer service"
Pros: "I didn't like much. In-flight crew was friendly enough."
Cons: "$40 for a carry-on bag ($35 for checked baggage), No TSA Pre-Check option, $12 more for an aisle or window seat, over 2 hours delayed, poor customer service at the check-in desk. I would pay twice as much for any flight to avoid this airline. Never again."
Cons: "The flight was fine.. We didn't know that we have to pay a luggage fee for a carry on for $45.. I was surprised when they told us to pay since carry on so far in other flights were free.. The seats weren't comfortable since it doesn't recline. This plane really is only good for probably a one hour flight not 4 hours because you can't even relaxed and reclined your seat.. All food you have to pay including water.. I will never fly frontier ever again..."
Cons: "When i got to Denver there was a 2 ft tear in my bag. A few items even fell out of it."
Pros: "Had a delay"
Pros: "Convenience, hospitality of staff, and price"
Cons: "Having to pay for a window seat"
Pros: "Flight was affordable"
Cons: "The seats were extremely uncomfortable and it cost $40 to check in a bag"
Pros: "Crew and boarding were great. I appreciate the great fare I got too. Probably the best fare I've ever seen for this route. Just pack enough clothes to fit in my backpack and no luggage fee. Great for a short weekend away."
Cons: "Seats are just so narrow and tight. Lots of babies and kids on the flight, but you offer discount fares so all of the above is to be expected."
Pros: "flight was cheap and a direct flight"
Cons: "-Seats didn't recline -no WiFi -all drinks cost money (they didn't even give out water)"
Cons: "I fly a lot but this was my first time on frontier and it was just poor quality. You guess charge for everything and provide nothing good for the customers. The seats and pull down table are horrible and it was just bad."
Pros: "The crew was fantastic."
Cons: "Frontier was very misleading during booking. I was not made aware at any time that I would be charged $40 for my carry on. Another $13 to select my seat, which was mandatory. After waiting a long time to board the plane, we had to get out because they forgot to inspect it. Then we re-boarded the plane, causing over an hour delay. I got to my destination two hours late. Will probably never fly with front with again."
Pros: "Felt queasy and female attendant was extremely gracious and comforting"
Cons: "So small and cramped. Fees for carry ons are insulting enough, but there is a fee for getting a seat! Ridiculous!"
Pros: "We landed early"
Cons: "Crew was snooty, there is no complimentary anything if they could charge you for the rest room the probably would. The snack selection which you have to pay for was was over priced and NOT at b all appealing.they also charge for carry-on bags. Just don't fly frontier."
Pros: "Flight was fine - what I expect for budget airline."
Cons: "As other s have said, I was really frustrated to find the fees for bags - in addition to all of the other nickel-and-diming for seats, water, etc. When I called the airline to clarify, the rep told me I had been notified of all of this when I purchased the ticket. !? I had not - and I wouldn't have flown Frontier because my other options would have been competitive."
Cons: "Plane left 7 hours late"
Pros: "Ticket price, clean plane, comfortable seat, on time."
Cons: "Crew needs to not behave like they work for a very cheap airline. Not a smile on their faces, not a single friendly sounding instruction or announcement from them. It doesn't cost them anything to act a bit more friendly."
Pros: "Early departure; organized and speedy boarding;"
Cons: "seats too small; no ability to recline; long wait to deplane on arrival; pilot's info on status of arrival was inaudible."
Pros: "No delays. Quick boarding and arrived on time."
Cons: "Only one restroom available. Pilot was funny when he introduced himself in the beginning. The crew was nice although one was a little too casual and unprofessional over the speaker. "Um yeah.." shouldn't be used."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. My friends teased me about flying with a carrier that's known to always have delayed flights."
Pros: "I like the extra roomy seats"
Cons: "I didn't like the flight attendants attitudes. On all of my flights they shared a common theme , rudeness. They weren't as nice and sweet like other flight attendants I have encountered. On my first flight one flight attendant was eating while we were taking off , omg !! When I ask for assistance because The kiosk instructed me to contact an agent , the employee at the desk told me with an attitude to go back to the kiosk and try again instead of just helping me . I'm not sure I will book with spirit again ."
Pros: "seat was pretty comfy and spacious."
Cons: "some members in crew seemed to be disctiminating. I was wearing a head scarf and one of the air hostess, even though she looked embarrased doing it, came up to me to ask my name she marked something on her paper too. She tried to make it very normal because I can understand it hard to abide with the rule that you dont actually agree with. Well I literally have no problem being looked over or being asked the name, but i just think its pretty sad if they treat people differently just because the way they are dressed up. I had my baby with me and i would never want him to get a bad impression about people. putting a scarf is just a way of dressing like wearing swimming suit would be for a lot of people swimming. I am part of America and I used to not wear the scarf because the way people look at you but I took the fear out and started practicing something my religion teaches me, but being treated differently just because there is some addition in my dressing is pretty sad. if there is a rule like that wiyh airlines, thry really should change it: just my thought..otherwise, my religion teaches me to respect everyone and follow the legit rules, and I have no problem kn answering unnecessary questions too because I know I am right"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Pros: "Getting bumped up to the big seats was an excellent treat!"
Cons: "No WiFi? On the newest fleet of airplanes? I paid just as much for this round trip as I've done for Delta, and I got to watch HBO on my device."
Pros: "Buyer beware! You will spend more money in th he ling run and the whole company culture is just toxic!!"
Cons: "Bait and switch tactics, horrible customer service, dirty planes and very inflexible. Go to any other site."
Cons: "Discourteous staff, pay for everything. Hidden fees!"
Cons: "Flight delayed 4 hours because of computer problems. Still charged is for water. Missed our free shuttle to the hotel, had to pay for a taxi. Luggage took an extra hour to make it to pick up. Will never again fly Spirit"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for many hours. I missed the meeting I was traveling for."
Pros: "that I received vouchures for future flights fro getting "bumped""
Cons: "it was the airline experience from hell- from an 11 hour day at LAX to mishaps with luggage to our return flights DISAPPEARING from Spirit Airlines records & going thru an INSANE process with customer service"
Cons: "The staff at the check in were rude and inconsiderate. They were not helpful at all. I was charged multiple fees that were not charged on my flight to New Orleans. The crew on the flight were also rude and I never saw them smile or converse with the passengers at all. The carry on baggage fee was way too high and was double what the website said it would be. Will not fly this airline again unless I have to."
Cons: "You have to pay for everything. Its a cheep ticket until you realize everything you would expect from any othe airline costs extra. I have to pay extra to sit next to the people im traveling with, water, snacks... The seats are extra cramped, made of plastic and dont recline. Its never fun or easy to sleep on a plan but it is possible. On this airline it wasn't."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Fares may be cheap, but they gouge you on everything else. A carry on bag $57 is daylight robbery. Also overbooked my friends flight and bumped him so the whole trip was ruined because we didn't have much time. The seats are super uncomfortable as well. I guess you have to pay a lot more for a seat that doesn't send you to the chiropractor. Spirit should be ashamed of it's business model. It should be called set the hook with a low initial price then gouge all you can. I even took money to the bathroom because I thought they would charge. That is next by the way. I would have to say my Spirit experience at least matched my many prior experiences with United, which is the worst airline on the planet. Spirit maybe second by a slim margin. I will never fly Spirit again. They stink."
Pros: "The stewardess was really funny!"
Cons: "NO complementary food or EVEN WATER. Their new seats are not designed to recline, at all."
Pros: "I liked that we did not crash."
Cons: "I did not like almost everything. This airline should be called the nickel and dime airlines. Yes, the initial fare was cheap but then They hit you with $40 baggage fee, a $40 carry on fee and the only free item is about the size of a shoebox. $10 to choose your seat. $14 for what they consider a good seat, and $55 for a premium seat. What airline has seats that don't recline?? Are you kidding me? These seats are the equivalent of school chairs with a 1/2 inch padding for "comfort". When they say bare fare they are not kidding. I hope I never have to fly this airline again. This may sound like a joke but I am surprised they don't sell tokens to use the bathroom. "One token for a $1 but if you buy at the online check in you can get two tokens for a $1"."
Pros: "Flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "Baggage fees and seat fees turned this "low fare" into a "damn, I should have just booked on Alaska" fare. Forced to sit on the plane at the terminal on the tarmac for 3 hours before take off. Couldn't get off the plane and they wouldn't just switch us to a different and better equipped aircraft. Seats did not recline. For a 4.5 hour flight, this was very uncomfortable."
Cons: "The attitude of the baggage clerk at the New Orleans Airport. She over charged us for our baggage, and did not correct it."
Cons: "The a la carte menu can drive up the price of the ticket by over $150 per person if you aren't aware of their luggage and seating pricing when you book the original ticket. If you purchase your luggage check-in upon purchase, it is $31 per bag...but you need to be aware of this when you book. If you missed the small print on that and learn of it later, you will pay $41. If you check it in at the airport, you will pay $50 per bag. Their luggage limit is 40 lbs. vs. 50 lbs. at most other airlines, and this can cause an additional $30 fee on top of the other fees. The seats are quite tight, and unless you are willing to pay for selecting a seat, you need to "trust" Spirit to choose your seat for you."
Cons: "The say they are the home of the "bare fare" like it's a good thing. What they mean is, by the time you pay for a lite checked bag or for a single carry on you'll be paying just as much as any of their competitors. And forget about getting any type of snack or refreshments. That is unless you Want to pay out the nose for the grossest drink selection I've ever seen. No entertainment options at all, staff was barely attentive, seats were dirty with no comfort amenities. They were as bad as you can expect from a bargain airline, and not actually cheaper once you include the ridiculous baggage charges."
Cons: "Rude staff. No intelligence. Scam artist aorlone"
Cons: "The baggage price for both carry on and checked. I think 40 lbs is ridiculous. We thought it was 50 lbs and had to pay an additional $55 one way and $30 on the return. The return flight to LA was a tiny bit better. The check in person was very courteous and helpful."
Cons: "no one did anything at all to help me. i was delayed a day to return. lost my job. payed my own money to board and was complete let down. i will never fly spirit again nor will any of my friends."
Pros: "The crew did their best."
Cons: "The nickel and diming over seats, carry on bags, etc. is annoying, and the planes are so cramped as to be very uncomfortable."
Pros: "The flight was on time which was nice"
Cons: "The check in process was terrible, the quality of the aircraft was no where near comfortable, and were nickel and dined in every way possible. I love I'll never fly spirit again!"
Cons: "No carry on luggage allowed."
Pros: "Cheap and non stop. Friendly crew. Paid $50 extra for a big seat up front on the way back."
Cons: "Seat wouldn't recline and I was so uncomfortable."
Pros: "Low air ticket fee."
Cons: "The company offered low air ticket price but making money by charging $50 baggage fee and also charging $55 for carrying baggage."
Cons: "On the day we were supposed to leave Spirit needed to cancel our flight due to weather conditions. We checked online an there weren't any warning about the weather. They were very unhelpful about placing us on another flight. After 40 minutes, they placed us on a flight the next day but also gave us the option of a full refund in case we found another flight. Luckily United Airlines had flight out (2 hours after the Spirit flight) to New Orleans. We booked the new tickets and got our full refund from Spirit."
Pros: "We were safe"
Cons: "No frills on board"
Pros: "Food options were fine. Boarding was quick and easy. However, they had large seats available in row three and wouldnt sell them to us... Weird. They went unused all 3.5 hrs of the flight. My uncomfortable seat was hurting my arm and I held my baby during his nap and the arm rest put me in a bad position where my hands fell asleep. The captain was polite. Take off and landing was a breeze. No turmoil there."
Cons: "The attendant was so rude. Blonde girl. I won't even get into what she said to us. Then when we landed at LAX the carseat was not at the baggage claim. We had to go buy one because the baggage service was closed at 633pm. A 2.5 hr drive home and during the drive (about an hour afrer leaving the airport) some hispanic guy with an attitude calls and states, "are you gonna pick up this carseat essay?" Wow we about had a heart attack. My husband lost his temper at that point. Your airline can just keep the carseat. Donate it to Baton Rouge victims. We were in Louisiana to donate and volunteer help to flood victims and we fly 25-30 times a year we will never choose this airline again."
Pros: "flight was smooth .great workers there."
Cons: "you have to pay for water.spirit should offer water as a free beverage and consider adding wifi to their planes."
Pros: "It got me to my destination. The pilot did an amazing landing."
Cons: "I don't like now you sucker people in with your low fares and then charge an outrageous amount for luggage. By the time I was finished paying for my luggage, the price was up to your competitors. I will never fly Spirit airlines again."
Pros: "Thought it was less expensive but in the end with all the baggage fees it wasnt."
Cons: "Very small amount of room. Seats don't recline. Have to pay for even just a basic beverage. I will definitely take a different airline next time I fly."
Pros: "Flight time"
Cons: "The $55.00 dollar price to check my small carry on luggage."
Pros: "I will not fly this airlines again."
Cons: "I did not care for the bait and switch of the advertising of low prices and then all the incidentals of Add-ons of monies for carry on and regular baggage, printing of boarding passes, picking seats, etc."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, constantly checked in and no time was given as to when the flight would depart. I left to get food and I was assured the plane wouldn't be there or board in the time I took to get food. It had been an hour and a half of delays at that point. Went to grab a bite and came back and the doors to board were closed, and was given lackluster help to resolve the situation. Not one call was given for my name over a loud speaker, meanwhile every other airline was calling passengers who were required for their respective flights. I ended up leaving the gate and was met with a terrible attitude considering the situation, and I proceeded to purchase a ticket with another airline and took said flight. It was a terrible travel day to say the least and spirit made it that much more difficult and ended up costing me a lot of money."
Cons: "Lost baggage, bad customer service, rude employees, loud and drunk passengers. I don't think I've ever submitted a complaint to any company ever, but this experience was horrid. Just wow."
Pros: "It was fast easy and to the point. All I really care about is getting to my destination safely. I carried on a back pack and it was fast and easy. The seats had more room than I expected from their description."
Cons: "I don't how u charge us for our baggage and your don't have no up and down button and charge for water!!!"
Pros: "$52 for the bag (hiding the carry on otherwise would have been $85) not good. On board you pay for EVERYTHING! Water included, so be prepared with snackas and water."
Cons: "Seat not comfortable at all, expensive travel bags, not service on board at all. Not happy about it but I had no choice. Time of the flights were good."
Cons: "How much bags cost. How much beverages cost. How long they advertised their credit card during the flight. Caught unaware of the discounted rate to pay for your carry-on bag online ($35), I had to pay $52 when checking in for my carry-on and $58 for my checked bag. Also, while parched on the plane I had to pay $3 for water. Nickel and dime much?"
Cons: "Just about everything! Pilot was 2 hours late,which was known,but we boarded on time.Air conditioning broken,again known,but repairs delayed for unknown reasons. Spirit's response to passenger discomfort,we all got a sip,not a glass,a sip of water! Once we got going we discovered that the rear of the plane had its own unusual design feature - - - an aisle facing toilet. I will not delve into the problem but try to imagine what 6 hours of togetherness includes. Still the same rigid seats,silly dropdown tables and outrageous baggage charges. We will not fly this airline again."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled and the spirit crew was helpless"
Pros: "Nice bus taking us to hotel"
Cons: "Said be outside for 4 am but was told flight canceled again until 10:00 NOT 6:00 am"
Pros: "- Flight arrived early - Boarding process was easy"
Cons: "- Bag check is expensive - No free water on board"
Pros: "was on the phone for five hours trying to change my flight. kept getting transfered, people couldnt speak clear english and i have a witness to the horrible experince. Unbelivable!!! Then...in the end, guess what...I ended up talking to the same lady I first spoke with!!"
Airlines flying from New Orleans to Los Angeles have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights