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New Orleans Louis Armstrong to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 27m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Flight Price $282
Distance 1,908 miles
Airlines Frontier, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta

Good to Know

Low Season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
February
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$315
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$231
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $231 or less.
The cheapest flight from New Orleans to San Francisco was found 90 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be January, February and March. The cheapest month to fly is August.
Morning departure is around 57% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking New Orleans to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from New Orleans to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 27m, covering a distance of 1908 miles.
How many flights are there between New Orleans and San Francisco?
There are 148 (nonstop) flights between New Orleans and San Francisco per week, averaging 20 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New Orleans to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($282), Alaska Airlines ($297) and United Airlines ($297).
Do I need a passport to fly between New Orleans and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between New Orleans and San Francisco?
United Airlines (4 times daily), Alaska Airlines (3 times daily), Fiji Airways (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly New Orleans to San Francisco?
For New Orleans to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to New Orleans, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from New Orleans to San Francisco?
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 San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

Book cheap flights from New Orleans to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
New Orleans
$282
only
$282
Destination
San Francisco
$282
only
$282
Tue, Sep 24
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
11h 01m
Sun, Sep 29
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
15h 19m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,825 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
DEN
ELP
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Simple and more affordable

Cons: To know if water had to be purchased or if it was free.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew was great.

Cons: Plane was 45 minutes behind schedule, boarding, take off and arrival. Has to walk miles from gate to ground transportation at midnight when airport seemed dead.

ALB
RDU
Okay 5.2

Pros: The plane was timely and clean.

Cons: It’s suggested to arrive 2hours before your flight, however the check in desk wouldn’t allow anyone to check in and take luggage until 1 hour before the flight began boarding. Keep in mind we still needed to get through security. Was a little annoying but not to awful. The worst part was the seating

DCA
DEN
Okay 5.6

Pros: The crew on my flight it self did a great job but comfort is not there. I don’t think I’ll fly with Frontier anymore. It’s not worth the hassle.

Cons: The experience was aweful, simple language purchase took me two days to get. 1 days of stress figuring out how to buy my carry online. 45 min wait to talk to someone. The good thing was the call center representative was patient and help me out, if not for her I would’ve have to spend more than $650

CLE
TPA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew member Mike had a really good personality and kept it fun!

Cons: Update the desk agent on arrivals, we had a delayed flight due to weather. When asked if she knew a possible eta she deferred to responding “I am waiting for the plane”

Thu, Jun 13
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
4h 35m
Mon, Jun 17
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
4h 27m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PHL
SEA
Good 6.3

Cons: Late departure as the crew arrived late. Late arrival causing me to miss a connection

SFO
ORD
Good 7.6

Cons: Need to turn off lights. Being under a florescent light for 4 hours sucks. Turn it off. Let me sleep.

DAL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I slept the entire time.

SEA
DEN
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Friendly crew. Great movie selection through gogo inflight entertainment!

SIT
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable seats, nice crew

Mon, Jul 1
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
4h 27m
Mon, Jul 8
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
4h 27m
Trip: 8 days
5.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.8 Okay
Based on 19 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
BWI
DEN
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Seats are pretty comfortable - appreciate adjustable head rest, both side flaps and vertical movement. Staff very friendly, pilot communicated well.

Cons: Staff to offer whole can of beverage.

MSY
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Stewardess did allow me to check my coat bag

Cons: Sat in front of exit row. People in front of me can recline into my personal space I cannot recline pack. Typical united flight arrived slightly late. Then took over an hour to clean and prep plane for our flight. Almost every flight from United is late now. I booked this one 2 hours earlier hoping I could arrive before 10:30. You failed me even when playing it safe.

SFO
DEN
Okay 4.0

Pros: The crew was wonderful

Cons: My flight was severely delayed.

DEN
PHX
Okay 4.8

Pros: They were effective at boarding

Cons: My display monitor didn’t work

MSY
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Good leg room in premium economy

Cons: Horrible, rude service by one of the flight attendants. I was just asking for an extra glass of water. Cant believe they treat premier customers the way they do. TV did not work.

Tue, Sep 10
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
6h 45m
Sat, Sep 14
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
6h 15m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 39,148 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CLT
DCA
Good 6.6

Pros: No entertainment system only for those who are vested with AA and using their app

Cons: A modern plane not old A320 without entertainment system

DFW
SNA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: AMERICAN IS THE WORST. Never flying with them again. My flight was cancelled, &they would NOT rebook me until 2 days later. REFUSED to compensate for the hotel I booked for the night. Held my baggage hostage & would not return it for a whole day. And their customer service is non-existent.

SEA
CLT
Okay 5.6

Pros: The seats in first class. But far from adequate amenities for the price paid. There are no USB ports nor are there electric Outlets, yet you're expected to use your own tablet or phone to access their entertainment. When flying across the country that's a little ridiculous in this day and age.

Cons: . If you expect us to use our own devices you need to provide USB port or outlets. This was a coast to coast redeye,Iwas awake the whole flight. 20 min before landing announcement was made to not get up, We were not given time to use the restroom, brush teeth, have coffee before landing. Bad form.

KIN
MIA
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Have coach passengers prepay for meals

LIM
MIA
Excellent 9.0

Cons: no individual tv’s. The best was the food, noquis were excellent

Wed, May 29
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
10h 15m
Fri, May 31
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
6h 12m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 24,850 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
MEX
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: The entertainment system was good and they had free text messaging through the plane’s wifi network.

Cons: The plane stank. I was 3/4 in the back of the plane and there was a strong pee odor.

LAS
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: 5 hours delay

Cons: 5 hours delay

JFK
AMS
Good 6.3

Pros: This was a Delta codeshare on KLM metal. We left on time and arrived early. The crew was very professional. The bathrooms were very clean.

Cons: The seat in Economy Comfort was awful. Not enough padding and no place to put my feet because of a very large entertainment control box on the floor.

DTW
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was quick

Cons: The head sets cost $2 There wasn’t food served It was very cramped.

LAN
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The flight was delayed and it ended up being delayed for 4 hours and we had to take a cab to Detroit to catch our flight to Europe

Wed, Jul 3
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
4h 27m
Mon, Jul 8
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
4h 27m
Trip: 6 days
5.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.8 Okay
Based on 19 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
RDU
Excellent 8.4

Cons: The seats were uncomfortable.

ORD
BRU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew was great, seating perfect!

CHS
ORD
Okay 5.0

Pros: The Chicago airport is a nice airport to stay in when you're waiting for a new plane! Also the flight attendants did a very good job!!

Cons: The crew did a very good job of getting us on and off the plane and getting us on a new plane even though it was annoying and inconvenient!

PTY
EWR
Okay 5.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Some crew members don't know how to tolk to passengers they were rude and also they offer coffee for the second time and they said that they don't have more milk come on

MSY
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed flight... Gate attendants were crabby and not very helpful. So sad

Wed, Jul 3
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
4h 35m
Fri, Jul 5
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
4h 25m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PDX
OGG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super comfortable seats, crew was amazing very tentative.

PDX
STS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew, easy boarding

Cons: More luggage space in the overhead bin

PHL
SEA
Good 6.3

Cons: Late departure as the crew arrived late. Late arrival causing me to miss a connection

SLC
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Flight was delayed by about an hour.

MSY
SFO
Good 6.6

Pros: Comfortable

Cons: Premium and first class need to be updated and cleaned up. Food was somewhat edible

Wed, Jul 17
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
4h 27m
Mon, Jul 29
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
4h 27m
Trip: 13 days
5.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.8 Okay
Based on 19 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
PTY
EWR
Okay 5.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Some crew members don't know how to tolk to passengers they were rude and also they offer coffee for the second time and they said that they don't have more milk come on

SAN
IAD
Okay 4.0

Pros: Comfortable and roomy seats.

Cons: The crew made me switch aisle seats (I specifically chose my spot) because the couple next to me had two babies on their laps. They told me to sit in the aisle seat which would then be in between the couple. So I had people reaching over me and crying babies were on both sides of me.

SDF
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was friendly and helpful.

Cons: I have no complaints!

CVG
IAH
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Everyone was friendly and cooperative from ticket counter to flight attendants

Cons: Nothing at this time

EWR
BRU
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Comfort seating in premium Plus

Cons: Crew in this section needs to be more customer centric

Fri, Oct 11
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
7h 54m
Mon, Oct 14
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
7h 07m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 39,148 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SXM
CLT
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: No entertainment system working

Cons: Free WiFi since entertainment was off

ORD
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew did a great job!

Cons: Not much everything was smooth.

BOS
PHL
Good 7.0

Pros: It was fast

Cons: They could have offered headphones, the charging outlet didn’t work

PVR
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We miss our flight due to immigration paper

ORD
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: American Airlines cancelled this flight and then sent one of my two checked luggages to another flight to Newark from Chicago O'Hare and didn't even think to put me and the luggage I left behind on said flight? Either they should have left both and let me deal with it OR send me on a flight.

Thu, Aug 1
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
4h 27m
Mon, Aug 5
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
4h 30m
Trip: 5 days
5.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.8 Okay
Based on 19 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
MSY
SFO
Okay 5.6

Cons: Old plane and leg room was far less than the flight out.

EWR
VCE
Excellent 8.3

Cons: More room in seats

EWR
CUN
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight was on time and arrived early with minimal difficulties

Cons: A crew member required several passengers including my girlfriend to check a bag that has routinely fit on all flights prior with even checking to see if it would actually fit at the gate

YVR
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Everything. We were incredibly delayed which happens but none of the staff knew what was happening. Different passengers were told different things and when we tried to ask questions they were far from helpful. It was not a good experience at all.

EWR
FLL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was just a quick flight, but everything/everyone was efficient and made the process/flight no problem. Great experience.

Sat, Nov 16
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
4h 35m
Mon, Nov 25
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
4h 08m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PDX
OGG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super comfortable seats, crew was amazing very tentative.

LIH
PDX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Alaska Air sets the standard. Seated in exit row. Power outlets at seat. 500 movies/TV shows available to stream on devices. Ok food available for purchase. Flight attendants seem knowledge and a cut-above service-wise.

Cons: Honestly in-flight food for purchase is just ok. Not great, not terrible. Just doesn't seem like they're trying that hard. Unusual for Alaska.

MSY
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight delayed for no reason

LAX
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Pros: I love the legroom. Alaska seems to have more of it and I will fly when I can on Alaska just for that! Crew was very nice too.

Cons: Nothing to eat! By the time I ordered at the back of the plane there wasn’t any food left except one cheese plate. Very disappointed as I wanted the Asian salad and there were none. Need more selections and more food onboard. Some free peanuts would be nice.

MSY
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: delays on both departure and arrival mobile boarding pass system did not work.

Thu, Aug 8
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
SFO
San Francisco
4h 27m
Mon, Aug 12
SFO
San Francisco
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
4h 27m
Trip: 5 days
5.8OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.8 Okay
Based on 19 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
ORD
LAX
Okay 5.0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: I have never been hot on a plane but I think in addition to scrimping on every millimeter for seats, maybe they are conserving the cost of a fan. I was sweating and uncomfortable for 4 hours. When I asked if they could turn announcements since they were almost painfully loud, she said they had no c?

EWR
BRU
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Comfort seating in premium Plus

Cons: Crew in this section needs to be more customer centric

DEN
IAH
Good 7.5

Cons: Dang the seats are just small in the coach area. Great smooth flight and my bag arrived where it was supposed to be. Cant complain there

SEA
SFO
Okay 4.5

Cons: The flight was 90 min late. Boarding was pretty much a cluster as they tried to get an overbooked flight boarded in 25min to meet a reignited runway time

DEN
LGA
Good 6.5

Cons: I had a very large man in the middle seat next to me. I was in the window seat. He leaked over into my seat which made it very uncomfortable especially when he fell asleep. I know the airlines can't do anything about this but he should pay for a larger seat.

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