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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 60% drop in price.

High season

AprilMost popular time to fly with an average 29% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$202(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$115or less

Good deal one-way

$73or less

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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 $73 or less one-way and $115 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Philadelphia to New Orleans was found 17 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 41% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is a rather large airport, with seven different terminals. There are free shuttle buses running from Terminal F (Gate F-14) to Gate C-16 (which gives access to Terminals C, B, and D) and Gate A-1 (which provides access to Terminals A-East and A-West).
  • Passengers who wish to leave their car at the airport will find that parking is available in all the different Garages (Terminals A-East, A-West, B, C, D, E, and F). International airlines operate from Terminal A-West, and different domestic airlines operate from different terminals, so make sure to check your departure information before heading to the airport – particularly if flying with American Airlines, as their flights don’t always depart from the same terminal.
  • The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) features four different terminals, and is free of any architectural obstacles for disabled people. Smoking is prohibited in the airport, but there are a couple of designated smoking areas on both the departures and arrivals levels.
  • Passengers at MSY who have lost any items during or after their flight can head to the Lost And Found office, which is located on the Upper Level in the Concourse C Lobby, right by the Airport Police station. It is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you need to kill some time at the airport, MSY also offers free wi-fi across all terminals.
  • Mothers who are nursing should know there is a Mother’s Room after security in each concourse at MSY, where they will find comfortable seating and a changing table. It could be a good option if your baby is hungry after the long flight.
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Top airlines flying Philadelphia to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

5.7
Frontier
Overall score based on 39,910 reviews
6.4
Boarding
5.4
Comfort
6.8
Crew
4.6
Entertainment
4.7
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Fix the plane before it’s scheduled to take off"

Pros: "Complimentary something! Entertainment options would be nice."
Cons: "No complimentary anything! No entertainment:("

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Yes!"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Personnel"

Pros: "Was direct and easy. No issues with boarding or flight"
Cons: "Cramped"

Pros: "Estaba todo bien."
Cons: "Pero no me gusto q havia mucha turbulencia. Y mis photos queria esplotar."

Pros: "The cost of the flight"
Cons: "The 2.5+ hour delay"

Pros: "Boarding was easy and efficient Staff was friendly Space was clean"
Cons: "The plane had a few concerning sounds ."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Worst airline ever"

Pros: "Good"

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"

Cons: "No wifi"

Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "check-in, boarding, friendly staff & on-time performance"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats."

Cons: "Kid vomit"

Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Beverages and snacks not complimentary on flight??? Have never seen this."

Pros: "It was fast easy simple. I thought charging for hand luggage as crazy but they seemed flexible about what a purse is. Ate nothing, didn't watch anything. Stewardesses warm and friendly."

Pros: "Our flight was cancelled. We were given a 1-800 number to call to rebook. The guy was in India, slow computer, kept putting me on hold. 2 hours later, no rebooking, no resolution and I was postal. I missed the funeral of my relative, so did my kids. Horrible service, I will never fly Frontier again. What a nightmare. I kept asking for a manager or supervisor and was told there was no one."

Pros: "Flight to Philly delayed multiple times arrived at 3 am which was a major inconvenience for my friends. Flight back was cancelled and you are basically left to your own devices to get transportation on your own. Your refund is granted in 7 to 10 days but you need to front the cost for whatever last minute transportation you procure. Nightmare carrier if something goes wrong"

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: "Staff great , very nice new plane"
Cons: "Hard seats Small space"

Pros: "The price. The direct flight. On time."
Cons: "Not able to select seat in advance. Have to pay for everything like change seat, the Carry on luggage"

Pros: "I can appreciate the smaller seat size for its efficient use of space."
Cons: "Why do you try to trick people into paying for seat selection by making actual purchase choices very unclear? Why do I have to call in and have a lengthy conversation with a person just so that I can add my KTN to my profile? Why did it take an hour for a technician to arrive to solve a computer problem? Why is flight delay information so slow to be communicated?"

Pros: "We were at our destination 40 minutes early!"
Cons: "paying for any beverage other than water"

Pros: "Nice staff."
Cons: "Delay later than delay. Then another delay on tarmac."

Cons: "I didn't know Carry on bags had a fee until I got to the airport"

Pros: "No problems whatsoever."
Cons: "Traffic getting to the airport."

Cons: "Not enough staff in the boarding area to ask about luggage etc"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Got a cheap flight but little did I know that that would be offset by being nickeled and dimed for seats, bags, and drinks. On top of that th plane was five hours late from its start point and the only information the gate agents would give (with an attitude) was the plane was coming. I called customer service to see if they were offering any restitution for this, and I was told that's not up to him. I will never never never fly frontier ever again."

Cons: "The flight attendants said I was on the plane when I in fact was not and they gave my seat away to someone (had the person act like they were me) now I am stuck in Philly for 2 days"

Pros: "They give you free water on the plane. That's it..."
Cons: "First off, our flight was delayed 5 hours. I understand because of weather. No big deal. But when it is supposed to leave at 4:15 and You tell everyone 5:15, and then at 5:15 tell everyone it'll be here at 6:15, then at 6:15 it went to 7:15 and then again 8:15. During this entire time, I kept asking for updates and the staff at Frontier seemed angry so many people kept asking....that's your job. Because of the long wait many people didn't eat dinner, JetBlu decided to get coffee and donuts for all of their passengers (they said it over the loud speaker), Frontier didn't give us anything. When the plane landed at 8:15, the slowness of the workers couldn't have been any worse. Loading the bags slow, cleaning the plane slow. Plane gets here at 8:15 and we don't take off until 9:30. You'd think we would get some type of snack or drink for this horrible wait time right? Water is free on frontier, but nothing else. And they stuck with that. NOTHING FREE! Not even a soda or bag of chips! My friend is 6 foot 4 and I'm not sure how they get away with the nonexistent leg room. His knees were smashed against the chair in front of him the entire time. Funny for me, sucked for him (or anyone tall). He asked to change seats to 1 of the 2 open seats we had seen with more leg room (near the side emergency exit). They said no unless he wants to pay $50 right there. In the middle of the flight. I have no words for it. Customer service was horrible, food was nonexistent, drinks were nonexistent, leg room was nonexistent. And that sums up how I'll never be using frontier ever again. Pay $50 more for a better plane service seriously."

Cons: "Charged me $200 for name change that I did not nerd"

Pros: "I had a baggage that met the online specifications- 14X8 but they still charged me $60 because it was not a "personal bag" -- they kept referring to it as a carryon."

Cons: "Plane was an hour late . All if the extra fees made me decide to not travel on Frontier again"

Pros: "The cost was low, so it made the return part of my trip easier to pay for."
Cons: "I had not been prepared for how "no frills' your airline is, so I didn't know to expect rigid chairs with no adjustment, and that all items offered in flight were to be paid for. It wasn't a long flight, so I didn't miss not have a snack or drink, but I didn't know any of that in advance. My fault for not checking into it a little more, but it was a whirlwind trip to move my daughter and the travel was Spartan but necessary."

Pros: "I like the fact that we finally arrived ..that's the only thing positive I can think of"
Cons: "We were delayed three hours coming and going and no one had a clue wha was going on ..when we did board the crew was extremely short and acted irritated to be there"

Pros: "They share food no baby asked me, even to buy."

Cons: "That we had to buy drinks and snacks"

Pros: "The employees were all fantastic, very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Would like wifi."

Cons: "Not enough leg room. It really sucked!"

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"

Cons: "You have to pay extra for your seat - if you want to sit with your party and not be scattered all over the plane. You have to pay for your carry on and you have to of course pay for your checked bag. So everything you saved on the cost of the flight is eaten up with the extras."

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: "Late flight, disorganized at gate"

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "And it was cheap"

Pros: "Uncomfortable seat"
Cons: "Turbulence"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Yes"

Pros: "No"
Cons: "Yes"

Pros: "price"
Cons: "comfort"

Cons: "I had items stolen from my checked luggage...valued over $200"

Pros: "Nancy"

Pros: "EVERYthing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No leg space, boarding process was long."

Cons: "2.5 hrs late no apology"

Cons: "No Wifi, no seat reclining, late departure and delays"

Cons: "really, spirit is the qorst"

Pros: "Everything was fantastic. Did get any food or drink tho. Staff was phenomenal!"

Cons: "I did not. Like anything."

Pros: "Plane landed safely in destination"
Cons: "Baggage and cancellation, seat assigned, delayed departure"

Cons: "Too long!"

Pros: "Price"

Cons: "Delayed"

Cons: "Gate changed with no announcement. Also plane over 1/2 hour late with no announcement from staff."

Pros: "I did not like your sign up on line. I tried 3 times to adorn my registration and was unable. My wife tried twice and was unsuccessful. It is MOT user friendly."

Pros: "Product, price and service"
Cons: "Limitations on weight of luggage"

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "ATL"
Cons: "Everything was good"

Cons: "Food was not provided, if some snacks add it will be good"

Pros: "It was comfortable and peaceful."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The airplane"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything about it"

Pros: "Everything."

Pros: "Cheap and quick"
Cons: "Impersonal"

Cons: "No internet option to my knowledge."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"

Pros: "I got to Minnesota for cheap"
Cons: "Nothing was unexpected"

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "Luggage cost put complete ticket price higher than competitors in which first luggage is free. Also competitor includes complimentary snack and/or beverage"

Pros: "good folks wo4rk there, kind and helpful"
Cons: "cost too high for no comfort/frills"

Cons: "Loud noise before take off"

Pros: "Smooth ride, friendly staff, no problems"

Pros: "Low fares. Great service."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Timely landing"
Cons: "Late take off but made up in the air."

Pros: "IT WAS FAST TO GET SEATED"
Cons: "There was no leg space at all"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Tiny tray tables"

Pros: "Promptness"
Cons: "Waiting for my bags"

Cons: "don't know never got on the plan it was cancule"

Pros: "Refreshingly simple and new Airbusses that are roomy."

Cons: "2 hrs delay and poor food selection"

Pros: "I thought it was fantastic all around. Traveling was easy."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything, the staff was rude and unpleasing."

Cons: "Typical Spirit delays. This was a newer plane which was nice but not cleaned..floors dirty and trash in pockets"

Cons: "Late boarding."

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