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San Diego (SAN)
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 23% drop in price.

High season

FebruaryMost popular time to fly with an average 14% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$265(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$177or less

Good deal one-way

$127or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $127 or less one-way and $177 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from San Diego to New Orleans was found 50 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 January, February and March. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 3% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 3 airlines serving San Diego to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

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United Airlines
Overall score based on 68,002 reviews
Airline reviews

Cons: "Boarding process slow and confusing. No intervention by staff No snacks served. Waiting on bags for last 45 min"

Pros: "United does it better than low-cost carriers"
Cons: "Not worth the additional cost over low-cost carriers"

Pros: "Ok."
Cons: "Less time with seatbelt sign on."

Pros: "Wonderful timely departure and landing"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Boarding was smooth and took an average amount of time. We arrived exactly on time. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Plane was clean.. overall very pleasant !"

Pros: "Check-in process was smooth"

Cons: "Naplaćene su mi torbe u San Diego po 58$ iako je to bilo uračunato u cenu pri kupovini karata !!! Za torbu od22kg(48),i torbu od15kg 116$! Nije korektno!!!! Brukaaa!!!Sramota!!Nikad više sa tom compani!! Never again!!!! Never!!!!"

Pros: "???"
Cons: "The counter person was inexperienced."

Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Everything was perfect."

Pros: "I was able to change my seat since mine was all the way in the back. very happy about that."

Pros: "Nonstop"

Pros: "What wasn't there to like it was truly amazing. I had a great time."

Pros: "Easy on ! Organized"

Cons: "Didn't happen"

Pros: "Very nice employees. The trip was good. Unfortunately, the plane was delayed for a fueling off load for 45 minutes but it all worked out just fine."
Cons: "NONE"

Pros: "Very late - no communication from gate agents."

Cons: "Made me take off sweater out of my bag cause my bag was 0.5 lbs over weight."

Pros: "Your reminders!"

Pros: "It got me where I needed to go."
Cons: "It was cold, seat was uncomfortable and vent wouldn't close."

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "the rest"

Pros: "Got in early, but unfortunately no gate to unload passengers for almost 20 mins"
Cons: "Stewardess told me I had to use overhead bin for my personal item. Personal item met requirements with ease. Did not listen to this woman's command."

Pros: "Pilot communicated everything"
Cons: "Late takeoff"

Pros: "Staff"

Cons: "Very uncomfortable seating!"

Pros: "Everything was quick and convenient! No hassles! Smooth sailing"

Pros: "Every thing the best company ever"
Cons: "Just make the price $10 more dollars per ticket and give free wifi. Thanks"

Pros: "Despite delays, united employees went out of their way to make sure I made my connection and got to my destination on time."
Cons: "Many delays in and out if lax due to construction. All four of my flights were delayed. The initial and the connection, both coming and going"

Pros: "The United Club Lounge is the best."

Pros: "Need to offer a better snack Bathroom was messy and smelly Overall I do like United"

Cons: "The wi fi should be free of charge"

Cons: "No usb hookup. No food"

Pros: "Nice and easy"
Cons: "N a"

Pros: "The service was great."

Pros: "On time and direct"

Cons: "Same comment as above"

Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The video and sound on the planes needs some updating or some technical work."

Cons: "Waited too long to land"

Pros: "They were friendly no matter where you were seated. Always had smiles"
Cons: "All was good. No dislikes"

Pros: "I was content"
Cons: "The people sitting next to me"

Pros: "Same as above,"
Cons: "Same as above, but no snack was offered, and there was only expansive food for purchase"

Pros: "Free snacks and we arrived 30 mind early"

Pros: "I like the complementary soda. The boarding groups system is smart."
Cons: "I don't care for the wifi options. Loud children."

Pros: "On time!"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Soda"
Cons: "The fact that they lost my luggage for the second time."

Pros: "Comfortable chairs"
Cons: "There are no TV's and there are no snacks"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything was awfuli it was a terrible experience.Nobody could tell me what was going on. I was to arrive in Seattle at around 6.15 pm "but " I did not arrive till 10.30 pm. I got home at 1.45 am wed morning"

Cons: "There is delay in both airport for security check ! No more people to do it ! 1 hour waiting in line was very dissappointed"

Cons: "No crying babies"

Cons: "Bags got lost"

Pros: "Got what I paid for"

Pros: "Nothing exceptional or horrible"
Cons: "Really delayed, supposed to leave at 8, didn't leave until after 11"

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

Cons: "Frontier is an airlines that doesn't care about its customer. Period!"

Pros: "Straightforward fares if you are literate and do your homework. Also love that short notice fares remain inexpensive. I will definitely fly them again"
Cons: "The gate service at Austin and New Orleans was bad due to airport operations, not Frontier."

Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Spaceous"
Cons: "A lot of turbulence...snacks were over priced but that's to be expected"

Cons: "The change of flights. Had to stay in airport overnight!"

Cons: "Reasonable fare"

Cons: "Kept us on board with little to no communication for an hour and a half after landing"

Pros: "Arriving early"
Cons: "Having to pay for basics"

Pros: "I had a medical emergency onboard and the captain took steps to make sure that medical attention was there when we landed. He also said hello. I really appreciated that!"

Pros: "Nothing!!!"
Cons: "Long layover. Lies about why there was a layover. Disrespectful people at the counter. If I could give neg stars I would. Lol"

Cons: "Boarded late again with no communication from any frontier reps"

Cons: "On runway for 20+ minutes"

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: "Super cheap."
Cons: "It was hot and very cramped and the chairs didn't recline."


Pros: "A good first experience"

Pros: "It sucked."

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "These were not good flights."
Cons: "They delayed our flights 3x then cancelled them. Then they couldn't rebook us for 4 days put. They made no offer to reroute, or work with another airline or offer hotel vouchers. HORRIBLE TREATMENT."

Pros: "landed in wrong airport without notice and were not given any other information how to get to original destination so we had to pay a shuttle to drive us 2 hours to it."

Pros: "I like the crews on Frontier"
Cons: "I hate all the cost. 30 bucks for a carry one, 40 bucks to reserve seating, etc."

Pros: "Safety instructions worth the funny copy was great."

Cons: "Waiting on the tarmac for a gate"

Cons: "took 5 flights on a XC trip in two weeks. 4 of the 5 flights were late/delayed."

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."

Cons: "Lack of entertainment options"

Cons: "Kayak should not include pricing from this airline in its comparisons with other carriers. With all the required added fees, it's very misleading"

Pros: "The check in guy ,I think his name is Lee (?) Great guy.Give him a raise"

Pros: "Didn't like having to pay for checked luggage."

Pros: "People are accomodating and approachable."
Cons: "too much turbulence."

Cons: "the pilot almost crashed the plane"

Cons: "Had no idea I was had to pay 40.00 extra for a carry on."

Cons: "LATE LATE LATE. Always late!!"

Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "Frontier is all around archaic in a modern world."

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "The Denver people who helped"
Cons: "My brand new suitcase was broken after paying for it to be checked. My clothes and bath bag was on the pick up alone. When it was in my bag. Had to ask for tape to keep it somewhat closed to the rode and hotel. Still no email from frontier !"

Cons: "Did not have any food or drink"

Cons: "No help from ANYONE from this airline!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What's wrong with you people??????????????????"

Pros: "Great fare.awesome staff.had to wait to load bags.but will fly again"

Pros: "We never made it to New Orleans because there was an unbelievable number of people trying to check in and the usual number of people checking in to the point that the check in line was over 2 hours long. This is completely unacceptable that Frontier wouldn't be staffed enough to meet the needs of the people who are paying for flights."
Cons: "We never made it to New Orleans because there was an unbelievable number of people trying to check in and the usual number of people checking in to the point that the check in line was over 2 hours long. This is completely unacceptable that Frontier wouldn't be staffed enough to meet the needs of the people who are paying for flights."

Pros: "The handle on my suitcase was broken sometime between check-in in San Diego and arrival in Madison. Agent didn't know how to file a claim. Later supervisor took over as nd told me that "handles and zippers are not covered for damage." She held up a paper and told me it was in the fine print. The least they could have done was at least refund the $40.00 baggage fee. Bad news poor training . Easy fix but they missed it Joel A."

Pros: "I knew of the baggage policies so check in was easy and smooth. Other people seemed to have trouble with it so maybe baggage policies should be more advertised. Overall, great and comfortable experience for me."

Cons: "They didn't have paperwork done and we were sitting on the runway for over an hour waiting."

Pros: "No comfortable setting"

Cons: "I did not. Like anything."

Pros: "Easy boarding process"
Cons: "No leg room"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "I won free miles!"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "The descent was rocky. The fees are tough to swallow"

Cons: "Very dirty!! Used coffee creamers in seat pocket, crumbs all over seat... disappointed."

Pros: "Timeliness"

Cons: "Everything costs."

Pros: "The overall flying experience with Spirit was awesome from departure to my arrival back home!"

Pros: "CheAp"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "No comment"
Cons: "No comment"

Cons: "Baggage charge"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Horrible. They charged me twice. Never again."

Pros: "That there were no delays"

Pros: "TSA did not accept Spirit's boarding pass on the smart phone. I had to go back to a ticketing terminal to print a boarding pass, get back in the long line, and clear security."
Cons: "Support electronic boarding pass like all other airlines."

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "excellent staff. Boarding was good."
Cons: "delay each way. 2 hr delay on departure deom Vegas and a 1 hr delay from San Diego."

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. I hate spirit. Never again."

Cons: "Very uncomfortable ride. We a t-shirt hard ,zero leg room"

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

Pros: "smooth"
Cons: "death do not recline"

Cons: "Too loud"

Pros: "Great value overall, and great service."

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

Pros: "Liked the rate and the fact that we got to New Orleans a few minutes early."
Cons: "I did not like the lift off. It probably was not the pilots fault but it felt like they were fighting over the controls. Plane went left to right then left to right again on the take off. This was very scary for quit a few passengers."

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

Pros: "It was comfortable and peaceful."

Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Expensive bag check fees of $52 across the board, even though signs listed a variable scale based on weight that would have been cheaper. Apparently that's only available if you check in early and weigh your bags yourself or something, IDK..."

Pros: "The cheapness of the tickets was very cheap"
Cons: "Not über comfortable, but worth the price!"

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"

Cons: "I was charged $82 for checkin luggage. If I knew that I would have flown United, American or Southwest. Had a middle seat, no entertainment and one beverage service."

Cons: "Loud noise before take off"

Cons: "Luggage fee scams. Paying each way for baggage."

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

Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient"
Cons: "To many delays"

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

Cons: "So late!"

Pros: "We arrived alive"
Cons: "Almost everything"

Pros: "Boarding was well-organized, nothing complicated."
Cons: "The kiosks weren't working for Spirit at DFW, so I wasn't able to print my boarding pass on my own; they had a line backed up quite a bit. However, their agents worked really quick to get everyone taken care of. It's a good idea to get there early!"

Pros: "Accommodations"
Cons: "Rush between flights, delay in getting my bags, one bag missing."

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

Cons: "2 hrs delay and poor food selection"

Cons: "Late and delayed constantly"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Had to cancel it."

Pros: "The plane is pretty."
Cons: "Plane left 40 min late. Will not fly spirit again."

Cons: "Hidden and unexpected fees"

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