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New Orleans travel tips

1) Check out a local Muffuletta in New Orleans

Head to the Central Grocery and Deli in New Orleans to find out what a mouth-melting Muffuletta is. It is the local meat, cheese, and olive mix. More than 100 years ago, the first owner of this old-fashioned grocery store invented this mix for sandwiches. Locals still adore it.

2) Do not keep containers open when you ride in a car in New Orleans

New Orleans has an open container law; open containers of alcohol are illegal in vehicles, even if you are a passenger. Although locals claim this law is not so strict, it is better not to take risks.

3) Women will appreciate classy clothes at Yvonne La Fleur in New Orleans

Head to the Yvonne La Fleur store at 8131 Hampson Street in New Orleans if you want to buy some “lady” things for affordable prices. They have a wonderful combination of femininity and comfort. A stocking stuffer for under $10, anyone?

Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to New Orleans. Book your trip to arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, New Orleans, LA-Charles Poydras, or New Orleans-Canal Charles Greyhound station. The distance between Chicago and New Orleans is 1350 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and VivaAerobus. Chicago and New Orleans have 231 direct flights per week.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
VivaAerobusVIVVBYesOpens 72 days before flight
Closes 4 hours before flight

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to New Orleans?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Chicago and New Orleans takes around 2.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Chicago and New Orleans?
The flight distance between Chicago and New Orleans is 1350 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Chicago and New Orleans?
Several carriers operate flights between Chicago and New Orleans. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Las Vegas, Guadalajara, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Tampa, Miami, London, Rome, Los Angeles, Madrid, Fort Myers, Athens, San Francisco, New York, Austin, Atlanta.
What are the most popular routes to and from New Orleans?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as New Orleans and Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Raleigh, New York, Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Austin, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Boston, Portland.
Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by General Mitchell International, Gerald R. Ford International, Dane County Regional, Central Illinois Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Quad City International, Fort Wayne International, South Bend International, Decatur, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International.
What airports are near New Orleans?
The main airport in New Orleans is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International. It is also served by Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, Lafayette Regional, Gulfport–Biloxi International, Mobile Regional, Baton Rouge Metropolitan, Mobile Downtown Airport, Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional.
What buses and trains depart from Chicago?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Chicago, including Amtrak train, Greyhound.
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