Cheap flights from New Orleans to Chicago

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Travelers usually depart from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, or New Orleans, LA-Charles Poydras when they travel from New Orleans to Chicago. Book your trip to arrive at O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station. The distance between New Orleans and Chicago is 1350 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines. New Orleans and Chicago have 288 direct flights per week.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from New Orleans to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between New Orleans and Chicago takes around 2.6 hours.
What is the flight distance between New Orleans and Chicago?
The flight distance between New Orleans and Chicago is 1350 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between New Orleans and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between New Orleans and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from New Orleans?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as New Orleans and Denver, Philadelphia, Orlando, San Francisco, Raleigh, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Austin, New York, London, Paris, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Portland.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tampa, Miami, Salt Lake City, New York, Atlanta, London, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Paris, Austin, Washington, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers.
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, Gulfport–Biloxi International, Mobile Regional, Lafayette Regional, Baton Rouge Metropolitan, Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by Gerald R. Ford International, General Mitchell International, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Dane County Regional, Fort Wayne International, Central Illinois Regional, South Bend International, Quad City International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, Decatur.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between New Orleans and Chicago?
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What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
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