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Travel time from New Orleans to Richland (Washington)


New Orleans to Richland (Washington) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from New Orleans to Richland (Washington)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Richland (Washington), you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Thursday, 7:01 am:  start in New Orleans
drive for about 34 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 8:30 am at the latest

7:35 am:  Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:00 am

8:05 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

9:05 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

9:35 am:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

9:50 am:  board Southwest Airlines Co. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:00 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 9 minutes

10:09 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 9 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:18 am:  wheels up! take-off from MSY
fly for about 2.5 hours in the air

11:50 am (local time):  Denver International (DEN)
Denver, CO is 1 hour behind New Orleans, LA
so the time in New Orleans is actually 12:50 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

11:57 am (local time):  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

2:55 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 2 hours, 58 minutes

3:10 pm (local time):  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:20 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 4 minutes

3:24 pm (local time):  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:43 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from DEN
fly for about 2 hours in the air

4:58 pm (local time):  Tri Cities (PSC)
Richland (Washington) is 1 hour behind Denver, CO
and 2 hours behind New Orleans
so the time in New Orleans is actually 6:58 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

5:04 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at PSC
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 24 minutes to your destination

5:28 pm (local time):  arrive in Richland (Washington)

Total travel time: 12 hours

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Flying non-stop from New Orleans to Richland (Washington)

How far is Richland (Washington) from New Orleans? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 1,932 miles or 3109 km

Flight time: 4 hours, 22 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 12 hours, 27 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 3.1x faster, and saves you about 8.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Richland (Washington) Airports
  1. Tri-Cities Airport
  2. Walla Walla Regional Airport
  3. Eastern Oregon Regional Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Richland (Washington)

Looking at flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from MSY to DEN, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from DEN to PSC, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.



Alternate flights from New Orleans to Richland (Washington)

The most common route is MSY to DEN, then connecting to PSC, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. MSY to DEN to PSC
    Louis Armstrong New Orleans International to Denver International to Tri Cities
  2. MSY to SEA to PSC
    Louis Armstrong New Orleans International to Seattle/Tacoma International to Tri Cities
  3. MSY to SLC to PSC
    Louis Armstrong New Orleans International to Salt Lake City International to Tri Cities
  4. MSY to MSP to PSC
    Louis Armstrong New Orleans International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Tri Cities
  5. MSY to SFO to PSC
    Louis Armstrong New Orleans International to San Francisco International to Tri Cities


Airlines that fly to Richland (Washington)

We picked Southwest Airlines Co. for your main flight, and SkyWest Airlines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  2. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  3. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)
  4. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)


Plan a trip to Richland (Washington)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Richland, Washington. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Richland (Washington). Click the button below to explore Richland (Washington) in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Richland (Washington) to New Orleans, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a New Orleans to Richland (Washington) road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from New Orleans to Richland (Washington)?

If you happen to know New Orleans, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about New Orleans!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 1,932 miles
flight time of 4 hours, 22 minutes
Richland (Washington) is 2 hours behind New Orleans
203 New Orleans travel answers
1 Richland (Washington) travel answer










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