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Travel time from Omaha to New Orleans



Omaha to New Orleans airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Omaha to New Orleans? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach New Orleans, 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, 11:07 am:  start in Omaha
drive for about 12 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 12:14 pm at the latest

11:19 am:  Eppley Airfield (OMA)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 12:44 pm

11:49 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

12:49 pm:  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

1:19 pm:  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

1:34 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:44 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 7 minutes

1:51 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 11 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:02 pm:  wheels up! take-off from OMA
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

4:46 pm (local time):  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is 1 hour ahead of Omaha, NE
so the time in Omaha is actually 3:46 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

4:53 pm (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

5:35 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 42 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

5:50 pm (local time):  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

6:00 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 26 minutes

6:26 pm (local time):  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:42 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from STL
fly for about 1 hour in the air

6:48 pm (local time):  Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY)
New Orleans is 1 hour behind Atlanta, GA
and the same time as Omaha
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

6:54 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at MSY
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 34 minutes to your destination

7:28 pm (local time):  arrive in New Orleans

Total travel time: 8 hours




Flying non-stop from Omaha to New Orleans

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

Flight distance: 846 miles or 1361 km

Flight time: 2 hours, 11 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 8 hours, 21 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 4.2x faster, and saves you about 6.5 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.



Best day of the week to fly to New Orleans

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from OMA to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to MSY, 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 Omaha to New Orleans

The most common route is OMA to ATL, then connecting to MSY, 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. OMA to ATL to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  2. OMA to DEN to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Denver International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  3. OMA to IAH to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  4. OMA to DFW to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  5. OMA to HOU to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to William P Hobby to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  6. OMA to DAL to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Dallas Love Field to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  7. OMA to ORD to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Chicago O'Hare International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  8. OMA to LAX to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Los Angeles International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  9. OMA to MDW to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Chicago Midway International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  10. OMA to PHX to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  11. OMA to MSP to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  12. OMA to LAS to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to McCarran International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  13. OMA to DTW to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  14. OMA to STL to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Lambert-St. Louis International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  15. OMA to MCO to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Orlando International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  16. OMA to EWR to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Newark Liberty International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  17. OMA to DCA to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Ronald Reagan Washington National to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  18. OMA to LGA to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to LaGuardia to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  19. OMA to SLC to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Salt Lake City International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  20. OMA to SEA to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to Seattle/Tacoma International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  21. OMA to SFO to MSY
    Eppley Airfield to San Francisco International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  22. OFF to YYZ to MSY
    Offutt AFB to Lester B. Pearson International to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International




Airlines that fly to New Orleans

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines 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. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  4. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  5. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)




Plan a trip to New Orleans

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in New Orleans. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Hotel Monteleone. A great place to eat might be Café du Monde. Trippy members can suggest things to do in New Orleans like Frenchmen Street. Check out some of the questions people have asked about New Orleans like Breakfast in New Orleans? Click the button below to explore New Orleans 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 New Orleans to Omaha, 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 Omaha to New Orleans road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Omaha to New Orleans?

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 846 miles
flight time of 2 hours, 11 minutes
16 Omaha travel answers
190 New Orleans travel answers

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New Orleans Airports
  1. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport



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