The flight time from New Orleans to Houston is 1 hour, 15 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MSY New Orleans, LA 5 minutes early.
11 minutes taxiing out
55 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives IAH Houston, TX 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
85%
Spirit
85%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from New Orleans to Houston is 1 hour, 15 minutes. The time spent in the air is 55 minutes.

The flight distance from New Orleans to Houston is 305 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Houston to New Orleans
1 hour, 5 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
1h 14m
Spirit
1h 17m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

38

Distance

305 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
34
Spirit
4

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is New Orleans from Houston by plane?

The distance from New Orleans to Houston by plane is 305 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from New Orleans to Houston?

The flight time from New Orleans to Houston is 1 hour, 15 minutes. The time spent in the air is 55 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with JetBlue being the fastest taking 1 hour, 11 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 1 hour, 17 minutes.

What airlines fly from New Orleans to Houston?

Spirit, United, and JetBlue are the airlines with direct flights from New Orleans to Houston.

Does Southwest fly from New Orleans to Houston?

Southwest does not fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Houston (IAH). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves New Orleans 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 11 minutes
In the Air 55 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Houston 10 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from New Orleans to Houston, Spirit is 85% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 85% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 85% 15% 0%
United 85% 7% 8%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New Orleans and Houston, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
United 11 55 6 74
Spirit 11 55 9 77

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
6am 0.01
10am 0
11am 0.21
5pm 0.7
3pm 0.35
5am 0.39
1pm 0.07
7pm 0.12
7am 0.89
8am 0.27
2pm 0.38
9pm 0.01
9am 0.55
12pm 0.54
6pm 0.23
4pm 0.32

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New Orleans to Houston that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 281
February 257
March 280
April 104
May 67
June 60
July 119
August 102
September 94
October 102
November 262
December 267

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New Orleans to Houston that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 5.54
Tuesday 5.48
Wednesday 5.29
Thursday 5.54
Friday 5.54
Saturday 5.33
Sunday 5.65

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
United 1
Spirit 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
6am 13 49 4 66
10am 11 55 8 74
11am 11 57 6 73
5pm 12 55 7 78
3pm 12 58 6 78
5am 11 53 5 70
1pm 11 55 6 74
7pm 11 55 6 74
7am 11 53 5 71
8am 11 55 10 77
2pm 10 56 6 74
9pm 10 54 6 71
9am 12 56 7 77
12pm 11 56 6 74
6pm 11 57 10 82
4pm 12 56 6 76
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.