|Most popular in||June||High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||September||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 599||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 394||From Toronto to New Orleans|
418 - 697 CAD
19 - 33 °C
83 - 198 mm
Why book flights to Louisiana? Three words: crawfish, Cajun and po’boys. Known for its amazing food, mystifying music and all-around engaging personality, this charismatic state draws travellers to book Louisiana flights each year.
In August 2005, thousands of travellers booked flights to Louisiana to help rebuild the state after Hurricane Katrina’s devastating effects, and provided homes for those who lost everything in the hurricane. The Louisiana spirit prevailed and today, the state and its famous town New Orleans continue to thrive thanks to visitors on Louisiana flights.
Visitors booking flights to Louisiana head south for the fantastic food, outstanding music, and Louisiana hospitality, but there’s more to Louisiana than the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. Nature lovers can find cheap flights to Louisiana during the eight-month hunting season. Rent a bike and tour plantation country, or find a fishing spot at one of Louisiana’s 150 lakes, bayous, streams, or wetlands.
Whether the flight to Louisiana lands you in the heart of New Orleans or hiking in the outskirts of the Gulf Coast, any trip to the Bayou State is an awesome experience.
Southern Louisiana is hot and humid year-round, and rain falls throughout the year. New Orleans has a subtropical climate with temperatures hovering around 0 (C) in winter and the 30s in the summer.Further north in Shreveport, winters are colder with about five weeks of freezing or below-freezing temperatures, and ice and sleet storms are a possibility. Summer temperatures are over 35 degrees Celsius for about a month with very high humidity, sometimes exceeding 90 per cent.The hurricane season is June through November. The northwestern corner of the state is in tornado alley, and the peak tornado season is April.
The Gulf Coast is busiest April to September, but remains warm and inviting year-round.
In winter, Christmas, New Year, Carnival, and Mardi Gras keep New Orleans jam-packed. Carnival begins January 6 and continues until midnight of Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is the final blowout on Fat Tuesday. Travellers looking for flights to Louisiana during Mardi Gras need to plan ahead and book Louisiana flights and hotel accommodations in advance. Prices are likely to increase during the peak travel season.
Natchitoches is busiest in December for its City of Light Festival.
If you like heat and humidity, it’s likely you’ll find cheap flights to Louisiana during the summer months. Along the Gulf Coast, fishing is popular during the off season, and the fall is a good time to visit Louisiana.
Regional airports serve the state, there is train service via New Orleans and Lafayette, and buses connect the larger and smaller towns. Two major highways cross the state and another runs north-south. Driving is a great way to see the state, especially regions like Cajun country and northern Louisiana.
For city destinations, walking is usually the best way to see the sights. New Orleans’ attractions, accommodations, and events are within walking distance of each other. Of course, at least one mule-drawn carriage ride would be fun. There is also a public transportation system with the RTA buses, streetcars and trolleys, and the riverboats. In fact, once you have arrived in New Orleans, not only do you not need a car, parking can be expensive and hard to come by.
Baton Rouge has local bus service. The best way to explore Natchitoches, setting for the film Steel Magnolias, is on foot, but getting around Lafayette requires either a car or taxis. Shreveport has taxis, buses, and shuttles.
(prices quoted are from London)