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You can fly the 300 miles from Houston to New Orleans in under an hour and find yourself in a different world. Houston is the biggest city in Texas, famous for big oil, big hair, and big trips to the moon. New Orleans is the small, beleaguered gem of the Mississippi, known for its Creole heritage, its jazz sound, and its indomitable spirit.
United has the most non-stop flights between the cities, flying from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental (IHA) to New Orleans’ Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY) 78 times each week. Spirit Airlines offers eight weekly direct flights on the same route. If you’d like to fly from Houston’s Hobby Airport(HOU) to MSY, Southwest has 60 direct flights weekly.
Making your way to Houston’s Airports
The biggest and busiest airport in Houston is George Bush Intercontinental (IHA). Houston traffic can be intense, but an hour’s drive from downtown should get you there. Going by public transportation will mean catching the METRO public bus, route 102. Tickets cost $1.25. IHA is a Texas-sized airport, with five big terminals, all connected behind security. Terminals B through E are served by the TerminaLink train, and A, B, and C are connected by a bus service. WiFi is free and available in all terminals. You’ll also find relief areas for pets in each terminal.
In contrast to the sprawl of IHA, the single-terminal William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is compact. Many travelers praise HOU for being efficient and convenient, particularly for a short trip like this one. The airport is a 20 minute drive from downtown. Your public transportation option is METRO bus route 88, again, fare is $1.25. There are two pet relief areas available. WiFi is free throughout the airport.
Arriving in New Orleans
“The Big Easy” hasn’t had it so easy for the past decade, but New Orleans is undefeated, and signs of how it is overcoming the devastation of Katrina are still evident everywhere you look. Above all, New Orleans has retained its talent for celebration and revelry, and not just on Mardi Gras.
The legendary melting pot of cultures that has influenced its music, cuisine, and culture for generations continues to enrich New Orleans today. The historical elegance of the Garden Quarter on a sultry afternoon, the tacky glory of a Bourbon Street bar crawl veering into the wee small hours, and the hot flavors and hotter sounds of a jazz brunch on a Sunday morning are all quintessential New Orleans experiences.
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