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This is a wonderful airport to fly into! I’ve now been in all three areas and they all work perfect. Clean, organized, awesome plentiful bathrooms and good food!! I recommend Emeril’s Table. Worth every penny!
This is definitely on my top 10 airports to fly in and out of. Nashville TN is still #1…… 😎
Kindness is the first thing that comes to mind upon arriving in New Orleans.
The smiles! Such friendly people! Love it here already.
The airport has great amenities. Very clean. Easy to get around.
Love all of the food options and gourmet shopping. They love their state!
Ms. Patricia Heron
I don’t usually review airports but this airport is very clean and well maintained. It has a Chilis 🌶️ , Chiq-fil-a, and plenty of New Orleans style food options, after you go through check-in. I was disappointed in the TSA staff member who told me I would have to go back through the line to drink an unopened health supplement drink I picked up at a local market. Needless to say put it in your checked bag 🧳.
Court G (LAEngineer)
The new MSY terminal is definitely an upgrade compared to the old terminal. Logistically, parking and rental shuttles as well as rideshare services all use one curb which alleviates some of the traffic for passenger pick-up. Navigating through the airport could be challenging if you’re new to the terminal and you use the shuttle service upon arrival. All shuttle services drop the passengers on the lower level which is the same level and baggage claim. A passenger should enter the main doors and proceed to floor 3 for check-in with the individual airlines. The airlines are along the wall, and most have Customer Service agents ready to assist upon arrival. After checking in, passengers should then proceed to floor 2 where there is a central TSA checkpoint for all gates and airlines. Good news, the new terminal now offers Clear along with TSA Pre-Check which is great for frequent travelers. My usual wait time is no more than 10 minutes when traveling through. However, the general line could have longer wait times at peak hours during the day. The new restaurant options are amazing, and I am certain there is an option for fulfill your hunger needs. As far as seating, the new terminal has plenty of seating areas throughout for passenger. You can also find charging ports throughout on some of the seats. The free wifi works fairly well, so if you need to do some work, there should not be any issues. My only negative comment is the Club MSY lounge is usually full, and the wait time could run into your flight time which means you will have to sit in the terminal. The views are amazing, but if you’re looking to get away from the noise, and try some of the amazing food the lounge offers, then I suggest you arrive at the three hour window ahead of your flight to ensure you can have at least an hour in the lounge. Other than that, the staff is friendly throughout the terminal, and I haven’t had any issues with the restaurants throughout. I have tried several, and the food was good at each one. Overall, you can expect a new experience in the new terminal. Even at the peak, I was still able to find seating in the terminal. When I don’t have enough time to sit and eat, I usually order takeout. The food is usually ready within 10-15 minutes. I would recommend traveling through MSY to access destinations worldwide.
Pretty cool airport, it looks like they refurbished it and created a whole new terminal but it looks great and upgraded, even the bathrooms which look out on the apron! Pretty cool and looks advanced, the only issue is the car rental place is a shuttle away so that can take a while to get there.
Really nice airport. It reminded me of the newer sections of O’hare or Midway (I can’t recall) with the restaurants in the center. It was well laid out, I didn’t have to walk super far to get out. It wasn’t super noisy either. Cute jazz band in the lobby of retired military men.
Fantastic airport, first time flying and I'm glad I went out of here! We were quick to get through security and the selection of restaurants and places to get a snack are amazing. Very spacious as well, and bright to boot! I took a southwest flight out of here and it was very bumpy, so fun! It was like a roller coaster ride.
Good food choices. Give urself time because it was pretty busy. Had a layover here n found a good spot; terminal not in use to nap. There was also a good family restroom that worked good to freshen up for the day.
Around the World
Airport is spacious and well organized. We had a flight departing at 10:50am, we arrived at the airport at 9:30am and got to our gate at 9:45am. The security line went by really fast, there were about 10 lines open. I also saw a line for TSA and clear check that had very few people in them. Right when we went thru security, there were signs for gate B and C to the left and gate A to the right. We were gate A1 so ours gate was just a few minutes walking time from security checkpoint, I believe it's gate A1-A6, so even if you're gate A6, it'll probably take you around 5mins to get to your gate if you're in a hurry . There're a lot of food vendors and stores open. There were also a lot of empty seatings with charging stations on them. Bathrooms were clean, I liked how there're family bathrooms and mother rooms here. For arrival, the baggage claim is on the same floor so it took us about 5mins to get to Baggage claim, pickup for arrival is just right in front of baggage claim. I really like the layout and ease of getting from one point to another here. Well designed airport!
Excellent new airport! Much better than the ancient previous terminals. There are some decent dining & drinking options. Be aware all concessions close at 9:40pm (or did while I was here)
Well organized and run airport. Lots of options for food in different terminals.
Delta airlines check-in counter seems to open around 3:45am. Make note of that if you have a 5:30am flight and the airport prompts you to check your bags 2 hours prior to the flight.
Most of the TSA employees were very friendly and helpful.
Gift shops have lots of cute NOLA items.
Also, if you have a very early flight, note that a lot of the food options will likely be closed at the time of entering your terminal area. It looks like a handful of them start opening up between 4am and 5am.
I have used this airport a few times for work related travel. Not a bad airport, decent flight selections from various airlines. Facilities are usually pretty clean and kept up, decent selection of stores and places to eat if you have layovers or extra time before or after flights. Most stores and places to eat are a but pricey and at busier times the security lines can get pretty backed up so plan accordingly.
In A Nutshell:
-Wow, Louis Armsrong Airport is probably the nicest or atleast one of the nicest airports in the USA.
-I love the very, very high ceilings & open spaces.
-The TSA checkpoint is centralized & efficient.
-The shops & restaurants like Cafe Du Monde are also nice.
-The Club Lounge was closed when I checked it out wished it had better hours, I also wish there were atleast a restaurant or two to dine at with the $28 credit.
Overall, this is a very luxurious airport for American standards.
An excellent airport for the size of the city! Recent design with modem and clean looks. Excellent WiFi and charging station options. Provides a good variety of restaurants and bars for the size of the airport as well!
Great airport. We usually fly here during Christmas because of convenient nonstop flights from our home city. It’s nice. Nice Clear and TSA staff, clean, and friendly people at ticketing (not the best people in my opinion) . Small United Lounge food but it’s alright (located near Gate C5) . But the food there was tasty though.The lady there that checked us in for us to enter the lounge was super nice. People at the gate was nice as well. So, to sum it up, great airport. 3rd favorite airport out of all the rest I been to, not the best though. Anyways, great airport. Other than the elevators that they have there haha :P .
Airports can be a tricky review. One trip every thing can be awesome and another trip it can be a nightmare with some rating in between the two.
MSY has been pretty consistent in being a very good experience. Everyone that I have encountered has been kind and courteous including the businesses on sight.
Having a band play in the lobby is a nice touch! Bathrooms are kept clean. All areas appear to be clean and organized.
The updates they made to the airport are phenomenal (except for the entry roads leading up to the airport, but that’s for a different review lol). It’s SO nice and feels “luxury” as far as airports go. The design and architecture are both so modern and a lot of efficiencies were made in the way people enter, check bags, go through security, and board their planes. I travel a decent amount and would say it’s now in my top 3 favorite airports.
Love the wide, open areas of this airport's newer terminals. Thank you Cesar Pelli, may you rest-in-peace.
The restaurant spaces looked very comfy and inviting. They make me want to arrive much earlier next time to try a couple.
Oh and the bathrooms were the best airport bathrooms I've been to--and cleanest.
I hope they move the rental car center to the new section because now you have to take a 15-minute bus ride. There were busses lined up and waiting, so catching a bus was quick.