If you're looking to leave Minneapolis over the holidays, a $303 nonstop flight to New Orleans doesn't sound bad at all. Especially one that departs on Christmas Eve and returns on New Year's Day!
Searching Delta.com, we found seats departing MSP at 10:05am on December 24, returning from MSY at 3:15pm on January 1. Fares are much higher on surrounding holiday dates.
Don't wanna wait til the holidays? You'll find seats going for $260 for travel as early as October.