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Cheap flights from California (CA) to Des Moines (DSM)

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California to Des Moines (DSM)

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to Des Moines?

To save up to 58% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 25 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from California to Des Moines from $363 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $501 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to Des Moines?

April can be a great time to fly to Des Moines from California with a flight ticket averaging about $308. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $199. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from California to Des Moines in December, January 2021

The best prices found for California to DSM flights for December, January
13 Dec - 13 Jan
$68pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
10 Dec - 13 Jan
$103pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$113pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

California to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from California found for this year
13 Dec - 13 Jan
$68pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
10 Dec - 13 Jan
$103pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$113pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from California to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from California, departing today and this week
10 Dec - 13 Jan
$103pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$113pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$116pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Des Moines from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Des Moines
7:49 pm - 12:50 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
15h 01m
LAX - DSM
Frontier
$91
Kiwi.com
1:15 am - 12:50 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
9h 35m
LAX - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$92
Kiwi.com
2:27 pm - 7:41 am
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
15h 14m
FAT - DSM
Allegiant Air
$93
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about California to Des Moines flights.

Flight FAQs

From California to Des Moines

Are flight prices decreasing from California to Des Moines due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both California and Des Moines for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from California to Des Moines to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from California to Des Moines. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from California to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta flying from California to Des Moines have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from California to Des Moines for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Des Moines for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $68, but on average you can expect to pay $128.

Are there nonstop flights from California to Des Moines for under $100 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from California to Des Moines, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Des Moines for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from California to Des Moines have been viewed 29 times in the past calendar month.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from California to Des Moines?

When booking a flight from California to Des Moines, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Delta or Frontier as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from California to Des Moines?

The most popular flight routes from California to Des Moines are San Diego - Des Moines, San Francisco - Des Moines and Los Angeles - Des Moines.

What are the cheapest Flights from California to Des Moines?

The cheapest flight price from California to Des Moines is $107. On average you can expect to pay $225. The most popular route, (San Diego - Des Moines), can usually be booked for $181.

How long is the flight from California to Des Moines?

Departing from California to Des Moines will take you 4h 48m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from California to Des Moines round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from California to Des Moines is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $68 on this airline.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to Des Moines one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from California to Des Moines are Frontier ($40) and Allegiant Air ($93).

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from California to Des Moines
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
McClellan-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 5 airlines from California to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Des Moines choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$95 $226 No cancel fee 62%
Allegiant Air
$146 $260 No cancel fee 88%
Delta
$107 $369 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$113 $397 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$107 $402 No cancel fee 69%
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