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Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines (LAX - DSM)

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The best prices from Los Angeles to Des Moines are usually found in September or April, booked 31 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Wednesday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Des Moines (DSM)

LAX - DSM
Price
$238 - $416
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$238

From Los Angeles to Des Moines

One-way from

$90

One-way flight from Los Angeles to Des Moines

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to Des Moines?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Los Angeles to Des Moines. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Des Moines.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 25 days in advance, which can save you up to 58% on flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 25 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $363. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $501.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to Des Moines?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Des Moines from Los Angeles average $308. You can even find prices in April for less than $308, as users have found deals to Des Moines from as low as $199. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Des Moines from Los Angeles. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 40%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to Des Moines (LAX - DSM)?

It’s optimal to fly from Los Angeles to Des Moines at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 15% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines in November, December 2020

The best prices found for LAX to DSM flights for November, December
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$128pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Dec - 7 Jan
$142pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Dec - 1 Jan
$144pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Los Angeles found for next year
10 Dec - 14 Dec
$128pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Dec - 7 Jan
$142pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Dec - 1 Jan
$144pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
3 Dec - 6 Dec
$168pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$180pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$187pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Major Airline
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Des Moines from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines
7:49 pm - 12:35 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
14h 46m
LAX - DSM
Frontier
$90
Flights by SU
1:06 am - 3:08 pm
American Airlines
3 Stops
12h 02m
LAX - DSM
American Airlines
7:30 pm - 2:23 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
16h 53m
LAX - DSM
United Airlines
$230
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Des Moines

Are flight prices decreasing from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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. New policies for travelers booking flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Los Angeles to Des Moines have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, American Airlines, and Frontier are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $128, but on average you can expect to pay $156.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Des Moines for under $200?

There are currently 18+ open flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this flight route?

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

Does it rain more in Los Angeles or Des Moines?

The rainfall in Los Angeles is generally more than the rainfall in Des Moines. This will continue over the next 5 days.

Is Los Angeles weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 90 °F range in August. The weather in Des Moines is generally colder than Los Angeles's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Des Moines?

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier can get you from Los Angeles to Des Moines in just under 9h 29m. Your travel time can differ by up to 5h 17m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Los Angeles to Des Moines round-trip?

Frontier, at $128, was found to be the cheapest airline from Los Angeles to Des Moines.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Major Airline and American Airlines. Frontier is 55% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $52 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $97 and United Airlines from $135 one-way.

Alternative routes for Los Angeles to Des Moines

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Los Angeles to Des Moines
Average temperature for November in Des Moines
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Des Moines
1.9 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 5 airlines from Los Angeles to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles 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
$106 $241 No cancel fee 62%
Allegiant Air
$146 $260 No cancel fee 88%
United Airlines
$107 $327 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$107 $331 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$113 $365 No cancel fee 71%
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