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 Wednesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to DSM flight in 2021: compare Los Angeles to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
LAX - DSM
Price
$238 - $416
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 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

$100

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

To save up to 46% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 30 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Los Angeles to Des Moines from $302 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $397 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Los Angeles to Des Moines at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 14% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to Des Moines?

Leaving on a Thursday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 62% on the overall cost on flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines.

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

September is one of the best times of the year to fly to Des Moines from Los Angeles. Prices for September average $286 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $137. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a September flight can save you 45% on your journey compared to booking in September

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LAX to DSM flights for October, November
29 Oct - 30 Oct
$158pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
19 Nov - 22 Nov
$161pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
25 Oct - 28 Oct
$168pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Los Angeles found for this year
17 Dec - 3 Jan
$144pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Oct - 30 Oct
$158pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
19 Nov - 22 Nov
$161pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Des Moines direct flight deals
17 Dec - 3 Jan
$144pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
19 Nov - 22 Nov
$161pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
17 Dec - 20 Dec
$162pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
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
21 Oct - 18 Nov
$265pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
21 Oct - 25 Oct
$278pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$283pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
   
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
4:23 am - 9:40 am
Allegiant Air
Nonstop
3h 17m
LAX - DSM
Allegiant Air
$100
mytrip.com
8:45 pm - 8:09 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
9h 24m
LAX - DSM
United Airlines
$119
United
5:30 pm - 7:04 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
11h 34m
LAX - DSM
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Des Moines

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 Allegiant Air for just $144, but on average you can expect to pay $174.

Are there nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 6 direct flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Des Moines is less than $244.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Des Moines for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this Los Angeles to Des Moines flight route?

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

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

Our cheapest airline available from Los Angeles to Des Moines is Allegiant Air. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $144 on this airline. You may be able to fly from Los Angeles to Des Moines for 49% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Allegiant Air. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $98. Users have also found prices from $119 and $123 on United Airlines and American Airlines, respectively.

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

Consider American Airlines, Delta or Frontier when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Los Angeles to Des Moines.

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Los Angeles to Des Moines? While on average our users pay $509, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $104. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Des Moines), is priced around $144.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Des Moines from Los Angeles?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Des Moines within the United States

Most visitors from Los Angeles need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Des Moines.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

Do I need a test to fly back to Los Angeles from Des Moines?

Returning to Los Angeles from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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Alternative routes for Los Angeles to Des Moines

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to Des Moines.
Flight duration from LAX to DSM
3h 27m
Average temperature for October in Des Moines
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Des Moines
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 5 airlines flying 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%
Delta
$107 $331 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$107 $327 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$113 $365 No cancel fee 71%
Allegiant Air
$146 $260 No cancel fee 88%
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