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

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The best prices from Des Moines International to Los Angeles are usually found in August or September, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Monday and return on a Friday

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

DSM - LAX
Price
$176 - $424
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 33% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 38% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$176

From Des Moines International to Los Angeles

One-way from

$137

One-way flight from Des Moines International to Los Angeles

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 Des Moines International to Los Angeles?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Des Moines International to Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 20% by booking at least 17 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Des Moines International to Los Angeles within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $75.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Los Angeles from Des Moines International with a flight ticket averaging about $86. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $43. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

When flying from Des Moines International to Los Angeles, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 26% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Des Moines International to Los Angeles in January, February 2021

The best prices found for DSM to LAX flights for January, February
24 Feb - 28 Feb
$114pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
12 Feb - 18 Feb
$116pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
19 Feb - 21 Feb
$117pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines International to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines International found for this year
24 Feb - 28 Feb
$114pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
12 Feb - 18 Feb
$116pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
19 Feb - 21 Feb
$117pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines International

Save time with Des Moines International to Los Angeles direct flight deals
11 Jun - 21 Jun
$271pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines International to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines International, departing today and this week
29 Jan - 4 Feb
$170pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
29 Jan - 30 Jan
$174pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
29 Jan - 4 Feb
$183pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines International

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines International to Los Angeles
10:16 am - 6:44 am
Frontier
2 Stops
22h 28m
DSM - LAX
Frontier
$137
Gotogate
1:10 am - 3:05 pm
Delta
2 Stops
15h 55m
DSM - LAX
Delta
$175
Delta
2:35 pm - 5:10 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
16h 35m
DSM - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$182
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines International to Los Angeles

Are flight prices decreasing from Des Moines to Los Angeles 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 Des Moines and Los Angeles 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 Des Moines to Los Angeles to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. 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 Des Moines to Los Angeles. Policies will vary by airline.

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

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines International to Los Angeles for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $114, but on average you can expect to pay $151.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines International to Los Angeles for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 1 direct flight from Des Moines International to Los Angeles under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines International to Los Angeles is less than $271.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

The Des Moines to Los Angeles flight path was viewed by 84 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Des Moines or Los Angeles?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Des Moines is roughly less than Los Angeles. You can assume this to be the case over the next 11 days.

Is Des Moines weather warmer or cooler than Los Angeles?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 90 °F's in August, on average. The temperature in Los Angeles is generally hotter than in Des Moines. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

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

Departing from Des Moines International to Los Angeles will take you 6h 18m.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($114), offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines International to Los Angeles. This flight start at 59% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $67. American Airlines flights start at $156 while deals on Delta start at $175 one-way.

Alternative routes for Des Moines International to Los Angeles

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Des Moines International to Los Angeles
Average temperature for January in Los Angeles
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Los Angeles
0.7 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 5 airlines flying from Des Moines International to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines International to Los Angeles 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
Allegiant Air
$125 $243 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$107 $254 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$107 $310 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$110 $321 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$120 $335 No cancel fee 71%
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