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

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The best prices from Des Moines to Los Angeles are usually found in September or July, 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 (DSM) to Los Angeles (LAX)

DSM - LAX
Price
$218 - $424
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 inches
Popular in December High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise
Cheapest in September Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop
Round-trip from $218 From Des Moines to Los Angeles
One-way from $124 One-way flight from Des Moines 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 to Los Angeles?

Users have found that leaving on a Thursday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 40% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 17 days in advance to save up to 8% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 17 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $87, or $97 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

September can be a great time to fly to Los Angeles from Des Moines with a flight ticket averaging about $95. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of September for as cheap as $46. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Des Moines to Los Angeles in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 26% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles in September, October 2020

The best prices found for DSM to LAX flights for September, October
21 Oct - 25 Oct
$232pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
23 Oct - 23 Oct
$237pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
5 Oct - 13 Oct
$293pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Los Angeles 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines found for this year
30 Nov - 4 Dec
$206pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
14 Dec - 20 Dec
$208pp
DSM
Des Moines
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
8 Nov - 15 Nov
$226pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines, departing today and this week
1 Oct - 6 Oct
$360pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
27 Sep - 28 Sep
$401pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
1 Oct - 4 Oct
$412pp
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles
2:59 pm - 11:26 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
22h 27m
DSM - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$124
Kiwi.com
11:42 am - 7:10 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
21h 28m
DSM - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$134
Kiwi.com
2:00 am - 6:10 am
Delta
1 Stop
6h 10m
DSM - LAX
Delta
$139
Delta

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Des Moines 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.

Can I find flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $206, but on average you can expect to pay $286.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles, 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 Des Moines to Los Angeles for under $400?

There are currently 10+ open flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $400.

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 greater than that of Los Angeles. You can assume this to be the case over the next 12 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 to Los Angeles?

Departing from Des Moines to Los Angeles will take you 7h 37m.

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

Currently priced at $208, Major Airline will fly you from Des Moines to Los Angeles and back. In addition to Major Airline, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Delta for as low as $293. Users have found that Major Airline is 28% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline for a one-way flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles is Delta ($139).

Alternative routes for Des Moines to Los Angeles

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Des Moines to Los Angeles
Average temperature for September in Los Angeles
87.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Los Angeles
0.0 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

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