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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 $138 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.

Cheap flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles in July, August 2020

The best prices found for DSM to LAX flights for July, August
25 Jul - 16 Aug
$156pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
25 Jul - 15 Aug
$160pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
10 Jul - 13 Jul
$173pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
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
7 Aug - 10 Aug
$132pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
2 Aug - 5 Aug
$141pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
15 Aug - 17 Aug
$149pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to Los Angeles direct flight deals
7 Aug - 10 Aug
$132pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
7 Aug - 14 Aug
$149pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
14 Aug - 17 Aug
$174pp
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 to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines, departing today and this week
25 Jun - 1 Jul
$301pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
25 Jun - 28 Jun
$306pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
27 Jun - 29 Jun
$317pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles
2:33 am - 6:15 am
Delta
1 Stop
5h 42m
DSM - LAX
Delta
$138
Delta
10:22 am - 7:02 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
10h 40m
DSM - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$151
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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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $132, but on average you can expect to pay $166.

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

Cheapflights has at least 3 direct flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles is less than $151.

Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to Los Angeles for under $400?

There are currently 20+ 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.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

While browsing flights check up on current rates for American Eagle, Inc.. American Eagle, Inc. offers the cheapest flight to Des Moines to Los Angeles. Flight availability can sometimes range however expect there to be 150 flights on average per day.

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 14 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.

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
Flight duration
3h 26m
Average temperature for July in Los Angeles
87.8 °F

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Los Angeles