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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 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 (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 to Los Angeles

One-way from

$106

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 33 days in advance to save up to 72% 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 33 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 $375, or $533 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Los Angeles from Des Moines with a flight ticket averaging about $307. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $107. 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 November, December 2020

The best prices found for DSM to LAX flights for November, December
30 Dec - 3 Jan
$133pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
21 Dec - 28 Dec
$134pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$138pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Des Moines to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines found for next year
30 Dec - 3 Jan
$133pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
21 Dec - 28 Dec
$134pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$138pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
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
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$139pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$159pp
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
30 Nov - 4 Dec
$160pp
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

The cheapest one-way flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles
1:39 pm - 6:16 am
Frontier
2 Stops
18h 37m
DSM - LAX
Frontier
$106
Gotogate
5:35 am - 5:31 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
13h 56m
DSM - LAX
American Airlines
12:00 pm - 6:31 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
20h 31m
DSM - LAX
United Airlines
$225
United

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.

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 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 Frontier for just $133, but on average you can expect to pay $155.

Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles for under $100 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 $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Des Moines 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 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 5h 31m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $133, Frontier will fly you from Des Moines to Los Angeles and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on American Airlines for as low as $182. Users have found that Frontier is 53% 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 airlines for a one-way flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles are Frontier ($48), American Airlines ($118), and United Airlines ($170).

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 November in Los Angeles
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Los Angeles
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 5 airlines from Des Moines to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Des Moines 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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