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 Wednesday or Friday and return on a Friday

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

All the information you need to plan the best DSM to LAX flight in 2021: compare Des Moines to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
DSM - LAX
Price
$176 - $424
LAX
Temperature
57.2 - 73.4 °F
LAX
Precipitation
0 - 3.4 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

$98

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?

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

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 28% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 58 days in advance, which can save you up to 29% on flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 58 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $296. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $368.

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 $284. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $147. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

The best prices found for DSM to LAX flights for October, November
19 Nov - 22 Nov
$153pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
30 Oct - 5 Nov
$156pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
2 Nov - 5 Nov
$159pp
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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines found for this year
9 Dec - 10 Dec
$152pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
10 Dec - 17 Dec
$153pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
3 Dec - 6 Dec
$155pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Des Moines

Save time with Des Moines to Los Angeles direct flight deals
11 Feb - 14 Feb
$146pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
7 Jan - 10 Jan
$147pp
DSM
Des Moines
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
10 Dec - 17 Dec
$153pp
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
30 Oct - 5 Nov
$156pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
30 Oct - 4 Nov
$166pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
30 Oct - 4 Nov
$178pp
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
2:00 am - 3:38 am
Allegiant Air
Nonstop
3h 38m
DSM - LAX
Allegiant Air
$98
mytrip.com
7:04 am - 12:16 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
7h 12m
DSM - LAX
American Airlines
10:31 am - 6:32 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
22h 01m
DSM - LAX
United Airlines
$120
United

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Flight FAQs

From Des Moines to Los Angeles

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 Allegiant Air for just $142, 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 19 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 $242.

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 Des Moines to Los Angeles flight route?

This flight path from Des Moines to Los Angeles 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 to fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles round-trip?

According to our current data, Allegiant Air ($142), offers the cheapest pricing from Des Moines to Los Angeles. You may be able to fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles for 50% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $71 on Allegiant Air. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $117 and United Airlines from $120 one-way.

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

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

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

On average you can expect to pay $630 for a flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles. The cheapest flight overall is $107 while the most popular route, (Des Moines - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $153.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Los Angeles within the United States

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

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.

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

Returning to Des Moines from Los Angeles

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.

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Alternative routes for Des Moines to Los Angeles

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Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Des Moines to Los Angeles.
Flight duration from DSM to LAX
3h 27m
Average temperature for October in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Los Angeles
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Des Moines

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 5 airlines flying 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
Delta
$107 $310 No cancel fee N/A
Frontier
$107 $254 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$110 $321 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$120 $335 No cancel fee 71%
Allegiant Air
$125 $243 No cancel fee 88%
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