Cheap flights from Des Moines to San Diego (DSM - SAN) from $54

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 4/24. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
DSM — SAN
Apr 16 — Apr 231

The best prices from Des Moines to San Diego are usually found in May or April, booked 29 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Monday and return on a Monday

Cheap flight deals from Des Moines to San Diego

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Des Moines (DSM) to San Diego (SAN). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated April 11, 2024.

Popular in

March

Cheapest in

May

Round-trip from

$288

One-way from

$132
High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 51% potential price drop
From Des Moines to San Diego
One-way flight from Des Moines to San Diego

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to San Diego?

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to San Diego. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines to San Diego?

To save on the cost of your flight from Des Moines to San Diego, book at least 30 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 96% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $184 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $571.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to San Diego?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to San Diego from Des Moines average $384. You can even find prices in May for less than $384, as users have found deals to San Diego from as low as $99. The month of March appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Diego from Des Moines. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 33%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to San Diego (DSM - SAN)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Des Moines to San Diego is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 45% on airfare.

Cheap Frontier flights from Des Moines to San Diego

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Frontier for the route between Des Moines and San Diego. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced Frontier flights heading from Des Moines to San Diego. Be sure to come back soon if the deals available don't appeal to you at this time.
Fri 5/105:17 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop17h 15mFrontier
Mon 5/1310:15 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops38h 10mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$136
Fri 5/105:17 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop17h 15mFrontier
Mon 5/1310:15 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops38h 10mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$137
Sat 6/19:48 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop11h 16mFrontier
Sat 6/157:50 amSAN - DSM
1 stop10h 31mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$220
Wed 6/124:22 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop16h 02mFrontier
Sun 6/168:24 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops22h 08mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$241
Wed 6/264:22 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop16h 38mFrontier
Sat 6/297:50 amSAN - DSM
1 stop10h 31mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$249
Fri 5/249:34 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop22h 28mFrontier
Mon 5/278:04 amSAN - DSM
1 stop10h 38mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$251
Fri 5/249:34 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop22h 28mFrontier
Mon 5/278:04 amSAN - DSM
1 stop10h 38mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$252
Wed 6/124:22 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop16h 38mFrontier
Sun 6/162:52 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop27h 24mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$258
Thu 8/159:15 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop11h 09mFrontier
Sun 8/187:24 amSAN - DSM
1 stop10h 51mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$268

Cheap Delta flights from Des Moines to San Diego

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Delta for the route between Des Moines and San Diego. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on Delta flights traveling from Des Moines to San Diego. Ensure the flight price, dates, time, and airline match your criteria before you book.
Thu 5/307:05 amDSM - SAN
1 stop8h 20mDelta
Tue 6/410:20 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop9h 12mDelta
Deal found 4/10$326
Fri 7/56:26 amDSM - SAN
1 stop9h 49mDelta
Tue 7/910:05 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop9h 24mDelta
Deal found 4/9$341
Wed 4/2412:09 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop9h 34mDelta
Mon 4/2910:05 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop9h 31mDelta
Deal found 4/10$359
Sat 7/65:50 amDSM - SAN
1 stop8h 40mDelta
Wed 7/106:55 amSAN - DSM
1 stop7h 54mDelta
Deal found 4/9$386
Thu 7/117:00 amDSM - SAN
1 stop7h 35mDelta
Sat 7/1310:05 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop9h 24mDelta
Deal found 4/9$426
Thu 7/117:00 amDSM - SAN
1 stop7h 35mDelta
Fri 7/121:02 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop5h 54mDelta
Deal found 4/9$496
Sat 4/206:45 amDSM - SAN
1 stop9h 39mDelta
Sat 4/2010:05 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop9h 31mDelta
Deal found 4/11$532
Tue 4/167:04 amDSM - SAN
1 stop8h 45mDelta
Sat 4/2011:10 amSAN - DSM
1 stop9h 12mDelta
Deal found 4/11$543
Thu 7/117:00 amDSM - SAN
1 stop7h 35mDelta
Mon 7/154:32 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop16h 41mDelta
Deal found 4/9$551

Cheap Des Moines to San Diego flights in April & May 2024

Find cheap flight options from Des Moines to San Diego specifically for the months of April and May 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Prices were last updated on April 11, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Des Moines to San Diego in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Fri 5/105:17 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop17h 15mFrontier
Mon 5/1310:15 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops38h 10mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$136
Fri 5/105:17 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop17h 15mFrontier
Mon 5/1310:15 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops38h 10mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$137
Wed 5/13:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mMultiple Airlines
Sat 5/44:57 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops26h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$180
Fri 5/179:34 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop22h 28mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/199:12 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop11h 59mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/9$189
Sat 4/133:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mFrontier
Fri 4/199:08 amSAN - DSM
1 stop5h 09mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$191
Fri 5/179:34 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop22h 28mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/199:12 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop11h 59mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$198
Mon 4/154:06 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop23h 51mFrontier
Fri 4/199:08 amSAN - DSM
1 stop5h 09mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$201
Sat 4/133:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mFrontier
Fri 5/172:25 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop28h 08mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$207
Fri 5/179:34 pmDSM - SAN
2 stops19h 18mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/199:12 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop11h 59mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/9$210

Des Moines to San Diego 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Des Moines and San Diego in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Des Moines to San Diego in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Fri 5/105:17 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop17h 15mFrontier
Mon 5/1310:15 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops38h 10mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$136
Fri 5/105:17 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop17h 15mFrontier
Mon 5/1310:15 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops38h 10mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$137
Wed 5/13:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mMultiple Airlines
Sat 5/44:57 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops26h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$180
Fri 5/179:34 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop22h 28mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/199:12 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop11h 59mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/9$189
Sat 4/133:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mFrontier
Fri 4/199:08 amSAN - DSM
1 stop5h 09mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$191
Fri 5/179:34 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop22h 28mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/199:12 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop11h 59mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$198
Mon 4/154:06 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop23h 51mFrontier
Fri 4/199:08 amSAN - DSM
1 stop5h 09mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$201
Sat 4/133:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mFrontier
Fri 5/172:25 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop28h 08mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$207
Fri 5/179:34 pmDSM - SAN
2 stops19h 18mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/199:12 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop11h 59mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/9$210

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Des Moines

Discover non-stop flight options from Des Moines to San Diego. Find direct flights with no layovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore non-stop flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.
Consider booking one of these non-stop flights heading from Des Moines to San Diego. If you're looking for other options for flights from Des Moines to San Diego, make sure to update the search form at the top of page.
Mon 7/82:48 pmDSM - SAN
Nonstop3h 30mAllegiant Air
Fri 7/125:08 pmSAN - DSM
Nonstop3h 26mAllegiant Air
Deal found 4/9$216
Fri 7/52:48 pmDSM - SAN
Nonstop3h 30mAllegiant Air
Fri 7/125:08 pmSAN - DSM
Nonstop3h 26mAllegiant Air
Deal found 4/9$226
Fri 8/92:48 pmDSM - SAN
Nonstop3h 30mAllegiant Air
Mon 8/125:08 pmSAN - DSM
Nonstop3h 26mAllegiant Air
Deal found 4/10$235
Fri 7/52:48 pmDSM - SAN
Nonstop3h 30mAllegiant Air
Fri 7/125:08 pmSAN - DSM
Nonstop3h 26mAllegiant Air
Deal found 4/9$240
Fri 6/282:44 pmDSM - SAN
Nonstop3h 37mAllegiant Air
Mon 7/15:11 pmSAN - DSM
Nonstop3h 25mAllegiant Air
Deal found 4/10$245
Fri 7/52:48 pmDSM - SAN
Nonstop3h 30mAllegiant Air
Mon 7/155:08 pmSAN - DSM
Nonstop3h 26mAllegiant Air
Deal found 4/9$249
Fri 7/192:48 pmDSM - SAN
Nonstop3h 30mAllegiant Air
Mon 7/225:08 pmSAN - DSM
Nonstop3h 26mAllegiant Air
Deal found 4/10$256
Mon 7/82:48 pmDSM - SAN
Nonstop3h 30mAllegiant Air
Mon 7/155:08 pmSAN - DSM
Nonstop3h 26mAllegiant Air
Deal found 4/9$271
Fri 7/122:48 pmDSM - SAN
Nonstop3h 30mAllegiant Air
Mon 7/225:08 pmSAN - DSM
Nonstop3h 26mAllegiant Air
Deal found 4/11$276

Des Moines to San Diego flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Des Moines to San Diego for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.
Users seeking a last-minute flight from Des Moines to San Diego should consider booking one of these fares. It's wise to confirm all flight details are correct before booking.
Wed 4/173:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mFrontier
Fri 4/199:32 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops14h 53mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$276
Thu 4/187:03 pmDSM - SAN
2 stops14h 51mMultiple Airlines
Tue 4/238:00 amSAN - DSM
1 stop28h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/9$286
Wed 4/173:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mFrontier
Thu 4/184:24 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop21h 53mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$290
Thu 4/189:00 amDSM - SAN
1 stop8h 29mMultiple Airlines
Tue 4/238:00 amSAN - DSM
1 stop28h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/9$295
Wed 4/173:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mMultiple Airlines
Thu 4/1810:25 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops15h 52mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/11$300
Wed 4/173:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mMultiple Airlines
Sat 4/204:57 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops26h 54mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/11$345
Thu 4/187:03 pmDSM - SAN
2 stops14h 51mMultiple Airlines
Fri 4/194:21 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop20h 04mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/11$354
Wed 4/173:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mMultiple Airlines
Sat 4/209:14 pmSAN - DSM
1 stop16h 57mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/11$369
Thu 4/189:00 amDSM - SAN
1 stop8h 29mMultiple Airlines
Thu 4/1810:25 pmSAN - DSM
2 stops15h 52mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/11$401

One-way flights to San Diego from Des Moines

Search for one-way flight options from Des Moines to San Diego. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.
Take a look at some of the best available options we've come across on one-way flights from Des Moines to San Diego. Those needing a return flight from Des Moines to San Diego can use the search form above.
Wed 4/243:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$54
Wed 5/153:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$60
Wed 5/153:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop17h 39mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$77
Wed 4/243:25 pmDSM - SAN
2 stops18h 29mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$81
Wed 5/294:15 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop16h 49mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$86
Wed 4/173:25 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop6h 50mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$87
Wed 6/54:22 pmDSM - SAN
1 stop16h 38mFrontier
Deal found 4/11$88
Mon 4/297:00 amDSM - SAN
1 stop11h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$93
Wed 5/153:25 pmDSM - SAN
2 stops27h 43mFrontier
Deal found 4/10$95

Find flights from Des Moines to San Diego within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Des Moines to San Diego that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.

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Des MoinesSan Diego

DSM - SAN

DSMSAN

Des Moines

Fri 5/10

1 stop17h 15m

San Diego

Mon 5/13

2 stops38h 10m

$136

Des MoinesSan Diego

DSM - SAN

DSMSAN

Des Moines

Fri 5/10

1 stop17h 15m

San Diego

Mon 5/13

2 stops38h 10m

$137

Des MoinesSan Diego

DSM - SAN

DSMSAN

Des Moines

Wed 5/1

1 stop6h 50m

San Diego

Sat 5/4

2 stops26h 50m

$180

Des MoinesSan Diego

DSM - SAN

DSMSAN

Des Moines

Fri 5/17

1 stop22h 28m

San Diego

Sun 5/19

1 stop11h 59m

$189

Des MoinesSan Diego

DSM - SAN

DSMSAN

Des Moines

Fri 5/17

1 stop22h 28m

San Diego

Sun 5/19

1 stop11h 59m

$198

Des MoinesSan Diego

DSM - SAN

DSMSAN

Des Moines

Mon 7/8

Nonstop3h 30m

San Diego

Fri 7/12

Nonstop3h 26m

$216

Des MoinesSan Diego

DSM - SAN

DSMSAN

Des Moines

Fri 7/5

Nonstop3h 30m

San Diego

Fri 7/12

Nonstop3h 26m

$226

Des MoinesSan Diego

DSM - SAN

DSMSAN

Des Moines

Wed 5/8

1 stop10h 05m

San Diego

Sat 5/11

1 stop11h 07m

$323

Des MoinesSan Diego

DSM - SAN

DSMSAN

Des Moines

Thu 5/30

1 stop8h 20m

San Diego

Tue 6/4

1 stop9h 12m

$326

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 4/10

When is the best time to book a flight from Des Moines to San Diego?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Des Moines to San Diego. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
The price you pay for your flight from Des Moines to San Diego may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 29 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to San Diego?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Des Moines to San Diego. Price data was last updated on April 7, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Des Moines to San Diego flight should consider departing on Tuesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Sunday evenings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to San Diego by month

Plan your trip from Des Moines to San Diego by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Des Moines to San Diego is currently $80 while a round-trip flight costs $215. Price data was last updated on April 7, 2024.

Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Des Moines to San Diego (average of $288). Flying from Des Moines to San Diego in June is currently the most expensive (average of $368). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$292

February

$297

March

$339

April

$316

May

$320

June

$368

July

$367

August

$313

September

$298

October

$288

November

$334

December

$305

Temperature and rainfall in San Diego by month

Plan your trip to San Diego by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SAN

Temperature

57.2 - 71.6 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing San Diego

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to San Diego. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to San Diego. Reviews last updated April 11, 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Frontier, Delta and United Airlines from Des Moines to San Diego have to say. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.1

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.1

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

8.1
Very good
11,206 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.1

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

7.5
Good
1,054 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.1

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

7.4
Good
11,391 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.1

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

7.3
Good
15,011 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,065 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.1

Entertainment

7.3

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

We paid $161 for two exit row seats thinking there’d be extra leg room and not be cramped! The price we paid was a rip-off for these seats and the plane was extremely narrow and cramped. The male crew were okay but not super-friendly. When we picked up our luggage at baggage claim, someone ripped my luggage with a knife or blunt object and destroyed it!! I will be filling a claim for this and took pictures. I heard great reviews about this airline but am disappointed.

Related info for your journey

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  • Can I find flights from Des Moines to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $136, but on average you can expect to pay $216.

  • Are there nonstop flights from Des Moines to San Diego for under $300 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 9 direct flights from Des Moines to San Diego under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Des Moines to San Diego is less than $246.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Des Moines to San Diego for under $300?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from Des Moines to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $300.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Des Moines to San Diego round-trip?

    Cheapflights users have booked flights from Des Moines to San Diego round-trip from $136. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Allegiant Air. You may be able to fly from Des Moines to San Diego for 64% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

  • What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Des Moines to San Diego one-way?

    $54 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Allegiant Air and Delta, with prices starting from $132 and $163, respectively.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Des Moines to San Diego?

  • What are the cheapest flights from Des Moines to San Diego?

    Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $131. While the most popular route (Des Moines - San Diego) can be booked for $180 on average our data indicates $215 when flying from Des Moines to San Diego.

  • What does DSM to SAN mean?

    DSM stands for Des Moines Airport, while SAN stands for San Diego Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Des Moines to San Diego that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Des Moines to San Diego with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

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Top 6 airlines flying from Des Moines to San Diego

Discover the top 6 airlines that operate flights from Des Moines to San Diego. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated April 11, 2024.
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Allegiant AirCheapest$93Average$250FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%
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FrontierCheapest$116Average$222FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$245Average$373FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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DeltaCheapest$263Average$458FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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United AirlinesCheapest$311Average$462FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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American AirlinesCheapest$316Average$462FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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