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Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles, United States Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 1:11 AM

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Des Moines to Los Angeles Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 1:11 AM

We've scanned 20,789,023,501 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles. American & United frequently offer the best deals on Des Moines to Los Angeles flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

American
DSMLAX
Sat 1/14
1 stop
LAXDSM
Wed 1/18
1 stop
$227
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American
DSMLAX
Sat 1/21
1 stop
LAXDSM
Wed 2/1
1 stop
$227
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United
DSMLAX
Wed 10/12
1 stop
LAXDSM
Wed 10/19
1 stop
$232
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United
DSMLAX
Sat 10/15
1 stop
LAXDSM
Wed 10/19
1 stop
$232
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United
DSMLAX
Tue 10/18
1 stop
LAXDSM
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$232
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United
DSMLAX
Tue 10/18
1 stop
LAXDSM
Wed 10/19
1 stop
$232
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United
DSMLAX
Sat 10/22
1 stop
LAXDSM
Wed 10/26
1 stop
$232
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Frontier
DSMLAX
Sun 12/18
1 stop
LAXDSM
Sat 1/7
1 stop
$424
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How Much is a Flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Des Moines to Los Angeles, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $259.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Des Moines to Los Angeles based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

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

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $0 $544
7-14 days $0 $278
14-21 days $0 $232
21-30 days $0 $232
30-60 days $0 $232
60-90 days $0 $232
90+ days $0 $227

Cheapest Day To Fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles

We've examined 20,795,316,600 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$278 $232 $232 $278 $278 $232 $278

Compare Flight Prices from Des Moines to Los Angeles by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Des Moines to Los Angeles flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Des Moines Los Angeles United 9/30/16 10/3/16 1 $640
October Des Moines Los Angeles American 10/18/16 10/19/16 1 $232
November Des Moines Los Angeles United 11/9/16 11/16/16 1 $232
December Des Moines Los Angeles American 12/3/16 12/6/16 1 $232
January Des Moines Los Angeles American 1/14/17 1/18/17 1 $227
February Des Moines Los Angeles United 2/1/17 2/11/17 1 $232
March Des Moines Los Angeles American 3/1/17 3/8/17 1 $378
April Des Moines Los Angeles American 4/6/17 4/12/17 1 $378

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Des Moines to Los Angeles. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$640
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$640 $388
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$388 $278
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$278 $278
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$278 $324
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$324

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles is $232.

The average price for direct flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles is not available.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles is not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles is $232.

Des Moines to Los Angeles Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Des Moines to Los Angeles?
Answer: Chicago, IL

Airlines in Des Moines flying to Los Angeles Last modified: Sep 26, 2016 1:11 AMNumber of routes searched: 154Number of itineraries searched: 70,019

Wondering which airlines fly out of Des Moines to Los Angeles? We've gathered the average price of Des Moines airlines with flights to Los Angeles. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Des Moines to Los Angeles
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American DFW
American ORD
Delta MSP
Delta DTW
Delta ATL
American CLT
United IAH
United EWR
American SJC
Frontier DEN
American -
Delta SLC

Des Moines to Los Angeles Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Des Moines and Los Angeles. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Domestic Flights from Des Moines - DSM

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Des Moines to Burbank American, Delta, United $278
Flights from Des Moines to Long Beach American, Delta $232
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana American, Delta, United $232
Flights from Des Moines to Ontario American, Alaska, Delta, United $252
Flights from Des Moines to San Diego American, Delta, Frontier, United $224

Cheap Domestic Flights to Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Omaha to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $260
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $89
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Los Angeles American, Delta, United $290
Flights from Moline to Los Angeles American, Delta, United $290
Flights from Lincoln to Los Angeles Delta, United $335
Flights from Sioux City to Los Angeles American $293
Flights from Waterloo to Los Angeles American $331
Flights from Rochester to Los Angeles American, Delta $326
Flights from Dubuque to Los Angeles American $331
Flights from Kansas City to Long Beach American, Alaska, Delta $224
Flights from Omaha to Burbank American, Alaska, Delta, United $294
Flights from Kansas City to Burbank American, Alaska, Delta, United $224
Flights from Omaha to Long Beach American, Delta $335
Flights from Omaha to Santa Ana American, Delta, Frontier, United $289
Flights from Kansas City to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $96
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Burbank American, Delta, United $459
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Long Beach American, Delta $459
Flights from Kansas City to Las Vegas Delta, Frontier, Spirit $90
Flights from Omaha to Ontario American, Delta, United $299
Flights from Kansas City to Ontario American, Alaska, Delta, United $224
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Santa Ana American, Delta, United $290
Flights from Omaha to San Diego American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $305
Flights from Omaha to Las Vegas American, Delta, Frontier, United $279
Flights from Moline to Santa Ana American, Delta, United $308
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $224
Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles