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Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles, CA, United States - DSM to LAX Last modified: May 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Popular flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles Last modified: May 28, 2016 1:00 AM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 23, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 $447
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 17, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 $339
Sep 23, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $339
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $306
Aug 24, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 $306
Aug 25, 2016 Sep 3, 2016 $306
Aug 25, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $306
Aug 25, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $306

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles (DSM to LAX)?

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 $327.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles (DSM to LAX)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

Cheapest Day To Fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$339 $306 $306 $306 $348 $339 $339

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Des Moines to Los Angeles

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Des Moines to Los Angeles.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Des Moines Los Angeles American 5/28/16 5/30/16 1 $708
June Des Moines Los Angeles United 6/28/16 6/29/16 1 $372
July Des Moines Los Angeles United 7/12/16 7/19/16 1 $372
August Des Moines Los Angeles United 8/23/16 8/31/16 1 $306
September Des Moines Los Angeles United 9/29/16 10/3/16 1 $306
October Des Moines Los Angeles United 10/24/16 11/7/16 1 $306
November Des Moines Los Angeles American 11/8/16 11/13/16 1 $339
December Des Moines Los Angeles United 12/7/16 12/12/16 1 $306

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles (DSM to LAX)

Your Des Moines to Los Angeles flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing 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 $373.

The average price for non-stop flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles is $0.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles.

Nonstop Flight Details from Des Moines to Los Angeles
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Allegiant 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 12:53 12:53

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles (DSM to LAX)

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 $178.

The average price for round trip flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles is $373.

Des Moines to Los Angeles Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles?
Answer: The average Des Moines to Los Angeles flight time is 3 hours and 33 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Des Moines and Los Angeles?
Answer: The distance from Des Moines to Los Angeles is 1443 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles?
Answer: There are 2 direct flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles?
Answer: Allegiant Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Des Moines and Los Angeles.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Des Moines to Los Angeles?
Answer: Chicago, IL

Airlines Flying from Des Moines to Los Angeles (DSM to LAX) Number of flights searched: 112Last modified: May 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles.

Des Moines to Los Angeles
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American PHX X X X X X X X
Delta ATL X X X X X X X
United ORD X X X X X X X
Southwest LAS X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Des Moines and Los Angeles, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Des Moines - DSM

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Des Moines to Burbank American, United $372
Des Moines to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $401
Des Moines to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $306
Des Moines to Ontario American, United $344
Des Moines to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, United $224

Cheap Domestic Flights to Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Omaha to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $257
Kansas City to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Spirit, United $167
Cedar Rapids to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $360
Moline to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $337
Lincoln to Los Angeles Alaska, United $318
Sioux City to Los Angeles American $630
Waterloo to Los Angeles American $412
Rochester to Los Angeles American $344
Dubuque to Los Angeles American $447
Kansas City to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $396
Omaha to Burbank American, Alaska, United $387
Kansas City to Burbank American, Alaska, United $358
Omaha to Long Beach American, Alaska, United $405
Omaha to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Frontier, United $301
Kansas City to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Frontier, United $214
Cedar Rapids to Burbank American, Alaska, United $599
Cedar Rapids to Long Beach American, United Check Dates
Kansas City to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $117
Omaha to Ontario American, United $363
Kansas City to Ontario American, Alaska, United $284
Cedar Rapids to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $370
Omaha to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, United $257
Omaha to Las Vegas American, Frontier, United $240
Moline to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $322
Kansas City to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, United $278
Cheap Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles, CA, United States, from $306 Round trip from DSM to LAX