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Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines, United States Last modified: Sep 28, 2016 1:50 AM

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Los Angeles to Des Moines Last modified: Sep 28, 2016 1:50 AM

We've scanned 26,771,905,517 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines. American & United frequently offer the best deals on Los Angeles to Des Moines flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

American
LAXDSM
Tue 1/10
1 stop
DSMLAX
Tue 1/24
1 stop
$227
Select
United
LAXDSM
Wed 10/19
1 stop
DSMLAX
Wed 10/26
1 stop
$231
Select
United
LAXDSM
Wed 10/26
1 stop
DSMLAX
Tue 11/1
1 stop
$231
Select
Alaska
LAXDSM
Wed 10/26
2 stops
DSMLAX
Wed 11/2
2 stops
$360
Select
Alaska
LAXDSM
Sun 10/30
2 stops
DSMLAX
Sat 11/12
2 stops
$360
Select
Alaska
LAXDSM
Tue 11/1
2 stops
DSMLAX
Mon 11/21
2 stops
$360
Select
Frontier
LAXDSM
Thu 10/20
1 stop
DSMLAX
Sun 10/23
1 stop
$424
Select

How Much is a Flight from Los Angeles to Des Moines?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Los Angeles to Des Moines, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $252.

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

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 Los Angeles to Des Moines 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 Los Angeles to Des Moines?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $0 $388
7-14 days $0 $267
14-21 days $0 $231
21-30 days $0 $231
30-60 days $0 $267
60-90 days $0 $267
90+ days $0 $227

Cheapest Day To Fly from Los Angeles to Des Moines

We've examined 26,779,839,826 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Los Angeles to Des Moines is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$267 $232 $231 $267 $267 $232 $267

Compare Flight Prices from Los Angeles to Des Moines 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 Los Angeles to Des Moines flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Los Angeles Des Moines American 9/29/16 10/6/16 1 $640
October Los Angeles Des Moines American 10/26/16 11/1/16 1 $231
November Los Angeles Des Moines American 11/1/16 11/21/16 1 $267
December Los Angeles Des Moines American 12/1/16 12/10/16 1 $267
January Los Angeles Des Moines American 1/10/17 1/24/17 1 $227
February Los Angeles Des Moines American 2/11/17 2/13/17 1 $278
March Los Angeles Des Moines American 3/2/17 3/6/17 1 $302
April Los Angeles Des Moines United 4/4/17 4/9/17 1 $418

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Los Angeles to Des Moines. 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 $232
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$232 $302
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$302 $302
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$302

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines

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 Los Angeles to Des Moines is $339.

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

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

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 Los Angeles to Des Moines. 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 Los Angeles to Des Moines is not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines is $339.

Los Angeles to Des Moines Flight Questions

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

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

Airlines in Los Angeles flying to Des Moines Last modified: Sep 28, 2016 1:50 AMNumber of routes searched: 221Number of itineraries searched: 89,578

Wondering which airlines fly out of Los Angeles to Des Moines? We've gathered the average price of Los Angeles airlines with flights to Des Moines. 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.

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

Los Angeles to Des Moines Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Los Angeles and Des Moines. 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 Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $110
Flights from Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $259
Flights from Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $107
Flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $169
Flights from Los Angeles to Denver American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $80
Flights from Los Angeles to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United $127
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Delta, Spirit, United, Virgin America $77
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit $80
Flights from Los Angeles to Omaha American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $287
Flights from Los Angeles to St Louis American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $250
Flights from Los Angeles to Houston American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $101
Flights from Los Angeles to Cedar Rapids American, Delta, Frontier, United $290
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Spirit $197
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix American, Alaska, Delta, Spirit, United $127
Flights from Los Angeles to Milwaukee American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $270

Cheap International Flights from Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Los Angeles to Toronto American, Air Canada, AeroMexico, Alaska, Copa, Delta, United, WestJet $236

Cheap Domestic Flights to Des Moines - DSM

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from San Diego to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $224
Flights from Ontario to Des Moines American, Delta, United $267
Flights from Santa Ana to Des Moines American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $232
Flights from Burbank to Des Moines American, Delta, United $278
Flights from Long Beach to Des Moines American, Delta $232
Flights from Palm Springs to Des Moines American, Delta, United $374
Flights from Bakersfield to Des Moines American, United $335
Flights from Santa Barbara to Des Moines American, United Check Dates
Flights from San Diego to Chicago American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $127
Flights from Ontario to Chicago American, Alaska, Delta, United $142
Flights from San Diego to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Flights from Santa Ana to Chicago American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $142
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $324
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis - St Paul Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United $284
Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines