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Cheap Flights to Des Moines from $54 One Way, $105 Round Trip

Prices found within past 7 days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Des Moines DSM Flight Information

Traveling ToDes Moines
Destination Airport IATA CodeDSM
Number of Airlines Serving1
AirlinesFrontier Airlines, United, American Airlines, Delta
Flight Price$105
Earliest Departing FlightAA 5059 4:50PM CDT 4:50PM CDT
Latest Departing FlightAA 5059 May 25 4:50PM CDT

Flights Review

Mar 16, 2020

Since we flew Frontier, we paid extra for carryon. Seats were not as comfortable as past experiences with Delta, but staff were very nice, flights were smooth, and we had no difficulty.

Feb 29, 2020

Wait times at immigration were very long.

Feb 4, 2020

gate agent helped me get seated next to my travel companion. overall United has got so much better!

Jan 29, 2020

One of my easiest travel experiences ever.

Jan 26, 2020

Delta pilot and attendants all very friendly, helpful and respectful.

Jan 17, 2020

Was suppiosed to have a wheelchair available @ Des Moines arrival & no one was at the gate when I arrived...another passenger helped me get to an elevator to get to baggage claim. Disappointing.

Jan 12, 2020

Only negative was really narrow seats. Squished between two large guys

Jan 3, 2020

My husband recently had knee surgery and is not fully recovered so it is very painful for him to walk and he is quite slow. I called ahead for a wheelchair, which we needed especially for a somewhat tight connection in Houston. I appreciated that we were switched to a seat on the plane closer to the front of the plane with extra leg room. This made it much easier for him. But we had trouble connecting with the wheel chair assistance. When we initially got to the Austin airport the clerk at the check-in gate said she would call the wheel chair. We waited about 15 minutes and then just decided to walk because we felt we should get to the gate. It takes my husband a long time to get through security because of his new knee implant and walking is still painful and he is slow. But it wasn't too far so we made it ok. Then when we got to Houston, instead of a wheel chair we were told there was a cart at the top of the jet way. There was a cart parked but no driver in sight. Luckily, another cart drove by that had some room and the driver happened to be going in our direction and allowed us to ride with him. I did appreciate the efforts to provide assistance and especially the seat near the front of the plane, but felt the wheel chair connections and timing could have been better. Thank you.

Jan 2, 2020

Seats are not comfortable

Dec 30, 2019

The lines at Denver International Airport were unbelievably long for check in and security. I almost missed my flight. This created extreme anxiety and was unnecessary.

Dec 28, 2019

When we landed in Des Moines, we sat , waiting ,at least 20 minutes for someone to bring the ramp to the plane!! They would not answer the phone, the pilot said!!! This is very poor service. And the baggage was another half hour wait for anyone with a checked bag. At 11:30 pm, we were all ready to get home, not wait an hour ,sitting in Des Moines airport!!! Please correct this problem!!!

Dec 13, 2019

Everything good

Visiting Des Moines

The capital of Iowa, Des Moines, offers much to its visitors. If you are looking for cheap flights to Des Moines, can provide a deep discount on travel to this Midwest gem. Flights into the city are more affordable than ever; paired with all there is to see and do, it is a great destination for any traveler.

Airports in Des Moines

TheDes Moines International Airport is the main airport serving the city. Located approximately 4 miles southwest of the city center, this airport is a joint civil-military facility. More than 10 airlines fly in and out of the airport, serving nearly two million passengers each year. Upon arriving at the Des Moines International Airport, many transportation options are available to take you to your destination within the city. Taxi service is available from the airport and throughout the city, and bus service through Des Moines Area Regional Transit is also available. Rental cars are available at the airport and will provide, by far, the most convenient means of transport during your visit.

Attractions in Des Moines

In addition to its notoriety as a kingpin of the United States' presidential election process, Des Moines boasts a rich history and culture. The State Capitol Building and the Historical Society of Iowa Museum both offer tours to visitors. The city offers many cultural activities, such as the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Des Moines Art Center and the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. If you love nature, the Des Moines Botanical Center, the Great Ape Trust and the Blank Park Zoo offer visitors impressive tours. Summer festivals, such as the Des Moines Art Festival and the Iowa State Fair, are also plentiful in Des Moines. Summers can be quite hot and humid in the city, with temperatures reaching into the mid-80s and regularly occurring afternoon thunderstorms. Winters are quite cold, with temperatures averaging 14 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Unless you are looking to experience one of the festivals offered in summertime, spring or autumn may provide the most comfortable weather for visiting.

Plan Your Visit Now

With so much to offer visitors, Des Moines is a great destination for everyone. offers cheap flights to Des Moines from many domestic cities; you can even book your hotel and rental car at a discount through's easy-to-use website. Plan your next trip today and enjoy everything this Midwest city has to offer.

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