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$408
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$333
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How long does a flight from Albuquerque to Des Moines take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 59m, covering a distance of 832 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Albuquerque to Des Moines?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($219), Multiple Airlines ($280) and American Airlines ($290).
Do I need a passport to fly between Albuquerque and Des Moines?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Albuquerque to Des Moines?
For Albuquerque to Des Moines, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Albuquerque, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Albuquerque
$219
only
$219
Destination
Des Moines
$219
only
$219
Sat, Feb 24
ABQ
DSM
17h 58m
Tue, Feb 27
DSM
ABQ
8h 59m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

Tue, Apr 10
ABQ
DSM
4h 12m
Wed, May 16
DSM
ABQ
5h 27m
Trip: 37 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 11
ABQ
DSM
6h 35m
Thu, May 17
DSM
ABQ
7h 14m
Trip: 37 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

Sun, Apr 15
ABQ
DSM
4h 12m
Fri, May 18
DSM
ABQ
4h 08m
Trip: 34 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

ORD
FLL
Okay 4.6

Flew First Class from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. The food was a banana and the seat in front of me was broken and when it went back, it was in my lap. No one seemed to care..

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

Wed, Apr 11
ABQ
DSM
5h 22m
Thu, May 17
DSM
ABQ
7h 40m
Trip: 37 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

LAX
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Had to sit in the middle row and I wasn’t given the option to get an aisle sit during check in.

No flexibility for seats

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

Wed, Apr 11
ABQ
DSM
4h 12m
Wed, May 16
DSM
ABQ
5h 01m
Trip: 36 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 12
ABQ
DSM
5h 00m
Wed, May 16
DSM
ABQ
7h 03m
Trip: 35 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

DFW
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Easy and quick boarding. Excellwnt service in first class. Comfortable ride.

Nothing. Excellent travel experience.

Wed, Apr 11
ABQ
DSM
4h 12m
Wed, May 16
DSM
ABQ
5h 01m
Trip: 36 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Apr 15
ABQ
DSM
4h 12m
Wed, May 16
DSM
ABQ
5h 53m
Trip: 32 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

DSM
DEN
Excellent 8.0

I had to check my carry on from DEN to DSM because flight was full which I was told I could pickup at gate.. at the gate the TSA agent was very rude to me as I was confused as where my bag was, which I had to to baggage claim.

Mon, Apr 16
ABQ
DSM
6h 38m
Wed, May 16
DSM
ABQ
5h 01m
Trip: 31 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

Sat, Apr 14
ABQ
DSM
6h 38m
Sat, May 12
DSM
ABQ
4h 16m
Trip: 29 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jun 12
ABQ
DSM
4h 49m
Wed, Jun 20
DSM
ABQ
4h 29m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

ORD
FLL
Okay 4.6

Flew First Class from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. The food was a banana and the seat in front of me was broken and when it went back, it was in my lap. No one seemed to care..

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

Tue, Apr 17
ABQ
DSM
6h 38m
Thu, May 17
DSM
ABQ
7h 14m
Trip: 31 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

Tue, Apr 17
ABQ
DSM
4h 12m
Wed, May 16
DSM
ABQ
5h 27m
Trip: 30 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jun 13
ABQ
DSM
4h 49m
Wed, Jun 20
DSM
ABQ
4h 29m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.6

more room in the seats

movie choices were meh, but I guess that's a personal preference

Wed, Apr 18
ABQ
DSM
6h 35m
Thu, May 17
DSM
ABQ
7h 14m
Trip: 30 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

Wed, Apr 18
ABQ
DSM
4h 12m
Wed, May 16
DSM
ABQ
5h 27m
Trip: 29 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 13
ABQ
DSM
9h 16m
Sun, May 13
DSM
ABQ
4h 56m
Trip: 31 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

LAX
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Had to sit in the middle row and I wasn’t given the option to get an aisle sit during check in.

No flexibility for seats

MSP
CLT
Excellent 10.0

It was great because I was able to get an aisle seat.

Like it all

Wed, Apr 11
ABQ
DSM
5h 00m
Fri, May 18
DSM
ABQ
7h 03m
Trip: 38 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

Mon, Jun 11
ABQ
DSM
3h 59m
Wed, Jun 20
DSM
ABQ
4h 05m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

DSM
DEN
Excellent 8.0

I had to check my carry on from DEN to DSM because flight was full which I was told I could pickup at gate.. at the gate the TSA agent was very rude to me as I was confused as where my bag was, which I had to to baggage claim.

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

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Flights Arrive in Des Moines
Flights Depart from Albuquerque
Flight Price $219
Distance 832 miles
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