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How long does a flight from Columbia Metropolitan Airport to Des Moines take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 34m, covering a distance of 861 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Columbia Metropolitan Airport to Des Moines?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Delta ($373), Multiple Airlines ($465) and American Airlines ($527).
Do I need a passport to fly between Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Des Moines?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Columbia Metropolitan Airport to Des Moines?
For Columbia Metropolitan Airport to Des Moines, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Columbia Metropolitan Airport, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Columbia
$373
only
$373
Destination
Des Moines
$373
only
$373
Fri, Apr 6
CAE
DSM
6h 20m
Mon, Apr 9
DSM
CAE
6h 36m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight movie was very much appreciated.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

Sun, Mar 11
CAE
DSM
5h 17m
Mon, Mar 12
DSM
CAE
6h 35m
Trip: 1 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 27
CAE
DSM
6h 46m
Mon, Mar 5
DSM
CAE
4h 36m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28339 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
BCN
JFK
Okay 5.6

We booked american because it was a direct flight. No explanation was given for the switch. Then we almost missed our connection because we sat on the tarmak in Barcelona for an hour. Again no explanation . Very stressful and irritating.

Having the flight switched from a direct to transferring in Madrid.

DFW
CMH
Excellent 8.0

Smooth takeoff and landing. The seats were comfortable for a 3 hour flight.

Stuffy on the plane. This might not be the airline’s problem but it was hot and the air vent didn’t cool me down.

DTW
MIA
Excellent 8.0

Easy check in.

Service staff was friendly enough; maybe I’m used to southwest. As someone who is anxious to fly smiling faces are always appreciate.

CLT
RSW
Excellent 10.0

No free wifi

PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

Mon, Feb 26
CAE
DSM
4h 34m
Sat, Mar 3
DSM
CAE
4h 18m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54708 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
IAD
Mediocre 3.3

Can’t think of anything nice to say...

On a cross-country flight from San Francisco to DC, you would think United could provide more than one snack option that is void of any nutritional value, and perhaps they could provide alternatives for their patrons with allergies. Is fresh fruit really too much to ask for on a 6-7 hour flight??

COS
DEN
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing.

Delayed flights leading to incredibly tight connection times, staff inconsistent with messaging re the source of the delay, zero compassion for customers, offering $700-$1,400 to get off the plane when you charge $200 to change a flight 2 weeks in advance is especially galling! Will not fly with United again whenever there is a viable alternative to my destination.

SAN
SFO
Okay 5.3

The crew was very nice

It was a short flight. Didn’t dislike anything other than paying for TV/movies.

SFO
PHL
Mediocre 2.3

Crew was nice

I hated my seat. Last row. Seat didn’t recline. Right next to the bathroom. That should not even be a row for passengers!

ORD
CVG
Good 6.0

My checked luggage didn’t make it to cincinnati

Sat, Jun 30
CAE
DSM
4h 44m
Sat, Jul 14
DSM
CAE
4h 46m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

ATL
DCA
Good 6.6

The movie availability was very much appreciated.

Although my TSA Pre check number was on my flight coming into Atlanta, it wss not on my fight leaving Atlanta. That caused me to arrive at my gate 5 mins before boarding time and prevented me from having time to eat breakfast before my flight.

DTW
RSW
Excellent 9.6

Free movies. Clean and modern look to airplane.

Could not get wifi to work.

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

Fri, Jun 22
CAE
DSM
7h 14m
Mon, Jun 25
DSM
CAE
4h 46m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

DTW
RSW
Excellent 9.6

Free movies. Clean and modern look to airplane.

Could not get wifi to work.

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

CUN
ATL
Good 7.0

Staff was friendly. Flight was smooth.

Media kept freezing. They had to reboot the system several times.

ATL
DCA
Good 6.6

The movie availability was very much appreciated.

Although my TSA Pre check number was on my flight coming into Atlanta, it wss not on my fight leaving Atlanta. That caused me to arrive at my gate 5 mins before boarding time and prevented me from having time to eat breakfast before my flight.

Tue, Feb 27
CAE
DSM
6h 46m
Tue, Mar 6
DSM
CAE
4h 40m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jul 1
CAE
DSM
5h 24m
Sat, Jul 7
DSM
CAE
4h 46m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

DTW
RSW
Excellent 9.6

Free movies. Clean and modern look to airplane.

Could not get wifi to work.

DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight movie was very much appreciated.

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

Wed, Feb 28
CAE
DSM
4h 45m
Tue, Mar 6
DSM
CAE
4h 40m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
CAE
DSM
5h 42m
Mon, Mar 5
DSM
CAE
4h 36m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28339 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
SAT
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Smooth takeoff and landing. The seats were comfortable for a 3 hour flight.

Nothing to complain about. I was satisfied with this flight.

BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

CLT
RSW
Excellent 10.0

No free wifi

PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

Thu, Mar 1
CAE
DSM
6h 22m
Tue, Mar 6
DSM
CAE
6h 35m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 1
CAE
DSM
6h 22m
Sat, Mar 3
DSM
CAE
4h 44m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28339 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

BCN
JFK
Okay 5.6

We booked american because it was a direct flight. No explanation was given for the switch. Then we almost missed our connection because we sat on the tarmak in Barcelona for an hour. Again no explanation . Very stressful and irritating.

Having the flight switched from a direct to transferring in Madrid.

DTW
MIA
Excellent 8.0

Easy check in.

Service staff was friendly enough; maybe I’m used to southwest. As someone who is anxious to fly smiling faces are always appreciate.

PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

TUS
CLT
Excellent 10.0

No free wifi

Fri, Mar 2
CAE
DSM
4h 45m
Tue, Mar 6
DSM
CAE
4h 40m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 2
CAE
DSM
4h 45m
Mon, Mar 5
DSM
CAE
4h 36m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28339 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

DFW
CMH
Excellent 8.0

Smooth takeoff and landing. The seats were comfortable for a 3 hour flight.

Stuffy on the plane. This might not be the airline’s problem but it was hot and the air vent didn’t cool me down.

BCN
JFK
Okay 5.6

We booked american because it was a direct flight. No explanation was given for the switch. Then we almost missed our connection because we sat on the tarmak in Barcelona for an hour. Again no explanation . Very stressful and irritating.

Having the flight switched from a direct to transferring in Madrid.

ORD
CLE
Excellent 10.0

It was a very good fight

I didn't like the fact that the gate kept on changed 3-4 times and that it was delayed for an hour

DTW
MIA
Excellent 8.0

Easy check in.

Service staff was friendly enough; maybe I’m used to southwest. As someone who is anxious to fly smiling faces are always appreciate.

Sat, Mar 3
CAE
DSM
6h 46m
Tue, Mar 6
DSM
CAE
4h 40m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 3
CAE
DSM
6h 22m
Mon, Mar 5
DSM
CAE
4h 36m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28339 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

PHL
SFO
Good 7.6

Tight connection! The airlines need to Realize that a 2 hour layover is NOT enough when you have to go through immigration, customs, and security before making your next flight!

SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

TUS
CLT
Excellent 10.0

No free wifi

Thu, Mar 1
CAE
DSM
4h 49m
Fri, Mar 2
DSM
CAE
4h 40m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

DTW
SLC
Okay 5.3

Its a 3.5 hr flight. No charging outlets available. Food options very limited by the time they got to me, row 26. No in -seat entertainment screen. Hard seats.

DTW
RSW
Excellent 9.6

Free movies. Clean and modern look to airplane.

Could not get wifi to work.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt

Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved.

Tue, Feb 27
CAE
DSM
6h 46m
Sat, Mar 3
DSM
CAE
5h 50m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28339 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

ORD
CLE
Excellent 10.0

It was a very good fight

I didn't like the fact that the gate kept on changed 3-4 times and that it was delayed for an hour

TUS
CLT
Excellent 10.0

No free wifi

SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

Sun, Feb 25
CAE
DSM
5h 15m
Tue, Mar 6
DSM
CAE
4h 40m
Trip: 10 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DTW
RSW
Excellent 9.6

Free movies. Clean and modern look to airplane.

Could not get wifi to work.

ATL
DCA
Good 6.6

The movie availability was very much appreciated.

Although my TSA Pre check number was on my flight coming into Atlanta, it wss not on my fight leaving Atlanta. That caused me to arrive at my gate 5 mins before boarding time and prevented me from having time to eat breakfast before my flight.

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

DTW
SLC
Okay 5.3

Its a 3.5 hr flight. No charging outlets available. Food options very limited by the time they got to me, row 26. No in -seat entertainment screen. Hard seats.

Wed, Feb 28
CAE
DSM
6h 46m
Sun, Mar 4
DSM
CAE
4h 36m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28339 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
SAT
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Smooth takeoff and landing. The seats were comfortable for a 3 hour flight.

Nothing to complain about. I was satisfied with this flight.

BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

CLT
RSW
Excellent 10.0

No free wifi

SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

PHL
SFO
Good 7.6

Tight connection! The airlines need to Realize that a 2 hour layover is NOT enough when you have to go through immigration, customs, and security before making your next flight!

Columbia Metropolitan Airport to Des Moines Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Des Moines
Flights Depart from Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Flight Price $373
Distance 861 miles
Airlines Delta, American Airlines, United
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