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Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
November
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$2183
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$1762
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Des Moines to Cancun

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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from Des Moines to Cancun was found 52 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 1% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Des Moines to Cancun Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to Cancun take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 34m, covering a distance of 1470 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Cancun?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($343), Delta ($350) and United ($359).
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and Cancun?
Yes.

Book cheap flights from Des Moines to Cancun (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$343
only
$343
Destination
Cancun
$343
only
$343
Thu, Feb 8
DSM
CUN
11h 25m
Mon, Feb 12
CUN
DSM
22h 44m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

Wed, Jan 10
DSM
CUN
7h 33m
Wed, Jan 17
CUN
DSM
7h 33m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

The staff is very friendly. Most pleasant airline I've flown with.

ATL
ABE
Okay 4.0

Long wait for de-Icing. Got on and off the plane 3 times. First wait was 1 hour, but plane aborted takeoff. Second plane waited at gate with all aboard for 2-1/2 hours and never got slot and de-planed. Third plane waited 1-1/2 hours for de-Icing and finally we were headed home. Arrived 8.5 hours after schedule.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

SEA
LAX
Okay 5.3

Mu seat!

My baggage took for to long to arrive

GSO
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Plane nice and comfortable

Sat, Jan 6
DSM
CUN
8h 35m
Thu, Jan 11
CUN
DSM
8h 02m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52353 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
FLL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

no aisle seat

RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Waiting

SLC
ORD
Good 6.0

Flight attendants seemed completely unwilling to accommodate any requests outside of their "service time".

IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

EWR
BTV
Excellent 10.0

All the effort to make my need for wheelchair problem free

Thu, Feb 8
DSM
CUN
16h 35m
Fri, Feb 9
CUN
DSM
7h 02m
Trip: 2 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

Smooth operation, on time

Seat pitch on the plane unbelievably cramped. When seats are so close that if you drop something on the floor you have to be a contortionist to get it, you know it's a problem NEVER fly the 787-900 economy.

CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

CLT
SJU
Mediocre 3.3

Direct flight

Horrible customer service, excessive baggage fees, rude counter staff, no leg room, narrow seats

Thu, Mar 15
DSM
CUN
11h 25m
Wed, Mar 21
CUN
DSM
8h 45m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 14
DSM
CUN
6h 40m
Fri, Apr 20
CUN
DSM
10h 42m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
SFO
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time. Comfortable seat. Courteous crew. Easy transfer.

YUL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

First time flyer with American airlines and the service was impeccable

Nothing to dislike

ATL
CLT
Excellent 9.6

The flight was late

LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.2

Easy and efficient boarding for a busy flight. Efficient, attentive and intuitive cabin crew. Good in-flight entertainment and facilities.

The aircraft was extremely cold throughout the duration of the flight. Of all of the long haul airlines I've flown with, I find that American Airlines offers the least leg room.

BNA
DFW
Good 7.3

Everything else

Sun, Mar 18
DSM
CUN
11h 25m
Sat, Mar 24
CUN
DSM
22h 39m
Trip: 7 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Website would not let me check in the day before or the morning or my flight. There was an error every time and I almost got to the end once. I could not change the time of my transportation and arrived 10 minutes past the check in deadline (an hour prior to the flight taking off). I was refused access to the flight and offered a flight 5 hours later. The staff was rude and not helpful. I had heard negative things about Frontier and now I know why.

IAD
LAS
Good 6.3

They gave me and someone else the same seat luckily it wasn’t a packed flight and was able to move to a row that was empty

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

Wed, Mar 7
DSM
CUN
8h 50m
Tue, Mar 13
CUN
DSM
8h 37m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52353 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
MIA
ORD
Excellent 9.0

That it got me to Paris safe

No outlets to charge your phone, and the tv played the same movie over and over. The meals were also cheap. Didn't like any of them. Should have flown southwest or delta.

RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Waiting

FLL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

no aisle seat

IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

LHR
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Fortunately as a passenger the economy flight area was very spacious due to low numbers of passengers. Which provided a comfortable seating space.

The entertainment could and been a little more variable in the film range provided. But generally overall I had a excellent flight. Food was good. Crew were very good and I would definitely consider flying United on my next visit out and recommend that my family did. Thank you United.

Wed, Jun 13
DSM
CUN
15h 46m
Wed, Jun 20
CUN
DSM
7h 01m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.2

Easy and efficient boarding for a busy flight. Efficient, attentive and intuitive cabin crew. Good in-flight entertainment and facilities.

The aircraft was extremely cold throughout the duration of the flight. Of all of the long haul airlines I've flown with, I find that American Airlines offers the least leg room.

YUL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

First time flyer with American airlines and the service was impeccable

Nothing to dislike

CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

CLT
SJU
Mediocre 3.3

Direct flight

Horrible customer service, excessive baggage fees, rude counter staff, no leg room, narrow seats

ATL
CLT
Excellent 9.6

The flight was late

Fri, Dec 22
DSM
CUN
21h 35m
Mon, Dec 25
CUN
DSM
15h 15m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52353 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Boarding quickly

No PED was available didn’t have anything for entertainment if you weren’t buying it seems every thing available for 3 hour flight and flight was scheduled for 2 hours and 55 minutes No snacks made available came thru once had a small bag of pretzels cup of coffee and never came back

ATL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The United pilot we flew that day. did great job. we arrive safe to the distination despite of the climate condition. im happy for the service.so far im satified..

the delayed flight this time almost cause us to lost our next flight in chicago. thats what i dont like. wish this wont happen next time..

SLC
ORD
Good 6.0

Flight attendants seemed completely unwilling to accommodate any requests outside of their "service time".

MIA
ORD
Excellent 9.0

That it got me to Paris safe

No outlets to charge your phone, and the tv played the same movie over and over. The meals were also cheap. Didn't like any of them. Should have flown southwest or delta.

FLL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

no aisle seat

Mon, Dec 18
DSM
CUN
6h 34m
Mon, Jan 1
CUN
DSM
7h 52m
Trip: 15 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
YUL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

First time flyer with American airlines and the service was impeccable

Nothing to dislike

JFK
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. From the plane to the awful delay and poor service.

Lack of communication. Old plane, no comfort and 6 HOURS DELAYED. Truly disappointed by the airline

ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

ATL
CLT
Excellent 9.6

The flight was late

BNA
DFW
Good 7.3

Everything else

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