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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$377
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$304
or less (round trip)

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The cheapest flight from Des Moines to Charlotte Douglas was found 88 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 1% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Des Moines to Charlotte Douglas Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to Charlotte Douglas take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 18m, covering a distance of 814 miles.
How many flights are there between Des Moines and Charlotte Douglas?
There are 33 (nonstop) flights between Des Moines and Charlotte Douglas per week, averaging 4 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Charlotte Douglas?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($281), American Airlines ($334) and Delta ($415).
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and Charlotte Douglas?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Des Moines and Charlotte Douglas?
American Airlines (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Des Moines to Charlotte Douglas?
For Des Moines to Charlotte Douglas, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Charlotte Douglas back to Des Moines, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$281
only
$281
Destination
Charlotte
$281
only
$281
Sat, Apr 21
DSM
CLT
10h 05m
Sat, Apr 28
CLT
DSM
11h 20m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33589 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
CLE
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

enough space to move around

I dislike that once I got to the airport in Cleveland before boarding schools go to Orlando they charge me $45 for a suitcase that if I would have painted with my ticket it would have been $25 and that's what it told me I had to pay at the airport if I wasn't going to pay it with my ticket it was only $25 not $45 so they charge me $45 and then when I went to board the plane to go in they tried to charge me $45 for a backpack that fits under the seat and wasn't a carry on then they charge like $3 for a can of soda I don't think I'll ever recommend Frontier to anyone or I would never travel again with them that is ridiculous being a disabled person and being taken advantage of is unacceptable

OMA
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Nice flight. Arrived early.

4.99 for a can of coke???

MIA
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

if you have a hard engagement that you have to make, i hate to say it, but use a bigger airline. These guys are not dependable nyc -> miami. Have had 2 flights cancelled and delayed over 6 hours in the last 6 months. Only one scheduled flight everyday. If you can risk it, fine, but otherwise not worth it.

IAD
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Unorganized, confusing boarding, confusion with seating, unbelievable lines while checking bags. Literally the only redeeming factor was the price.

DEN
RNO
Excellent 8.6

Easy flight with good price.

No one takes cash anymore! Have to pay for all snacks! Not alot of room for broad shoulders.

Fri, Apr 13
DSM
CLT
2h 23m
Mon, Apr 16
CLT
DSM
2h 30m
Trip: 4 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
SAT
Okay 5.6

The flight was so short we did not even get a snack, only an offer of a bottle of water; this was simply due to to short length of the flight. Basic economy had my wife and I 16 rows apart each in a middle seat. I was in the very last seat on the plane. Flight attendants were attentive and surprisingly very nice, legroom is non-existent (same as every flight in plain coach).

High cost to prebook seats was twice what Spirit or Frontier would charge

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

Fri, Feb 2
DSM
CLT
5h 36m
Sun, Feb 4
CLT
DSM
7h 23m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15315 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
BNA
BOS
Mediocre 2.0

Delta staff taking care of rude/beligerant guests first vedore guests patiently/kindly waiting in line ... children watched that behavior and the jerks recieved special treatment. Flight staff ripped up guests boarding pass in face. Staff allowed ys to board plane and put our bags under plane and then crew timed out before take off. Never will use Delta again.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Tudo conforme esperado em um voo da Delta.

Nada a reclamar.

BOS
AUS
Good 6.0

Delayed so I was not home until middle of the night.

TLH
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Ice in the morning in Atlanta and Delta cancels my 6pm flight to Atlanta leaving me no flight home that night.

DFW
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Good service, more leg room than American Airlines.

Everything was good.

Mon, May 14
DSM
CLT
2h 21m
Fri, May 18
CLT
DSM
2h 19m
Trip: 5 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
AUS
Mediocre 2.0

I lost money, I came back a day later wish it wasn’t plan and is NOT ok .

kieytcha@gmail.com

LGA
CLT
Excellent 10.0

We had two medical emergency on board so the flight attendant took care of them really well

They check in my hand carry my whole point of carrying is not to be bother with claing my luggage

TPA
DFW
Good 6.3

Decent boarding group, same snacks, same flight attendants (who were very nice)

My only gripe is that paying for an assigned seat is only allowed 48 hours before takeoff and costs at least $30, twice what Spirit charges to allow you to select a seat during booking, so it is worse. No one watched us to ensure that we didn’t use the overhead bins (a stipulation of the fare) but we did comply anyway. We chose to take our chances and were assigned seats at the gate 16 rows apart and both in the middle seat.

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

Sun, May 20
DSM
CLT
2h 21m
Wed, May 23
CLT
DSM
2h 27m
Trip: 4 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
AUS
Mediocre 2.0

I lost money, I came back a day later wish it wasn’t plan and is NOT ok .

kieytcha@gmail.com

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great flight

BCN
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING !! I lost my flight because in the email I received you all put the wrong airline on it and nobody took responsability for it . I ended up paying $311.00 to get the next flight back to Austin .

In the email it was stated that my first flight was with British Airways, so i wasted time making the wrong line . Only to get to the counter and waste more tome trying to find me in the system to then tell me my flight is with American Airline . I double check my email where it clearly shows: 1st flight-British Airway and 2nd flight-American Airline . This is not acceptable, nobody wants to take responsability for sending me the wrong information in the email. Had I know both of my flights were with American Airline I wouldn’t lost my plane because I would make the right line to begin with .

Fri, Jun 8
DSM
CLT
2h 21m
Tue, Jun 12
CLT
DSM
2h 19m
Trip: 5 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
AUS
Mediocre 2.0

I lost money, I came back a day later wish it wasn’t plan and is NOT ok .

kieytcha@gmail.com

DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

Flight was not full.

Luggage was very late and arrived at the wrong carousel.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

Fri, Jun 22
DSM
CLT
4h 25m
Sat, Jun 30
CLT
DSM
4h 50m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15315 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
TLH
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Ice in the morning in Atlanta and Delta cancels my 6pm flight to Atlanta leaving me no flight home that night.

LGA
FLL
Excellent 8.0

When the passenger in front reclines their seat it was in my face The legroom wasn’t terrible but I had a hard time even reading since it was so close

CUN
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

The crew on board were helpful

Delta staff at airport were unprofessional. They had us spend over an hour traveling to a different TSA line because they closed the line we were in. The other line was a 10 minute drive away. Also our bags did not reach philadelphia when we landed at 3 am.

PDX
JFK
Excellent 8.3

Food

Leg room

BOS
AUS
Good 6.0

Delayed so I was not home until middle of the night.

Thu, Mar 29
DSM
CLT
2h 18m
Sat, Apr 28
CLT
DSM
2h 30m
Trip: 31 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
AUS
Mediocre 2.0

I lost money, I came back a day later wish it wasn’t plan and is NOT ok .

kieytcha@gmail.com

ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

Flight was not full.

Luggage was very late and arrived at the wrong carousel.

DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great flight

Tue, Mar 13
DSM
CLT
2h 19m
Fri, Mar 16
CLT
DSM
4h 53m
Trip: 4 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

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Des Moines to Charlotte Douglas Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 22m
Flights Arrive in Charlotte Douglas
Flights Depart from Des Moines
Flight Price $281
Distance 814 miles
Airlines Frontier, American Airlines, Delta
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