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How long does a flight from Des Moines to London take?
An average nonstop flight takes 11h 34m, covering a distance of 4190 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to London?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Virgin Atlantic ($776), KLM ($897) and Delta ($932).
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and London?
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Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$776
only
$776
Destination
London
$776
only
$776
$1095
only
$1095
Wed, Jan 10
DSM
LHR
12h 50m
Fri, Jan 12
LHR
DSM
13h 15m
Trip: 3 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 962 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.3

The crew was the best part of my experience, super nice and accomodating

the wifi had subpar performance

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

I like flying Virgin whether Australia or Atlantic!

Just a little bit more leg room.

LHR
BOS
Excellent 8.0

The crew was excellent. Flight was quite comfortable. Nice attention to service

I would have appreciated another round of hot drinks.

BWI
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

The crew was rude.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Crew was very nice helpful and attentionate Entertainment had plenty of variety maybe not so many new movies but enough to find one you have not seen or classic you could watch again Food was good

We weighted our hand luggage at the counter and then they ask again during boarding little confusing

Tue, Mar 13
DSM
LHR
19h 55m
Thu, Mar 22
LHR
DSM
17h 37m
Trip: 10 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1540 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
JNB
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Good multi media access and content

JNB
AMS
Excellent 9.6

Comfort economy well worth the extra.

FCO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Flight crew was pleasant and attentive. Seats were comfortable for economy as well. We were allowed to check in extra baggage for free at check in which really helped since we would be catching a connecting flight in Amsterdam

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.6

old plane, tight and uncomfortable

KRK
AMS
Mediocre 3.0

Flight way delayed 3 hours. Staff gave no information and wouldn't help rebook us onto other flights. They gave us food vouchers 2 minutes before we finally boarded, so we couldn't use them. The food on the plane had spoiled so we were all starving on the flight, and we all missed our connections. Horrible experience and wouldn't fly with KLM again.

Sun, Apr 8
DSM
LHR
11h 34m
Sun, Apr 15
LHR
DSM
13h 42m
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
LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

JFK
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

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

AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked.

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.

Tue, Apr 24
DSM
LHR
18h 10m
Fri, May 4
LHR
DSM
27h 20m
Trip: 11 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 20263 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
MSP
YYZ
Excellent 8.6

Crew and flight were great

Not great food, but that's ok.

YVR
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I had an episode of anxiety over very minor turbulence which I sometimes get and both ladies who happened to be on duty were very reassuring and sympathetic to me. I had my 6 year old daughter also on the plane who is not anxious at all, so I was able to speak to one of the staff in French so as not to transfer my anxiety to my daughter who doesn't understand French. This was great. Over half way through the flight they gave me some earphones and suggested I watch a movie. This helped so much.

NRT
YVR
Excellent 10.0

Nothing to complain

YYZ
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Meh

Meh

FLL
YYZ
Good 6.6

left on time, arrived on time Good communicatiion from captain

Staff in economy not very friendly Very long wait for baggage

Tue, Jun 12
DSM
LHR
15h 55m
Tue, Jun 19
LHR
DSM
12h 06m
$1054
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 10
DSM
LGW
18h 51m
Wed, Jan 17
LGW
DSM
21h 26m
$1095
Trip: 8 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 3905 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
SFO
DUB
Good 7.6

The economy seats are more comfortable than average transatlantic flights on other airlines, albeit far from perfect. The meal was nicer too. The crew both onboard and on land was nice and attentive.

The entertainment system is slow and the selection of films to watch could be better.

BCN
DUB
Excellent 10.0

The plane was night. The flight was exceptionally smooth. The crew was very pleasant.

DUB
LHR
Good 7.0

Was part of my international flight

Was part of my international flight

FCO
DUB
Good 7.3

Only water was free on inter EU FLIGHT and AL made it,inconvenient

DUB
BOS
Okay 5.0

The destination, the time and direct flight.

When I got to check in at the airport I found out I had to pay $100 per bag. This was never told to me when booking. I was also made aware that if I had booked my bag when I checked in on line each bag would have been 75$ . Of course I hadn't checked in on line and this was a huge surprise.

Wed, Mar 14
DSM
LHR
14h 15m
Thu, Mar 22
LHR
DSM
19h 12m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1540 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
JFK
AMS
Good 7.6

Two hours delay in the start.

KRK
AMS
Mediocre 3.0

Flight way delayed 3 hours. Staff gave no information and wouldn't help rebook us onto other flights. They gave us food vouchers 2 minutes before we finally boarded, so we couldn't use them. The food on the plane had spoiled so we were all starving on the flight, and we all missed our connections. Horrible experience and wouldn't fly with KLM again.

AMS
IAH
Excellent 8.6

Old airplane with not really comfy seats. No outlets for charging devices. Very old entertainment screen.

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.6

old plane, tight and uncomfortable

AMS
ATL
Good 7.0

newer plane, good staff

need better and more food options, more often

Thu, Mar 1
DSM
LHR
12h 20m
Fri, Mar 9
LHR
DSM
12h 07m
Trip: 9 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 962 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.3

The crew was the best part of my experience, super nice and accomodating

the wifi had subpar performance

CHC
BNE
Excellent 9.6

The crew were very friendly and attentive through out flight.

BWI
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

The crew was rude.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Very polite and helpful staff.

MEL
LAX
Good 7.3

in flight experience is above average

The computer system really needs a lot of improvement. We were checking in with our infant daughter and it took 50 minutes to check in with a senior person helping the check in person and phone calls to their technical assistance. We were told an infant is difficult in their system, and our dual national daughter was another layer of complication.

Sat, Apr 21
DSM
LHR
12h 13m
Wed, May 2
LHR
DSM
13h 19m
Trip: 12 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
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

JFK
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

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

Sun, Mar 18
DSM
LHR
11h 46m
Thu, Mar 29
LHR
DSM
18h 02m
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1540 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
AMS
PRG
Excellent 10.0

Equally friendly crew and experience. It was complimented by the time we got to spend in the fantastic KLM lounge while we waited for the flight.

Nothing!

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

From pre-boarding, to boarding, to the food, and the attentiveness, everything was top notch! The cleanliness of the plane was only topped by the friendliness of the crew.

The flight was marked at almost 11hrs but ended up being only 9...not a negative other than it meant not spending as much time on board!

AMS
IAH
Excellent 8.6

Old airplane with not really comfy seats. No outlets for charging devices. Very old entertainment screen.

SFO
AMS
Okay 5.0

Crew was very helpful.food

Food was not upto the mark.

KRK
AMS
Mediocre 3.0

Flight way delayed 3 hours. Staff gave no information and wouldn't help rebook us onto other flights. They gave us food vouchers 2 minutes before we finally boarded, so we couldn't use them. The food on the plane had spoiled so we were all starving on the flight, and we all missed our connections. Horrible experience and wouldn't fly with KLM again.

Fri, Mar 16
DSM
LHR
14h 00m
Tue, Mar 27
LHR
DSM
12h 12m
Trip: 12 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 962 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LAX
LHR
Good 6.0

good plane and timing

meal was not served according to the request and no sound support from the staff

LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.3

The crew was the best part of my experience, super nice and accomodating

the wifi had subpar performance

LHR
BOS
Excellent 8.0

The crew was excellent. Flight was quite comfortable. Nice attention to service

I would have appreciated another round of hot drinks.

MEL
LAX
Good 7.3

in flight experience is above average

The computer system really needs a lot of improvement. We were checking in with our infant daughter and it took 50 minutes to check in with a senior person helping the check in person and phone calls to their technical assistance. We were told an infant is difficult in their system, and our dual national daughter was another layer of complication.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Crew was very nice helpful and attentionate Entertainment had plenty of variety maybe not so many new movies but enough to find one you have not seen or classic you could watch again Food was good

We weighted our hand luggage at the counter and then they ask again during boarding little confusing

Mon, Apr 30
DSM
LHR
11h 40m
Fri, May 11
LHR
DSM
11h 45m
Trip: 12 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
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.

JFK
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

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

ATL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime.

ZAG
CDG
Good 6.0

Old plane, bad food & old crew

GSO
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Plane nice and comfortable

Mon, Mar 19
DSM
LHR
13h 11m
Thu, Mar 29
LHR
DSM
18h 02m
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1540 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

From pre-boarding, to boarding, to the food, and the attentiveness, everything was top notch! The cleanliness of the plane was only topped by the friendliness of the crew.

The flight was marked at almost 11hrs but ended up being only 9...not a negative other than it meant not spending as much time on board!

ABZ
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Thankful for coffee being served without charge. Not all airlines do that.

AMS
IAH
Excellent 8.6

Old airplane with not really comfy seats. No outlets for charging devices. Very old entertainment screen.

JNB
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Good multi media access and content

JFK
AMS
Good 7.6

Two hours delay in the start.

Sat, Mar 17
DSM
LHR
16h 15m
Wed, Mar 28
LHR
DSM
12h 12m
Trip: 12 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 962 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Crew was very nice helpful and attentionate Entertainment had plenty of variety maybe not so many new movies but enough to find one you have not seen or classic you could watch again Food was good

We weighted our hand luggage at the counter and then they ask again during boarding little confusing

DTW
LHR
Good 7.6

Excellent entertainment options, out stewardess was fantastic.

Cramped seats.

CHC
BNE
Excellent 9.6

The crew were very friendly and attentive through out flight.

SFO
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was cancelled .

MEL
LAX
Good 6.6

The flight crew from the mel to lax route were excellent. One was especially attentive to my 2 toddlers and gave me a bit of a break, something that has NEVER happened in over 40 flights traveling with children.

I think something was broken in our section (mel to lax) as it was uncomfortably hot and the flight crew tried to get it cooler but could not. I’ve never experienced a flight that was too hot, usually the opposite. It was stifling.

Thu, Apr 26
DSM
LHR
11h 40m
Mon, May 7
LHR
DSM
11h 45m
Trip: 12 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
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

ATL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime.

JFK
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

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

DEN
ATL
Excellent 8.6

On two of the legs of the trip they notice I was a tall person with long legs and upgraded me to seats with more leg room!! I didn't even ask. Thank you.

On the way back there were open seats with extra leg room and I asked the gate attendant if it was possible to switch my seat to one with more room and they said they only could if I paid extra.

Tue, Mar 20
DSM
LHR
13h 45m
Thu, Mar 29
LHR
DSM
18h 02m
Trip: 10 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1540 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
ABZ
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Thankful for coffee being served without charge. Not all airlines do that.

AMS
IAH
Excellent 8.6

Old airplane with not really comfy seats. No outlets for charging devices. Very old entertainment screen.

JNB
AMS
Excellent 9.6

Comfort economy well worth the extra.

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.6

old plane, tight and uncomfortable

AMS
ATL
Good 7.0

newer plane, good staff

need better and more food options, more often

Wed, May 2
DSM
LHR
11h 40m
Sun, May 13
LHR
DSM
16h 07m
Trip: 12 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 962 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Crew was very nice helpful and attentionate Entertainment had plenty of variety maybe not so many new movies but enough to find one you have not seen or classic you could watch again Food was good

We weighted our hand luggage at the counter and then they ask again during boarding little confusing

LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.3

The crew was the best part of my experience, super nice and accomodating

the wifi had subpar performance

LAX
LHR
Good 6.0

good plane and timing

meal was not served according to the request and no sound support from the staff

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Very polite and helpful staff.

MEL
LAX
Good 7.3

in flight experience is above average

The computer system really needs a lot of improvement. We were checking in with our infant daughter and it took 50 minutes to check in with a senior person helping the check in person and phone calls to their technical assistance. We were told an infant is difficult in their system, and our dual national daughter was another layer of complication.

Wed, Mar 21
DSM
LHR
19h 55m
Thu, Mar 29
LHR
DSM
18h 02m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1540 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
JNB
AMS
Excellent 9.6

Comfort economy well worth the extra.

SFO
AMS
Okay 5.0

Crew was very helpful.food

Food was not upto the mark.

FCO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Flight crew was pleasant and attentive. Seats were comfortable for economy as well. We were allowed to check in extra baggage for free at check in which really helped since we would be catching a connecting flight in Amsterdam

KRK
AMS
Mediocre 3.0

Flight way delayed 3 hours. Staff gave no information and wouldn't help rebook us onto other flights. They gave us food vouchers 2 minutes before we finally boarded, so we couldn't use them. The food on the plane had spoiled so we were all starving on the flight, and we all missed our connections. Horrible experience and wouldn't fly with KLM again.

AMS
IAH
Excellent 8.6

Old airplane with not really comfy seats. No outlets for charging devices. Very old entertainment screen.

Sun, Apr 1
DSM
LHR
13h 55m
Thu, Apr 12
LHR
DSM
15h 50m
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1540 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
JFK
AMS
Good 7.6

Two hours delay in the start.

AMS
ATL
Good 7.0

newer plane, good staff

need better and more food options, more often

JNB
AMS
Excellent 9.6

Comfort economy well worth the extra.

SFO
AMS
Okay 5.0

Crew was very helpful.food

Food was not upto the mark.

AMS
PRG
Excellent 10.0

Equally friendly crew and experience. It was complimented by the time we got to spend in the fantastic KLM lounge while we waited for the flight.

Nothing!

Mon, Apr 2
DSM
LHR
19h 20m
Thu, Apr 12
LHR
DSM
16h 47m
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1540 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
JFK
AMS
Good 7.6

Two hours delay in the start.

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.6

old plane, tight and uncomfortable

AMS
ATL
Good 7.0

newer plane, good staff

need better and more food options, more often

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

From pre-boarding, to boarding, to the food, and the attentiveness, everything was top notch! The cleanliness of the plane was only topped by the friendliness of the crew.

The flight was marked at almost 11hrs but ended up being only 9...not a negative other than it meant not spending as much time on board!

FCO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Flight crew was pleasant and attentive. Seats were comfortable for economy as well. We were allowed to check in extra baggage for free at check in which really helped since we would be catching a connecting flight in Amsterdam

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