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Des Moines to Los Angeles Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from Des Moines
Flight Price $217
Distance 1,445 miles
Airlines Frontier, United, Delta

Good to Know

Low Season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
8%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$200
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$147
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $146 or less.
The cheapest flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles was found 81 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 43% more expensive 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 Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to Los Angeles take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 5h 56m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($217), Frontier ($232) and United ($294).
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and Los Angeles?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Des Moines to Los Angeles?
For Des Moines to Los Angeles, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Des Moines, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$217
only
$217
Destination
Los Angeles
$217
only
$217
Fri, Aug 24
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
23h 04m
Tue, Aug 28
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
32h 10m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Sep 5
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 35m
Sun, Sep 9
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
15h 49m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,045 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ATL
DEN
Good 6.0

Liked the smooth flight and newness of plane.

Narrow seating. I even upgraded to stretch seating but couldn’t tell! Cranberry juice was $2.99. But the BIG thing is that my luggage never made it onto the plane. Having to change all my plans due to lost luggage. Ugh

OKC
DEN
Excellent 9.5

I liked the fairs. plane was nice friendly crew we did well on the seat Lottery

My wife and I didn't get to sit together No drinks, peanuts

BNA
PHL
Good 6.0

They charged extra for everything. $45 for a checked bag, $3.00 for a can of soda or snacks and up from there.

DEN
DCA
Excellent 8.6

No leg room

SAT
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Easy

Tue, Feb 12
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
8h 37m
Sat, Feb 16
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
5h 15m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 58,789 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
LHR
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Service

Nothing

OKC
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

You had us leaving from Dallas...we were on flight from Houston to Amsterdam

ATL
DEN
Okay 5.6

The ease of boarding the plane.

I did not like that the gate changed and we were not notified by the gate operators, but we did receive a text message 20 minutes after the gate was changed.

BUR
DEN
Okay 4.3

Efficient

Delayed departure; cramped seat; minimal amenities

CMH
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Agent at the gate

My seats changed so my son and I were not sitting together. The agent at the gate was wonderful and got us seated together.

Fri, Sep 21
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 40m
Tue, Sep 25
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
5h 44m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 19,595 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
CUN
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

The schedule was not good and I was needed to take later flight than I ordered.

LGA
TYS
Good 6.8

Although we ended up being stuck on the plane for 2 hours prior to take off due to high volume, weather and as the pilot put it, "possible military activity" the crew kept us informed every step of the way. There was one flight attendant in particular who was so full of energy and made the unfortunate circumstances not so bad. She entertained us and kept us in the loop the entire time as did the pilots. It made the 2 hours not feel so bad which was appreciated.

That we were delayed on the plane for two hours on a small plane but I know it was out of their control.

JFK
MXP
Excellent 8.0

The flight was very smooth and the landing also was very good. The selection of movie are plenty.

PBI
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Boarding was on time; flight departures on time and arrived earlier than expected! Pilot told us exactly what was the status and gave us updates; cabin was well air conditioned; flight attendants were friendly; bags came out very quick! Very nice flight

LAX
TUS
Okay 5.6

The bag service

The flight delays

Mon, Oct 1
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
5h 56m
Mon, Oct 8
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
6h 05m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,045 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ATL
DEN
Good 6.0

Liked the smooth flight and newness of plane.

Narrow seating. I even upgraded to stretch seating but couldn’t tell! Cranberry juice was $2.99. But the BIG thing is that my luggage never made it onto the plane. Having to change all my plans due to lost luggage. Ugh

BNA
PHL
Good 6.0

They charged extra for everything. $45 for a checked bag, $3.00 for a can of soda or snacks and up from there.

PHL
SJU
Okay 5.6

We had an uneventful flight

Didn’t depart until 1055 pm. One hour later than scheduled

DEN
STL
Excellent 8.0

Plane was comfortable and clean

Nothing

MDT
MCO
Good 7.6

No info. Why it was delayed. No apologies. No free drinks, nothing. Delayed 2 hours.

Wed, Nov 7
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 25m
Mon, Nov 12
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
5h 48m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,045 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
RNO
DEN
Good 7.6

Very uncomfortable seats

PHL
SJU
Okay 5.6

We had an uneventful flight

Didn’t depart until 1055 pm. One hour later than scheduled

MDT
MCO
Good 7.6

No info. Why it was delayed. No apologies. No free drinks, nothing. Delayed 2 hours.

RDU
MSY
Good 6.3

Crew was great. Tickets great price

I was surprised to pay for carry on. Raise the price $40 and make it free. All drinks had a cost...$2.99 for juice? Crazy

DEN
LAS
Excellent 8.0

I got the same seats with my kids

That I missed my flight back to Denver and had to pay for a new flight for the next day

Sat, Nov 10
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 02m
Sun, Nov 11
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
15h 39m
Trip: 2 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,045 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
DCA
Excellent 8.6

No leg room

DEN
STL
Excellent 8.0

Plane was comfortable and clean

Nothing

PHL
SJU
Okay 5.6

We had an uneventful flight

Didn’t depart until 1055 pm. One hour later than scheduled

BNA
PHL
Good 6.0

They charged extra for everything. $45 for a checked bag, $3.00 for a can of soda or snacks and up from there.

DEN
LAS
Excellent 8.0

I got the same seats with my kids

That I missed my flight back to Denver and had to pay for a new flight for the next day

Wed, Dec 19
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
7h 36m
Tue, Jan 15
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
6h 24m
Trip: 28 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,045 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
BNA
PHL
Good 6.0

They charged extra for everything. $45 for a checked bag, $3.00 for a can of soda or snacks and up from there.

DEN
LAS
Excellent 8.0

I got the same seats with my kids

That I missed my flight back to Denver and had to pay for a new flight for the next day

ATL
DEN
Good 6.0

Liked the smooth flight and newness of plane.

Narrow seating. I even upgraded to stretch seating but couldn’t tell! Cranberry juice was $2.99. But the BIG thing is that my luggage never made it onto the plane. Having to change all my plans due to lost luggage. Ugh

DEN
SLC
Excellent 8.0

I liked the fairs. plane was nice friendly crew

My wife and I didn't get to sit together No drinks, peanuts Seated next to a 400 pound women who had to used 1/4 of my seat

SAT
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Easy

Wed, Jan 9
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
7h 36m
Fri, Jan 11
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
6h 24m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,045 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
STL
Excellent 8.0

Plane was comfortable and clean

Nothing

PHL
SJU
Okay 5.6

We had an uneventful flight

Didn’t depart until 1055 pm. One hour later than scheduled

SAT
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Easy

DEN
DCA
Excellent 8.6

No leg room

MDT
MCO
Good 7.6

No info. Why it was delayed. No apologies. No free drinks, nothing. Delayed 2 hours.

Wed, Jan 16
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
7h 36m
Sun, Jan 20
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
16h 15m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,045 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ATL
DEN
Good 6.0

Liked the smooth flight and newness of plane.

Narrow seating. I even upgraded to stretch seating but couldn’t tell! Cranberry juice was $2.99. But the BIG thing is that my luggage never made it onto the plane. Having to change all my plans due to lost luggage. Ugh

DEN
STL
Excellent 8.0

Plane was comfortable and clean

Nothing

PHL
SJU
Okay 5.6

We had an uneventful flight

Didn’t depart until 1055 pm. One hour later than scheduled

DEN
LAS
Excellent 8.0

I got the same seats with my kids

That I missed my flight back to Denver and had to pay for a new flight for the next day

DEN
DCA
Excellent 8.6

No leg room

Sat, Oct 6
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
5h 56m
Tue, Oct 16
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
6h 11m
Trip: 11 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,045 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
RDU
MSY
Good 6.3

Crew was great. Tickets great price

I was surprised to pay for carry on. Raise the price $40 and make it free. All drinks had a cost...$2.99 for juice? Crazy

DEN
STL
Excellent 8.0

Plane was comfortable and clean

Nothing

MDT
MCO
Good 7.6

No info. Why it was delayed. No apologies. No free drinks, nothing. Delayed 2 hours.

ATL
DEN
Good 6.0

Liked the smooth flight and newness of plane.

Narrow seating. I even upgraded to stretch seating but couldn’t tell! Cranberry juice was $2.99. But the BIG thing is that my luggage never made it onto the plane. Having to change all my plans due to lost luggage. Ugh

BNA
PHL
Good 6.0

They charged extra for everything. $45 for a checked bag, $3.00 for a can of soda or snacks and up from there.

Mon, Aug 20
DSM
Des Moines
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 34m
Thu, Aug 23
LAX
Los Angeles
DSM
Des Moines
15h 41m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,045 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MDT
MCO
Good 7.6

No info. Why it was delayed. No apologies. No free drinks, nothing. Delayed 2 hours.

DEN
LAS
Excellent 8.0

I got the same seats with my kids

That I missed my flight back to Denver and had to pay for a new flight for the next day

DEN
SLC
Excellent 8.0

I liked the fairs. plane was nice friendly crew

My wife and I didn't get to sit together No drinks, peanuts Seated next to a 400 pound women who had to used 1/4 of my seat

ATL
DEN
Good 6.0

Liked the smooth flight and newness of plane.

Narrow seating. I even upgraded to stretch seating but couldn’t tell! Cranberry juice was $2.99. But the BIG thing is that my luggage never made it onto the plane. Having to change all my plans due to lost luggage. Ugh

RDU
MSY
Good 6.3

Crew was great. Tickets great price

I was surprised to pay for carry on. Raise the price $40 and make it free. All drinks had a cost...$2.99 for juice? Crazy

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