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Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$396
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$308
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia

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 $308 or less.
The cheapest flight from Des Moines to Philadelphia was found 28 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 January.
Morning departure is around 3% 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 Philadelphia Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to Philadelphia take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 36m, covering a distance of 969 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($341) and Delta ($358)
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and Philadelphia?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Des Moines to Philadelphia?
For Des Moines to Philadelphia, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Philadelphia back to Des Moines, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$341
only
$341
Destination
Philadelphia
$341
only
$341
Thu, May 10
DSM
PHL
2h 36m
Sat, May 19
PHL
DSM
2h 56m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26108 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHX
SEA
Okay 4.0

Only good thing about the flight is the price.

I do not like the two hour delay, after a hour maybe consider getting another plane.

DFW
BOS
Good 7.3

Liked that there were easily accessible power ports

My entertainment system did not work

SAN
JFK
Mediocre 3.0

Friendly flight attendants and nice to kids

Being held inside the plane for a total of 5:30 hours before taking off. Even if there were several concurring factors, it it necessary to find a better procedure in order to avoid keeping passangers inside a plane with the prospect of taking off in the next half hour repeated every half hour! For the ones of us traveling with children it is even worse, and becomes a real nightmare.

DFW
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Everything about the flight was great

PNS
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Diverted and delayed. Got home 8 hours later then I should have.

Thu, Mar 15
DSM
PHL
7h 53m
Tue, Mar 20
PHL
DSM
4h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14300 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LGA
DTW
Good 6.6

The flight was practically empty!

Paid for comfort, Delta offered free drinks to everyone. Unfortunately though the flight attendant did not bring us the alcohol we ordered and mixed 3 different kinds of whiskey into two glasses! We always are given our bottles separate from the mixer. Oh well. Did to being in so late it took us an hour to get a cab in Detroit.

MEX
BJX
Okay 4.0

Horrible experience! Flight was delayed over an hour with no announcement. Seat was reassigned from front aisle seat to rear window Seat. Fortunately, it was a short fkight.

SAT
JFK
Good 7.6

Excellent leg room. Comfy seat

Seat couldn't recline back. Was a little uncomfortable for a long flight. Chair had crumbs on it before I sat down-it was easily wiped away meaning no one had cleaned the chairs or looked at them beforehand. Absolutely freezing. Wearing long socks and boots and my feet still felt frozen by the end.

LIT
ATL
Good 6.6

WiFi doesn’t work.

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

New plane with knight entertainment screens at all seats!

Delayed, bit crew was friendly and efficient!

Wed, Jan 10
DSM
PHL
4h 47m
Wed, Jan 17
PHL
DSM
7h 27m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26108 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
SAN
JFK
Mediocre 3.0

Friendly flight attendants and nice to kids

Being held inside the plane for a total of 5:30 hours before taking off. Even if there were several concurring factors, it it necessary to find a better procedure in order to avoid keeping passangers inside a plane with the prospect of taking off in the next half hour repeated every half hour! For the ones of us traveling with children it is even worse, and becomes a real nightmare.

DFW
BOS
Good 7.3

Liked that there were easily accessible power ports

My entertainment system did not work

ORD
NRT
Excellent 8.3

Amazing entertainment selection, comfortable.

BOS
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Friendly attendants, plenty of coffee. Great service.

EWR
PHX
Mediocre 3.3

Nothing aside from that the flight wasn’t crowded so I didn’t have someone next to me which was a plus.

Funky smell in plane something like artificial strawberry, farts and mildew. Crappy plane overall. Old and no power at seats. Horrible in flight entertainment for a long haul with no individual screens. American used to be so good and now it’s aweful.

Thu, Apr 19
DSM
PHL
4h 05m
Tue, Apr 24
PHL
DSM
5h 38m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14300 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
AZO
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Upgraded. Arrived early

No entertainment system even in 1rst class

LAX
MSP
Excellent 8.0

The snack variety

My headphone jack was broken :(

PDX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

really great service, arrived early, as good as it gets.

MEX
BJX
Okay 4.0

Horrible experience! Flight was delayed over an hour with no announcement. Seat was reassigned from front aisle seat to rear window Seat. Fortunately, it was a short fkight.

LGA
DTW
Good 6.6

The flight was practically empty!

Paid for comfort, Delta offered free drinks to everyone. Unfortunately though the flight attendant did not bring us the alcohol we ordered and mixed 3 different kinds of whiskey into two glasses! We always are given our bottles separate from the mixer. Oh well. Did to being in so late it took us an hour to get a cab in Detroit.

Mon, Dec 25
DSM
PHL
6h 38m
Fri, Dec 29
PHL
DSM
4h 43m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26108 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
BOS
Good 7.3

Liked that there were easily accessible power ports

My entertainment system did not work

EWR
PHX
Mediocre 3.3

Nothing aside from that the flight wasn’t crowded so I didn’t have someone next to me which was a plus.

Funky smell in plane something like artificial strawberry, farts and mildew. Crappy plane overall. Old and no power at seats. Horrible in flight entertainment for a long haul with no individual screens. American used to be so good and now it’s aweful.

PNS
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Diverted and delayed. Got home 8 hours later then I should have.

ORD
NRT
Excellent 8.3

Amazing entertainment selection, comfortable.

PHL
CLT
Excellent 9.5

very nice seats.

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