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Average Price:
$394
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
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$310
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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $310 or less.
The cheapest flight from Des Moines to Pittsburgh was found 62 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 24% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Des Moines to Pittsburgh Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to Pittsburgh take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 31m, covering a distance of 701 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Pittsburgh?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($287), Multiple Airlines ($289) and Delta ($300).
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and Pittsburgh?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Des Moines to Pittsburgh?
For Des Moines to Pittsburgh, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Pittsburgh back to Des Moines, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$287
only
$287
Destination
Pittsburgh
$287
only
$287
Tue, Mar 20
DSM
PIT
5h 34m
Wed, Mar 21
PIT
DSM
7h 22m
Trip: 2 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
CLT
ILM
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

PHX
GEG
Good 7.3

The crew was friendly and informative. They were very helpful. The

The seats were uncomfortable. They were hard and so narrow I had to sit crooked in the seat to keep from getting banged into by the service carts and every person going by to the bathrooms. I'm not tiny, but I'm not huge either, it was just overcrowded. It was also very hot in the airplane the entire way from Phoenix to Spokane. My husband, who is always cold, was even hot.

CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

DFW
FLL
Excellent 8.0

No issues at all

N/A

SAT
PHL
Excellent 8.0

I took American's first direct flight between Philadelphia and San Antonio. It was a nice plane, good service, and amenities for a cost. Love that the plane had plugs!

Sat, Apr 7
DSM
PIT
4h 18m
Sat, Apr 14
PIT
DSM
5h 44m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 4
DSM
PIT
5h 46m
Thu, Apr 12
PIT
DSM
5h 10m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

DTW
YOW
Excellent 9.3

Please see above. Sherry was amazing

Plane was small and older but it was a short flight

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

BOS
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice

WiFi awful. Useless.

Thu, Apr 26
DSM
PIT
3h 54m
Mon, Apr 30
PIT
DSM
4h 15m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

IAH
HNL
Excellent 9.3

The flight crew was very welcoming and positive. They were attentive and ensures that every one had headsets, blanckets etc for the 8.5 hour flight.

Lacking food healthy food options. No salads or light bites available. The warm food that they did have was terrible and very salty. I wish their in-flight entertainment was not on our own devices because updates to the app are required which you wouldnt know unless you were on the plane and connected to their wifi.

SJO
IAH
Mediocre 3.3

The check-in staff were very friendly and helpful.

I already knew I was going to pay $200 to ship my boards back home (I wonder if golf clubs which are roughly the same size cost as much,) but when pre-purchasing through the app for an "oversized" bag you have to put a "one" in the checked bag and a "one" in the oversized bag even though they're the same bag, but then they charge you for two, and when you tell the check-in person that you only have one bag of course they can't issue a refund. No, they tell you that you get to call customer service when you return home.

IAD
GVA
Excellent 10.0

Best flight I have ever experienced!

Nothing

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

Wed, May 30
DSM
PIT
7h 30m
Sat, Jun 2
PIT
DSM
5h 13m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
DCA
CLT
Excellent 8.6

My wife is hypoglycemic and requires food. The flight was so early that none of the terminal restaraunts were open, nor did the plain have food for any passengers accept first class. I've purchased a box on other flights, but this one did not provide an option for a box lunch or breakfast.

ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

SAT
PHL
Excellent 8.0

I took American's first direct flight between Philadelphia and San Antonio. It was a nice plane, good service, and amenities for a cost. Love that the plane had plugs!

CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

Tue, Mar 27
DSM
PIT
5h 09m
Thu, Mar 29
PIT
DSM
5h 32m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, May 31
DSM
PIT
7h 31m
Mon, Jun 4
PIT
DSM
6h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

Thu, Apr 5
DSM
PIT
3h 31m
Sat, Apr 14
PIT
DSM
5h 44m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jun 2
DSM
PIT
7h 38m
Mon, Jun 11
PIT
DSM
8h 01m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

LHR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever

Everything

JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

PHX
GEG
Good 7.3

The crew was friendly and informative. They were very helpful. The

The seats were uncomfortable. They were hard and so narrow I had to sit crooked in the seat to keep from getting banged into by the service carts and every person going by to the bathrooms. I'm not tiny, but I'm not huge either, it was just overcrowded. It was also very hot in the airplane the entire way from Phoenix to Spokane. My husband, who is always cold, was even hot.

Sat, Apr 7
DSM
PIT
4h 06m
Sun, Apr 15
PIT
DSM
5h 10m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pls see above

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

Wed, May 30
DSM
PIT
7h 30m
Mon, Jun 4
PIT
DSM
6h 45m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 5
DSM
PIT
6h 32m
Fri, Apr 13
PIT
DSM
4h 58m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DTW
YOW
Excellent 9.3

Please see above. Sherry was amazing

Plane was small and older but it was a short flight

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack.

Thu, May 31
DSM
PIT
3h 54m
Sat, Jun 2
PIT
DSM
5h 13m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jun 1
DSM
PIT
6h 26m
Mon, Jun 4
PIT
DSM
6h 45m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DTW
YOW
Excellent 9.3

Please see above. Sherry was amazing

Plane was small and older but it was a short flight

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack.

ATL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pls see above

BOS
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice

WiFi awful. Useless.

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

Sat, Mar 17
DSM
PIT
3h 58m
Sat, Mar 24
PIT
DSM
6h 14m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 25
DSM
PIT
6h 32m
Sat, Apr 28
PIT
DSM
4h 57m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

BOS
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice

WiFi awful. Useless.

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

ATL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pls see above

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

Sun, Mar 25
DSM
PIT
5h 34m
Wed, Mar 28
PIT
DSM
4h 04m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jun 1
DSM
PIT
6h 26m
Sun, Jun 3
PIT
DSM
5h 51m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

DTW
YOW
Excellent 9.3

Please see above. Sherry was amazing

Plane was small and older but it was a short flight

BOS
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice

WiFi awful. Useless.

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

Sat, Apr 7
DSM
PIT
4h 18m
Fri, Apr 13
PIT
DSM
5h 32m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Aug 10
DSM
PIT
6h 20m
Fri, Aug 17
PIT
DSM
5h 14m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pls see above

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

DTW
YOW
Excellent 9.3

Please see above. Sherry was amazing

Plane was small and older but it was a short flight

SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

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Des Moines to Pittsburgh Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Pittsburgh
Flights Depart from Des Moines
Flight Price $287
Distance 701 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Delta, United
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