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Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
April
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$419
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$336
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Des Moines to Raleigh-Durham

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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 $335 or less.
The cheapest flight from Des Moines to Raleigh-Durham was found 46 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 March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is October.
Morning departure is around 8% 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 Raleigh-Durham Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to Raleigh-Durham take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 51m, covering a distance of 890 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Raleigh-Durham?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($285) and Multiple Airlines ($287)
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and Raleigh-Durham?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Des Moines to Raleigh-Durham?
For Des Moines to Raleigh-Durham, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Raleigh-Durham back to Des Moines, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$285
only
$285
Destination
Raleigh
$285
only
$285
Tue, Mar 13
DSM
RDU
5h 20m
Wed, Mar 21
RDU
DSM
7h 17m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

Flight was not full.

Luggage was very late and arrived at the wrong carousel.

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

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great flight

DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

Mon, Apr 2
DSM
RDU
4h 56m
Wed, May 2
RDU
DSM
4h 30m
Trip: 31 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 4
DSM
RDU
5h 20m
Tue, Feb 6
RDU
DSM
6h 35m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
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

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.

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
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

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.

Wed, Jun 20
DSM
RDU
5h 54m
Tue, Jun 26
RDU
DSM
6h 17m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MAD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed it!

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

DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

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.

Thu, Jul 19
DSM
RDU
4h 51m
Sat, Jul 28
RDU
DSM
4h 42m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
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.

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

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

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.

Des Moines to Raleigh-Durham Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Raleigh-Durham
Flights Depart from Des Moines
Flight Price $285
Distance 890 miles
Airlines American Airlines
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