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How long does a flight from Des Moines to Sydney Kingsford Smith take?
An average nonstop flight takes 21h 50m, covering a distance of 8939 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United ($1446), ANA ($1669) and Air New Zealand ($1696).
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Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$1446
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$1446
Destination
Sydney
$1446
only
$1446
Tue, Jul 24
DSM
SYD
22h 00m
Thu, Aug 2
SYD
DSM
46h 05m
$1446
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

AMS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

United's flight was delayed by 6 hours, couldn't make the connecting flight from Washington DC to Denver so they routed me to san francisco, spend the night at the airport there and then travel to Denver in the morning. Fortunately there was a very helpful crew in Schiphol that was able to get us on a flight with american airlines to philadelphia and then on to Denver.

IAD
DEN
Okay 4.0

Never made it on that flight

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

Wed, Mar 14
DSM
SYD
26h 30m
Wed, Mar 21
SYD
DSM
29h 54m
$1669
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3174 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.4
Food
8.4
BKK
HND
Excellent 8.3

It was alright.

Prepare to wake up with neck pain.

NRT
CGK
Excellent 9.3

Boarding priority with kids, food choices, flight attendant so nice ans caring, kids friendly and child meal is nice and tasty

Very limit kids entertainment

ORD
NRT
Excellent 8.6

The person who checked me in at ORD found me an alternative aisle seat with an unoccupied seat next to me. Great benefit for a 12+ hour flight. Very thoughtful.

We left late.

MNL
NRT
Excellent 10.0

The crew are so courteous and helpful.

KUL
NRT
Excellent 8.0

Very nice, new plane. Clean bathrooms. Good amount of legroom. Polite staff. Easy check-in process. Kid-friendly. God entertainment system.

Limited entertainment options for kids.

Tue, Apr 17
DSM
SYD
23h 35m
Sun, Apr 22
SYD
DSM
42h 21m
$1696
Trip: 6 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1818 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
AKL
SFO
Good 7.0

Blankets, entertainment

Preferred seating was a joke !

CHC
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Flying over the country of NZ.

Crying kids.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Entertainment options were of great variety and easy to use

AKL
MEL
Excellent 8.6

It was operated by air New Zealand so the service was top notch once I was able to resolve all other issues boarding.

We had a flight bought on virgin Australia and operated with air New Zealand. The air New Zealand part was all great plane boarding etc, the horrible part is that we bought baggage allowances with virgin and they never transferred the information to air New Zealand. So there I am from the USA in a foreign country boarding a flight being asked to pay 500 nz dollars for a few kilos when I had already paid for it. Having to produce emails and payment information on something I had done months in advance. Overall I won’t recommend virgin next time I’d book directly with air New Zealand

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Mon, Jul 9
DSM
SYD
24h 50m
Thu, Jul 19
SYD
DSM
26h 10m
$1765
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

Fri, Jun 15
DSM
SYD
21h 50m
Fri, Jun 29
SYD
DSM
19h 07m
$1998
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3142 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
MEL
Okay 4.0

Way too cramp even for airplane standards. When food was served, it’d take at least 30 minutes for the flight attendants to collect rubbish, and since the seats are so small and I can’t keep the tray table open without pinching my spleen, it was really terrible. I paid extra for an aisle seat and was told there weren’t any.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Kind, kept us fed.

SYD
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Excellent

none

DFW
SYD
Good 7.6

There was an excellent selection of movies to choose from. Breakfast was actually pretty tasty, and snacks and water were offered quite frequently. The seat was reasonably comfortable, and reclines back a decent way. For how huge the plane was, the boarding process was super fast and efficient!

Seats were still rather cramped for my poor husband, who is 6'3. It is very hard to get out of your seat if you're in a window and all the seats on front are fully reclined, and I am relatively spry! Can't imagine an elderly or debilitated person trying to do so! The in flight movies were great, but you had to use the headphones they provide, and none of the 3 pairs I tried worked well. All had constant static. Although the seats recline far, they also do it abruptly and are hard to get to come back up. The dinner (we had the beef) was not very good. The quality of the ground beef was what you would expect from a fast food place. The worst part of the flight was that the sat ALL the infants in the same area on the plane, and all right around us. 5 of them, to be exact. 17 hours of on and off screaming babies! My husband had to move to a different seat to get some sleep! Thankfully, I can sleep through anything. Overall, less terrible than I expected a 17 hour flight to be, but could have been better. Some crew were very nice and helpful and others not so much. The first woman my husband asked told him (rather abruptly) that he wouldn't be able to use his CPAP machine. Then a really nice guy helped him get it set up. The turbulence was a bit scary for me, and the way the captain would announce it didn't help! He'd just say "all passengers and crew be seated and fasted your seat belts" in a rather grim tone as the plane shook violently.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Ahh Qantas. What a relief after an internal US flight on a US carrier. Spacious, comfortable, on time, good food.They even comped us for luggage delayed that was not their fault.

Nothing - all good. Thanks Qantas for showing us how it can and should be done.

Mon, Jul 2
DSM
SYD
27h 54m
Sun, Aug 12
SYD
DSM
23h 25m
$2058
Trip: 42 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jun 15
DSM
SYD
27h 25m
Fri, Jun 29
SYD
DSM
26h 40m
$1457
Trip: 15 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

DEL
EWR
Okay 4.3

The flight was about 9 hours delayed and I didn’t feel like anyone was trying to make up for it

SFO
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment system good. Nice new aircraft 777-300 ER. On-time departure and early arrival.

Vegetarian food choices very limited.

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

IAD
DEN
Okay 4.0

Never made it on that flight

Tue, Jul 24
DSM
SYD
27h 35m
Fri, Aug 3
SYD
DSM
23h 25m
$1639
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Food drinks and movies

The seats were comfortable and the plane clean. Take off and landing smooth .

DEN
DRO
Okay 5.2

They were able to get us on an earlier flight to shorten the 5 hour layover

SFO
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment system good. Nice new aircraft 777-300 ER. On-time departure and early arrival.

Vegetarian food choices very limited.

Wed, Mar 7
DSM
SYD
23h 35m
Sun, Mar 18
SYD
DSM
38h 40m
$2115
Trip: 11 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3142 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.6

The salmon entree was top notch. Veggies cooked crisp too. Morning muffin was warm. All very yummy:) Wonderful smiling crew.

The audio headphones had patchy reception. Needed to wiggle the wires.

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Qantas provides a nice welcome when your board domestic flights in Australia like the one we took today between Brisbane and Sydney not just on their international flights. They greet you when you board, don't feel like a number like domestic flights in the USA be it American, Delta, United, or one of the others. They provide free premier movie access, serve a nice warm meal and drink, and make you feel welcomed - Keep up the great work Qantas, you could give the USA airlines lessons on how to treat passengers.

SYD
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Great choice of entertainment. Served good food often with nice menu selection. Seats a bit tight as with all airlines. Fruit was fabulous and fresh - there were none left when I requested mine, but the flight attendant said there may be some left from other servers. Within a few minutes, she did bring one which I was thankful as I didn’t care for the other selection.

Close seats especially when others recline, but we were lucky on this flight no one did as it wasn’t a full flight so people moved around.

LAX
SLC
Excellent 8.0

Felt squished

SYD
SFO
Excellent 9.3

We were unable to access the boarding area until about 15 min prior to the flight for some unknown reason. We were held in an "anteroom" area. The boarding process was a bit confused as a result.

Mon, Jul 2
DSM
SYD
22h 00m
Sun, Aug 12
SYD
DSM
26h 40m
$1760
Trip: 42 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

EWR
SJU
Excellent 10.0

EWR gate personnel tried to move things along. Seat was roomie and the flight attendants were pleasant. Flight was on time and landed early. No complaints.

Long TSA lines at EWR, but they moved.

Fri, Jul 27
DSM
SYD
22h 00m
Wed, Aug 8
SYD
DSM
23h 25m
$1810
Trip: 13 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

SFO
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment system good. Nice new aircraft 777-300 ER. On-time departure and early arrival.

Vegetarian food choices very limited.

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

DEL
EWR
Okay 4.3

The flight was about 9 hours delayed and I didn’t feel like anyone was trying to make up for it

Thu, Mar 15
DSM
SYD
24h 45m
Sun, Mar 25
SYD
DSM
22h 11m
$1813
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Food drinks and movies

The seats were comfortable and the plane clean. Take off and landing smooth .

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

DEN
DRO
Okay 5.2

They were able to get us on an earlier flight to shorten the 5 hour layover

EWR
SJU
Excellent 10.0

EWR gate personnel tried to move things along. Seat was roomie and the flight attendants were pleasant. Flight was on time and landed early. No complaints.

Long TSA lines at EWR, but they moved.

Des Moines to Sydney Kingsford Smith Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flights Depart from Des Moines
Flight Price $1446
Distance 8939 miles
Airlines United, ANA, Air New Zealand, Delta, Qantas Airways
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