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Average Price:
$348
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$263
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The cheapest flight from Des Moines to Washington Dulles Intl was found 38 days before departure, on average.
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FAQs for Booking Des Moines to Washington Dulles Intl Flights

How long does a flight from Des Moines to Washington Dulles Intl take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 04m, covering a distance of 871 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Washington Dulles Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($238), Delta ($292) and United ($324).
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and Washington Dulles Intl?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Des Moines to Washington Dulles Intl?
For Des Moines to Washington Dulles Intl, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Washington Dulles Intl back to Des Moines, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Des Moines to Washington Dulles Intl (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$238
only
$238
Destination
Washington
$238
only
$238
Mon, Apr 23
DSM
IAD
11h 21m
Mon, Apr 30
IAD
DSM
12h 04m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

Fri, Jan 19
DSM
IAD
4h 40m
Tue, Jan 23
IAD
DSM
6h 17m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
ABE
Okay 4.0

Long wait for de-Icing. Got on and off the plane 3 times. First wait was 1 hour, but plane aborted takeoff. Second plane waited at gate with all aboard for 2-1/2 hours and never got slot and de-planed. Third plane waited 1-1/2 hours for de-Icing and finally we were headed home. Arrived 8.5 hours after schedule.

AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

JFK
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

The staff is very friendly. Most pleasant airline I've flown with.

ZAG
CDG
Good 6.0

Old plane, bad food & old crew

DEN
ATL
Excellent 8.6

On two of the legs of the trip they notice I was a tall person with long legs and upgraded me to seats with more leg room!! I didn't even ask. Thank you.

On the way back there were open seats with extra leg room and I asked the gate attendant if it was possible to switch my seat to one with more room and they said they only could if I paid extra.

Tue, Mar 20
DSM
IAD
4h 47m
Thu, Mar 22
IAD
DSM
4h 16m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52353 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
BTV
Excellent 10.0

All the effort to make my need for wheelchair problem free

SLC
ORD
Good 6.0

Flight attendants seemed completely unwilling to accommodate any requests outside of their "service time".

RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Boarding quickly

No PED was available didn’t have anything for entertainment if you weren’t buying it seems every thing available for 3 hour flight and flight was scheduled for 2 hours and 55 minutes No snacks made available came thru once had a small bag of pretzels cup of coffee and never came back

IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

ORD
MUC
Mediocre 2.0

Our plane was defective so had to be replaced. This is fine, I certainly am willing to wait for a new plane if it means not blowing up over the ocean. The problem was how little the attendants at the gate communicated the situation to us. What should have been a brief layover became a 12 hour nightmare. The gate attendants did finally issue meal vouchers but they waited until 10 minutes before all the restaurants closed and only issued $10 a person. This is enough to buy a hot dog at an airport... We were told there wouldn't be any rescheduling of missed connections until we were "airborne". This resulted in mass panic and confusion upon reaching our destination. We were told to go to the service desk, half an airport away, but once the entire passenger contents of the plane arrived at that far flung service desk, we were mostly turned away to seek help at individual gates. This lack of communication meant I missed the next next available connecting flight and now have a further six hour layover. I understand accidents happen and planes can break down but the nearly complete lack of care and customer attention is, frankly, disappointing. I've now had nearly an entire day added to my travel time. If I'd been willing to loose that time I would have paid $600 less for my ticket. United finally offered a token of their appreciation : a $100 e-voucher. I have spent more than that on food and coffee in airports for the past two days while trying to survive until my next connections.

Sun, Dec 24
DSM
IAD
4h 04m
Mon, Dec 25
IAD
DSM
5h 46m
Trip: 2 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
GRU
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

The only decent point was the food. Not great but at least edible.

Since check in in São Paulo was a complete chaos. There were only 2 people helping on check in (in machines) and these people were still not helping people (like me) with questions about on how to do check in in those machines. On the other hand to dispatch the bags there were almost 8 attendants to receive the bags. Ridiculous! I’ve tried calling American Airlines and Latam several times to assign a seat for me and they swore there were only middle seats but I know how airlines work to make extra money on these seats. At the end, they only gave me a middle seat option and I had to take I.t of course. On the plane I realized there were dozens of empty seats and yet they made sure not give them to me or anyone else. Unbelievable! Unfortunately I still have to use AA on my way back to Brazil. After this, I’ll chose another airlines for sure. Also, the 3,4,3 arrangement is ridiculous: there’s no corridor space making people touching you everything someone passes by your seat. And boy! Those seats are so uncomfortable and there’s no way to incline the chair so you can even have a little rest (because it’s impossible to even sleep on those seats). The crew were simply doing their jobs! No pleasure! No smile! No engaging with anyone unfortunately! They looked miserable and I asked for water and the flight attendant NEVER brought me anything. Seriously! Water is free!

SFO
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time. Comfortable seat. Courteous crew. Easy transfer.

CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

Mon, May 7
DSM
IAD
11h 31m
Mon, May 14
IAD
DSM
11h 54m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

Thu, Feb 1
DSM
IAD
6h 06m
Mon, Feb 5
IAD
DSM
6h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime.

BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked.

SEA
LAX
Okay 5.3

Mu seat!

My baggage took for to long to arrive

ATL
ABE
Okay 4.0

Long wait for de-Icing. Got on and off the plane 3 times. First wait was 1 hour, but plane aborted takeoff. Second plane waited at gate with all aboard for 2-1/2 hours and never got slot and de-planed. Third plane waited 1-1/2 hours for de-Icing and finally we were headed home. Arrived 8.5 hours after schedule.

GSO
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Plane nice and comfortable

Mon, Dec 25
DSM
IAD
5h 02m
Fri, Dec 29
IAD
DSM
5h 07m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
BNA
DFW
Good 7.3

Everything else

LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

Smooth operation, on time

Seat pitch on the plane unbelievably cramped. When seats are so close that if you drop something on the floor you have to be a contortionist to get it, you know it's a problem NEVER fly the 787-900 economy.

YUL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

First time flyer with American airlines and the service was impeccable

Nothing to dislike

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2.6

Plane was old and dirty, seat pocket had junk in it. Seat was broken and couldn’t stay up. In flight movies were from few years back with a center tv and no head rest screen. Crew on overseas flights tend to be older in age and less tolerant..much better on continental on the same route.

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

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