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Average Price:
$385
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$328
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $328 or less.
The cheapest flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines was found 68 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 6% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines Flights

How long does a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 49m, covering a distance of 532 miles.
How many flights are there between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and Des Moines?
There are 118 (nonstop) flights between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and Des Moines per week, averaging 18 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($314), Delta ($321) and American Airlines ($332).
Do I need a passport to fly between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and Des Moines?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and Des Moines?
Delta (5 times daily), Air France (3 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines?
For Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Detroit
$314
only
$314
Destination
Des Moines
$314
only
$314
Thu, Apr 12
DTW
DSM
3h 25m
Sun, Apr 15
DSM
DTW
3h 23m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 20
DTW
DSM
1h 52m
Mon, Mar 26
DSM
DTW
1h 53m
Trip: 7 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment system great. Individual choices include recent movies. On board staff very nice

We had issues with baggage. Delta was supposed to transfer 4 bags to Disney for Magic Express transportation. Only 3 went. Disney tried hard to fix problem, and even gave us something to ameliorate the situation. Delta took hard line, wasn't helpful and gave nothing. It took 2 days to find bag.

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

FLL
BOS
Good 6.3

Food and nice crew

No tvs and bad WiFi

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

Fri, Apr 27
DTW
DSM
5h 01m
Tue, May 1
DSM
DTW
4h 08m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

MKE
PHX
Okay 5.6

The crew was lovely. Really nice, and did a wonderful job with the cart service.

We ended up being deleyed about 30 minutes, in damp weather. It's not like it was snowing. Not sure why it took so long. B/c of baggage charges now everyone brings a carry on. This seems to slow the process of boarding as know passengers are asked multiple times to check baggage (for free, which is the one nice thing) before boarding b/c the overheads will be too full. Group 6 which I was in seemed like it was just the rest of the plane. Super busy, took me forever to get to my seat all the way in the back. Why don't airlines reverse board? People sitting in the back should board first. I feel like this would save so much time.

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

DFW
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Easy and quick boarding. Excellwnt service in first class. Comfortable ride.

Nothing. Excellent travel experience.

Wed, Apr 11
DTW
DSM
11h 27m
Thu, Apr 12
DSM
DTW
4h 09m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 21
DTW
DSM
1h 49m
Mon, Mar 26
DSM
DTW
1h 53m
Trip: 6 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

LAX
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Had to sit in the middle row and I wasn’t given the option to get an aisle sit during check in.

No flexibility for seats

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

Fri, Apr 13
DTW
DSM
5h 01m
Sun, Apr 15
DSM
DTW
3h 23m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

Thu, Mar 22
DTW
DSM
1h 52m
Mon, Mar 26
DSM
DTW
1h 53m
Trip: 5 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Had to sit in the middle row and I wasn’t given the option to get an aisle sit during check in.

No flexibility for seats

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

MSP
CLT
Excellent 10.0

It was great because I was able to get an aisle seat.

Like it all

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

Wed, Mar 21
DTW
DSM
6h 11m
Sat, Mar 24
DSM
DTW
3h 51m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 8
DTW
DSM
1h 58m
Sat, Mar 17
DSM
DTW
1h 51m
Trip: 9 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
FLL
BOS
Good 6.3

Food and nice crew

No tvs and bad WiFi

LAX
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Had to sit in the middle row and I wasn’t given the option to get an aisle sit during check in.

No flexibility for seats

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

JFK
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment system great. Individual choices include recent movies. On board staff very nice

We had issues with baggage. Delta was supposed to transfer 4 bags to Disney for Magic Express transportation. Only 3 went. Disney tried hard to fix problem, and even gave us something to ameliorate the situation. Delta took hard line, wasn't helpful and gave nothing. It took 2 days to find bag.

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

Thu, Mar 22
DTW
DSM
3h 45m
Sun, Mar 25
DSM
DTW
3h 27m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 9
DTW
DSM
1h 52m
Sat, Mar 17
DSM
DTW
1h 51m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
FLL
BOS
Good 6.3

Food and nice crew

No tvs and bad WiFi

MSP
CLT
Excellent 10.0

It was great because I was able to get an aisle seat.

Like it all

LAX
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Had to sit in the middle row and I wasn’t given the option to get an aisle sit during check in.

No flexibility for seats

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

Fri, Mar 23
DTW
DSM
3h 46m
Sun, Mar 25
DSM
DTW
3h 27m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 10
DTW
DSM
1h 56m
Sat, Mar 17
DSM
DTW
1h 51m
Trip: 7 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
FLL
BOS
Good 6.3

Food and nice crew

No tvs and bad WiFi

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

Thu, Apr 5
DTW
DSM
6h 29m
Mon, Apr 9
DSM
DTW
4h 01m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 20
DTW
DSM
1h 52m
Sun, Mar 25
DSM
DTW
1h 53m
Trip: 6 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

MSP
CLT
Excellent 10.0

It was great because I was able to get an aisle seat.

Like it all

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

Fri, Apr 6
DTW
DSM
3h 45m
Mon, Apr 9
DSM
DTW
3h 23m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 21
DTW
DSM
1h 49m
Sun, Mar 25
DSM
DTW
1h 51m
Trip: 5 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

Sat, Apr 7
DTW
DSM
5h 54m
Mon, Apr 9
DSM
DTW
3h 23m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 13
DTW
DSM
3h 56m
Sun, Apr 15
DSM
DTW
4h 09m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 15
DTW
DSM
5h 09m
Thu, Mar 22
DSM
DTW
1h 51m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

JFK
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment system great. Individual choices include recent movies. On board staff very nice

We had issues with baggage. Delta was supposed to transfer 4 bags to Disney for Magic Express transportation. Only 3 went. Disney tried hard to fix problem, and even gave us something to ameliorate the situation. Delta took hard line, wasn't helpful and gave nothing. It took 2 days to find bag.

MSP
CLT
Excellent 10.0

It was great because I was able to get an aisle seat.

Like it all

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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Des Moines Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 52m
Flights Arrive in Des Moines
Flights Depart from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Flight Price $314
Distance 532 miles
Airlines Delta, American Airlines
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