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Flight Price $179
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Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$180
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$180
Mason City
$179
only
$179
Dubuque
$312
only
$312
Cedar Rapids
$244
only
$244
Waterloo
$312
only
$312
Destination
Chicago
$179
only
$179
$180
only
$180
Thu, Apr 11
MCW
Mason City
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1h 55m
Sun, Apr 21
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
MCW
Mason City
1h 55m
Trip: 11 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 56 reviews
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
7.6
Food
6.6
DEC
STL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Same as above

MSP
FOD
Good 7.3

Pros: Lots of windows so you got good views

Cons: No bathroom if you were in need.

STL
DEC
Okay 5.5

Pros: The crew were quite friendly and I had no trouble getting my questions answered.

Cons: The flight down was fine, but on the way back there was so much turbulence I thought I was going to be sick...

ORD
DEC
Okay 4.6

Pros: Easy check in, helpful crew members.

Cons: The approach to landing was so bumpy on both flights were so bad, I was so tense as the aircraft wavered, that I'll need to see a chiropractor when I return home. We wondered how many hours the pilot actually had logged in- My husband felt so badly that he cancelled my flight & booked a flight on Another airline so the return flight wouldn't further hurt my neck & back.

STL
DEC
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight was smooth and the pilot did a fly by of the Chicago skyline, it was beautiful!

Cons: We were delayed 4 hours for what would have been a four hour drive (St. Louis to Chicago), and it seemed far more like the norm than the exception. They offered is vouchers for next time, but I didn't even call to claim it, next time I will rent a car or take the bus.

Sat, Apr 13
DSM
Des Moines
MDW
Chicago Midway
3h 40m
Sun, Apr 14
MDW
Chicago Midway
DSM
Des Moines
3h 59m
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
JFK
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was courteous.

BIL
MSP
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was helpful and seemed genuinely nice. The seats felt a little narrow

RDU
ATL
Good 6.0

Pros: The seats were awful .how many can squeeze in. .horrible

Cons: Room to breathe, move a little

SLC
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Nice new seats

Cons: Was too warm inside the plane. Boarding address was mobbed and not very well managed

ORD
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight attendant in first class was amazing.

Tue, Jun 4
CID
Cedar Rapids
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1h 18m
Sat, Jun 8
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
CID
Cedar Rapids
1h 13m
Trip: 5 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
DEN
MSY
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Ok.

Cons: Less time with seatbelt sign on.

KOA
SFO
Okay 5.6

Cons: More room for your knees

BOI
SFO
Good 6.4

Pros: Yes, crew were great, seat was okay

Cons: Have life vests on board for the crew, was delayed over 2 1/2 hours on run way!

ORD
SFO
Good 6.3

Cons: Boarding/unloading

SJC
ORD
Good 6.3

Cons: The seats are getting smaller and the leg space is nonexistent.

Tue, May 28
CID
Cedar Rapids
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1h 13m
Sun, Jul 7
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
CID
Cedar Rapids
1h 05m
Trip: 41 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 19
ALO
Waterloo
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1h 21m
Mon, Apr 22
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ALO
Waterloo
1h 06m
Trip: 4 days
9.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.3 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
MSY
DFW
Good 6.3

Pros: Movies were great!

Cons: They didn’t give customs forms until exiting the plane. Caused huge problems for everyone. Sandwich was still frozen inside.

MIA
EYW
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing the flight was great and very fast.

ORD
SJD
Okay 4.8

Pros: Crew was friendly.

Cons: 4.5 hour flight to international destination and no meal provided. As usual, if you want a snack pay more. Slow chaotic boarding.

AQP
LIM
Okay 4.0

Cons: The flight attendant didn’t allow me to put my only one personal item I had (with no carry on) to the locker! He allows people from other seats to put their laguagges into my compartment!

PHL
LAS
Mediocre 2.4

Pros: Not much. The pilot did try to keep us updated on our 5 hour delay The airline had conflicting rules on getting off the plane while waiting at the gate the pilot said yes, the attendants said no

Cons: At least offer water while trapped on a plane

Thu, Apr 11
MCW
Mason City
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1h 55m
Sun, Apr 21
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
MCW
Mason City
1h 55m
Trip: 11 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 56 reviews
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
7.6
Food
6.6
STL
DEC
Good 7.5

Pros: Stayed low, 8000-9000 feet so the view was good. Checked bag STL->ORD came out quickly.

Cons: No TSAPreChek. That means full search for me since I fail metal detectors. No prob in STL, went quick with XRay. At Decatur had to leave plane and reboard to continue flight to Chicago. TSA search at Decatur was intimate.

MSP
FOD
Good 7.3

Pros: Lots of windows so you got good views

Cons: No bathroom if you were in need.

ORD
DEC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent customer service, from check in to collecting my carry on luggage. Extremely nice pilots and a smooth ride.

BRL
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The view from the flight was lovely! And the flight was very smooth.

STL
DEC
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight was smooth and the pilot did a fly by of the Chicago skyline, it was beautiful!

Cons: We were delayed 4 hours for what would have been a four hour drive (St. Louis to Chicago), and it seemed far more like the norm than the exception. They offered is vouchers for next time, but I didn't even call to claim it, next time I will rent a car or take the bus.

Fri, Apr 19
DSM
Des Moines
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3h 52m
Sat, Apr 20
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
DSM
Des Moines
4h 12m
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
ATL
TPA
Okay 4.0

Pros: Boarded on time.

Cons: After boarding the door was closed and the jet way was moved back. 5 minutes later they said they were going to bring the jet way back and open door to let more people on board. They broke 2 FAA regulations by doing this and we were delayed an hour because Deltas computer would not allow this.

HNL
FUK
Good 7.3

Cons: Ran out of hot water on flight

MCO
LGA
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Accurate arrival time

JAX
JFK
Good 7.3

Cons: No in flight entertainment

MSP
BIL
Okay 4.8

Cons: I was assigned a seat on the last row of the plane--these not only don't recline, but it feels as though they push you forward. Also, the engine sound was so deafening with such intense vibration that I was unable to hear the flight attendant speaking to me from 2 feet away, much less anything overh

Wed, May 8
DSM
Des Moines
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3h 52m
Sat, May 11
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
DSM
Des Moines
3h 30m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
CVG
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was very professional. Seat uncomfortable. No entertainment. did get water or coffee.

Cons: Comfort

BTV
DTW
Excellent 9.3

Cons: The gate was changed but it was not updated to the app. Many of us were waiting in the wrong gate until 10 mins before departure.

LGA
SRQ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Didn’t like security. They were rude

Cons: Security

JAX
JFK
Good 7.3

Cons: No in flight entertainment

LIM
ATL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Delta did a great job getting our checked bags from an overseas arrival to this flight. Boarding smooth.

Cons: Seats are cramped in coach. Fact of life for all carriers.

Wed, Jun 5
DSM
Des Moines
MDW
Chicago Midway
6h 39m
Sat, Jun 8
MDW
Chicago Midway
DSM
Des Moines
3h 52m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
DTW
BWI
Excellent 8.0

Cons: If there could have been some sort of services to take travelers to their connecting flight, for cases of really short time window of course, it’d be extremely helpful.

ANC
SEA
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Good service

Cons: Video system locked up at my seat

DTW
PVR
Excellent 10.0

Cons: It was perfect.

JFK
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was courteous.

LIM
ATL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Delta did a great job getting our checked bags from an overseas arrival to this flight. Boarding smooth.

Cons: Seats are cramped in coach. Fact of life for all carriers.

Wed, Jun 5
DSM
Des Moines
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3h 32m
Sat, Jun 8
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
DSM
Des Moines
5h 04m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
BGR
LGA
Okay 4.0

Cons: If it had left on time Waited 3 hours at the airport

CVG
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was very professional. Seat uncomfortable. No entertainment. did get water or coffee.

Cons: Comfort

LGA
SRQ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Didn’t like security. They were rude

Cons: Security

JFK
DEN
Good 7.2

Pros: Boarding was easy.

Cons: I am 6' 1" tall and weigh 220, so not out of the ordinary and I felt like I was stuffed into a sardine can.

PBI
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great.

Mon, Sep 9
CID
Cedar Rapids
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1h 10m
Thu, Sep 19
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
CID
Cedar Rapids
0h 54m
Trip: 11 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SAN
DEN
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Flight was on time and crew was friendly

Cons: Seat was quite uncomfortable and I would love more soda choices.

GUM
FUK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Onboard, sat down & fell asleep.

Cons: The tv/entertainment system does not seem to have a FF/RW function. So if you have seen the beginning of the movie playing on the previous flight, you have to sit through it again.

EWR
BOS
Excellent 8.8

Pros: There was a wheel chair waiting for me at each gate, but in Newark, the attendant took my next boarding pass and dissapeared for about 15 minutes, and left me near the gangway. I was starting to panic. My travel companion was not happy and started to vent. It ewas quite tense for awhile.

Cons: The seats were cramped. I boarded first because of a broken ankle and a leg boot that turns into a child's car seat when I'm done with it. I was able to work the boot off when I had a leg cramp, but didn't have enough room to put it back on.

LAX
CLE
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Horrible, no entertainment, no food on a long flight, and even though we paid extra for comfort seating ours were more cramped than those around us. Reminded us of why we haven't flown United for years

SKB
EWR
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was friendly. After a week in the Caribbean sun, we were tired and had a low tolerance of everything.

Fri, Jun 21
DSM
Des Moines
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5h 54m
Mon, Jul 1
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
DSM
Des Moines
5h 04m
Trip: 11 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
JAX
JFK
Good 7.3

Cons: No in flight entertainment

DUB
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The seats are not very comfortable for such a long flight

BIL
MSP
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was helpful and seemed genuinely nice. The seats felt a little narrow

CVG
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was very professional. Seat uncomfortable. No entertainment. did get water or coffee.

Cons: Comfort

ATL
CRW
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The ctew was awesome, super sweet and very acomodating

Cons: Its a flight to WV (my birth place).... it is what it is... smll planes, tight quarters and people who don’t get any of that and are not happy anout any of it

Sat, Jul 6
DSM
Des Moines
MDW
Chicago Midway
3h 38m
Wed, Jul 10
MDW
Chicago Midway
DSM
Des Moines
6h 24m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Delta always does a superior job - domestically and internationally!

DEN
SEA
Good 7.0

Pros: On time flight, bag made it, great price, can’t complain.

Cons: Seat pretty tight for an average size adult man. No inflight phone charger.

MCO
LGA
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Accurate arrival time

SJD
ATL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew very nice and helpful

SJU
JFK
Good 6.0

Cons: Was refused to use the 1st clas restrooms but 10 minutes layer the flight attendant allowed an older gentleman and a lady to use them. I was in 10A with my service dog

Fri, May 24
ALO
Waterloo
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1h 17m
Mon, May 27
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ALO
Waterloo
1h 05m
Trip: 4 days
9.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.3 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
MIA
STX
Okay 4.6

Pros: I liked the ability to choose my meal ahead of time.

Cons: Pre-boarding drinks could have been offered to all business class customers, but again, the flight attendants with American aren’t as customer service oriented as those from Delta.

MIA
EYW
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing the flight was great and very fast.

JFK
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Calm no crowd organized and perfect

Cons: Umm

STL
CLT
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: 2 hour delays on both flights of a round trip

PHX
SJO
Okay 4.0

Pros: 4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude.

Cons: Better seat options and more comfortable seats

Tue, Jul 30
DSM
Des Moines
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4h 05m
Tue, Aug 6
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
DSM
Des Moines
3h 24m
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
JFK
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was courteous.

BGR
LGA
Okay 4.0

Cons: If it had left on time Waited 3 hours at the airport

PBI
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great.

LAX
SAN
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew was nice, despite multiple hoardings and time delays.

Cons: Plane was originally set to leave at 11:30 am, but was delayed until 3:00 pm for equipment. We boarded the plane at 3:00, the door was closed, and 30 minutes of waiting at the gate, where told to deplane, and the flight would leave at 5:06. There was another flight to San Diego, also delayed for hou

SEA
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was a nice flight. No troubles

Cons: Nothing

Fri, Jul 5
DBQ
Dubuque
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1h 06m
Sat, Jul 20
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
DBQ
Dubuque
0h 55m
Trip: 16 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Cons: My entertainment screen was not operating. Could not recline my seat.

JFK
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Calm no crowd organized and perfect

Cons: Umm

SFO
MIA
Good 6.0

Cons: Plane was old and dirty, would not recommend.

ORD
SJC
Okay 4.3

Cons: A toilet had no water. The internet was not working for the whole flight

CAE
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Easy access and commute

Thu, Aug 8
DSM
Des Moines
MDW
Chicago Midway
5h 51m
Fri, Aug 23
MDW
Chicago Midway
DSM
Des Moines
3h 34m
Trip: 16 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
PBI
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great.

BTV
DTW
Excellent 9.3

Cons: The gate was changed but it was not updated to the app. Many of us were waiting in the wrong gate until 10 mins before departure.

JAX
JFK
Good 7.3

Cons: No in flight entertainment

ANC
SEA
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Good service

Cons: Video system locked up at my seat

MCI
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Cons: If there could have been some sort of service at DTW to take customers to the gate of their connecting flight, for cases of really short time window of course, it’d be extremely helpful.

Wed, Jul 17
ALO
Waterloo
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1h 13m
Sun, Jul 28
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ALO
Waterloo
1h 08m
Trip: 12 days
9.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.3 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CLT
SMF
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Be on time. Plus we were in first class and it would be nice if the center counsel was smaller giving the passenger more seat room.

CLE
CLT
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Departing on time...30 minutes late.

SNU
MIA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Okey

JFK
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Calm no crowd organized and perfect

Cons: Umm

LGA
MIA
Okay 4.3

Cons: The gate agents were rude. So happy with their ‘power’ over passengers who are loaded like cattle onto the plane. They barked at every other passenger that their carry on bag was too big and wouldn’t even listen to train when bags would fit into the size checking stand.

Thu, Apr 11
DSM
Des Moines
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1h 33m
Sun, Apr 21
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
DSM
Des Moines
1h 19m
Trip: 11 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
DSM
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Great flight, very pleasant staff

IAD
LAX
Okay 5.0

Cons: No WiFi functioning so nothing to do for five hours when you counted on having WiFi. Now I will always bring a book

IAH
CUN
Excellent 9.3

Pros: I got upgraded to first class for free

Cons: I was very happy with this flight!

DCA
IAH
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Smart way they did boarding kept a bunch of people from crowding around the gate. Maple snacks on flight were tasty.

Cons: Really cramped seating.

PDX
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Captain actually briefed passengers before the plane took off. Refreshing.

Cons: Maple cookie snacks aren't my favorite. Stroopwaffels are the best.

Fri, Aug 23
DSM
Des Moines
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4h 51m
Sun, Aug 25
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
DSM
Des Moines
4h 54m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,593 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
RDU
LGA
Good 6.0

Cons: Too much delay - departure was planned on March 15 @ 7 pm and take off happened on March 16 @ 12pm - a complete failure!!!!

HNL
FUK
Good 7.3

Cons: Ran out of hot water on flight

LGA
SRQ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Didn’t like security. They were rude

Cons: Security

YYZ
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: I liked the touch screen displays in each headrest. Seats and leg room comfortable

Cons: Boarding was somewhat unorganized

CVG
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was very professional. Seat uncomfortable. No entertainment. did get water or coffee.

Cons: Comfort

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