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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 14h 31m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($963) and Lufthansa ($1,039)
When flying out of Munich you will be using Munich Franz Josef Strauss, often referred to as Munich Airport. You will be landing at Des Moines, also known as Des Moines Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Faster then any other airline. Supersonic jet ..."
Pros: "Very nice crew"
Cons: "Boarding was a mess. No groups. Entertainment - app doesn't work on PC. Had to watch movie on cellular Passengers. - noisy eithout crew interference & sitting on wrong seats without any interference"
Pros: "Both of our connecting flights were delayed thereby causing us to miss our final flight to LA. Now we are back in Munich where we started, waiting for a flight tomorrow."
Cons: "That we were told on the flight from Düsseldorf to Frankfort we would make our connecting and after running from Terminal A to Z, and seeing the plane on the Tarmac, we were told we were too late. And then the service associate at the Frankfort Lufthansa was incredibly rude, unhelpful and inaccurate."
Cons: "I had a short transit time in Munich (40 minutes). Munich website promises that this is possible and that gates are close to each other and if the first flight is late, then someone will help you to your next flight. My first flight was about 10 mins late. Although assistance was provided to people connecting to some of the other flights, no-one helped me with my connection. I asked two ground staff and was just told to make my own way to the next gate, which was not close. It was in a different terminal! After literally running through two terminals, I did not make it to the gate in time and had to wait for the following flight which got me home over three hours late. Lufthansa did give me a five euro meal voucher though (which doesn't buy very much in an airport cafe)."
Pros: "I would like a direct flight from Krakow to Chicago. Lufthansa is a very good airline to Poland. Would definitely fly Lufthansa again."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "the food was good,the crew was effective"
Cons: "the sits can be more comfortable"
Pros: "Given free upgrade. Efficient services."
Cons: "All was good. They should keep up the good service"
Pros: "Very nice snack."
Pros: "Lufthansa does travel in Europe very well. Boarding process was easy, overhead storage was great, Flight arrived early."
Cons: "Seats in business class are rather smallish, and the legroom is not great either. If you pay extra for business, you should get extra."
Pros: "leg room, entertainment, the pilot was informative throughout the flight"
Pros: "Good flight good staff. Captain explained the route which is nice."
Cons: "No negatives"
Pros: "Good service, clean airy aircraft"
Cons: "Boarding in Munich not well organized for business class passengers as it could be"
Cons: "I got a wrong flight from you, different than the one initially selected, upon my payment !...with 6 hours overlay instead of 50 minutes. For that I had to pay extra $300 !"
Pros: "Nothing about vayama."
Cons: "we were with 2 kids (1 Child and 1 baby). They ground crew did not allow us to board first (like usually). We had to wait until the economy boarding, it became too crowded and was hard to reach the airplane with the kids. regards"
Pros: "They had lots of movies and TV options to choose from."
Cons: "The vegetarian option was very poor. Frankly a pizza snack in place of supper is not what I expect on a cross-Atlantic flight."
Cons: "Μy flight experience was good overall. My husband was in the same flight from Munich to Sevilla. His luggage never arrived to Sevilla. We are still trying to locate it. We fly frequently and this is the first time we had our luggage lost. Eleni"
Cons: "delay on boarding time-problems with the aircraft"
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "Very small cramped seats in business class. Would not fly again."
Pros: "Easy flight nice bottle of reisling"
Cons: "No on flight entertainment"
Cons: "They boarded everybody at once through a jetbridge made of glad. Very hot in there. You were stopped in a crowded jet bridge in 90 degrees for 25 minutes because they board everybody at once and it took time to get passengers into their seat."
Cons: "Didn't happen. Missed it and got re routed thru United."
Pros: "Friendly, attentive crew. Delicious food"
Cons: "Price to bump up to next economy level was prohibitive"
Pros: "Did not make the flight."
Cons: "I wish there was more of advance notice on this flight, instead it just gave us 23 hour reminder. We had booked this flight a year ago but we could not make this and the 23 hours was too short of a notice."
Pros: "Everything was OK"
Pros: "Prompt boarding and takeoff, comfortable seat, good service and food."
Cons: "I did not like the fold-out tray as well as the fold-down tray, no personal screen for the first row."
Pros: "Flight's on time. Very helpful and smiling crew. Good entertainment on board. Nice, new planes"
Cons: "Third time the luggage do not com with me"
Pros: "Crew was great, movies we good. Plane was nice, drinks were readily available. After our missed connection the employee that got us our hotel was very nice and helpful."
Cons: "Even if everything was on time we would have had a very hard time making our connection to Austin after customs and security in Chicago. The tickets never should have been sold that way."
Cons: "Greek managers who hate Macedonian flyers. On purpose he took our carry-on bags for check-in when I said that I had things that can be broken inside. Both bags were bellow 8 kg and we ware family of 3. Our bags were approved by Luftansa on check-in an we have them as carry-on bags from SFO. Two precious trophies was broken because of this. He did this when he saw our Macedonian passport although first the Luftansa lady said bags are ok. I will never fly with Agean Luftansa ever again."
Cons: "Food Not being able to select seats at online check in as flight was operated by united"
Pros: "Good flight. Good, friendly crew. Nice snacks offered."
Cons: "Would have liked information on going through customs on arrival. Luggage was very slow to be delivered to luggage belt. Airport was not ready for flight arrival."
Pros: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "After a cramped flight to Munich getting on this plane was a pleasure - I had space for my legs! And my personal belongings! The flight was smooth and very quick. And the most impressive - the service. Hands down the most delightful crew ever."
Cons: "I used to reserve seats without fees, but Lufthansa airlines requested a fee when I tried to reserve seats in advance."
Pros: "Great service, food, crew."
Cons: "All was fine - more room on the short flight than the intercontinental flight."
Pros: "Passengers should have been boarded in appropriate groups. We all went in one big jumble and th e process took way too long"
Pros: "It got me there."
Cons: "Noisy old plane. Not enough coffee, muffin refrigerator - cold. No entertainment but it was a short flight."
Cons: "See above. Horrible."
Cons: "Flight attendants were not able to help with connecting flights, being unprofessional and suggesting to run to the connecting gate when we would figure out which one it would be once in the terminal! Crew gave misleading information about the delays and durations of the flight."
Cons: "Haven't flown out yet."
Cons: "Lufthansa crew did not assist when i had very bad motion sickness. I asked for a ginger ale and they declined (had wanted to settle my stomach). I told them i was feeling sick and they said that beacuse I was in economy i could not get a ginger ale. I threw up twice within an hour of that. Also, my television entertainment system malfunctioned and they were not accommodating. Flight was also delayed 1.5 hours."
Pros: "cheerful, helpful flight attendants gate area in Munich - complimentary newspapers & coffee make a huge difference! also, lounge style chairs are nice"
Cons: "condition of plane - worn down, outmoded Air Dolomiti branding is a negative better to run true LH flights on this route - except for flight attendants, AD feels more like Alitalia (shudder)"
Pros: "They gave us M&Ms while we were boarding and tried to make the boarding process as quick and organized as possible. They were very polite."
Cons: "No entertainment system, but it was only a 50 minute flight."
Cons: "When I told an gate agent I was supposed to get a wheelchair to get to the plane, she said the record showed I can walk. True, but they expected me to get on a bus (no seat unless I make an issue of needing one!) and offered no help until I spoke up, Then, a car took me and some others directly to the plane. On arrival in Zagreb, same story, but when I asked about help they actually came with a small ambulance-like vehicle that took me to the terminal, where I was on my own. My suitcase went around several times on the carousel before I at last managed to get if off, with my fractured shoulder in a sling. There was nobody there to help, and all other passengers had already left the area. Not what I expect from Lufthansa, and not what I am used to from other airlines!"
Pros: "Do you know what it is like for a vegetarian gluten free person to order gluten free vegetarian and not get it? We confirmed by phone in advance and yet no such meal was provided. If Lufthansa does have such a meal they should say it at the time if reservations. Obviously someone didn't care enough."
Cons: "Do you know what it is like for a vegetarian gluten free person to order gluten free vegetarian and not get it? We confirmed by phone in advance and yet no such meal was provided. If Lufthansa does have such a meal they should say it at the time if reservations. Obviously someone didn't care enough."
Pros: "Arrived safely."
Cons: "Bumped from business to coach and given a lousy $300 voucher."
Pros: "Crew was helpful and fine."
Cons: "Don’t delay all your flights American Airlines. They are never on time."
Cons: "Lack of a crew delayed flight 4 + hours."
Pros: "Crew good seat was better than than the last. Food really good"
Cons: "Shorter fly time"
Cons: "All of group 9 had to check bags on a flight that was already delayed and arriving after 1am."
Cons: "Sat on the ramp for an hour with no A/C, no water. Jaded crew. Not good overall."
Pros: "Plane was nice and comfortable, enjoyed blanket and pillow. Cabin soft drink service was good."
Cons: "Ok movie selection, more less R rated movies to choose from would be nice. Served snack literally 20 minutes before we landed, kinda silly."
Pros: "Great crew! Comfortable seats!"
Cons: "4 hour delay is unacceptable"
Pros: "NO NO"
Cons: "Delayed more than 2 hours"
Pros: "Comfortable seat, no middle seat on my side of plane."
Pros: "The check-in was pleasant. I was treated politely, the staff was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "People at the gate while boarding were quite rude."
Cons: "The flight was booked. A lot of families were separated. It included family with the small children. Passengers were running around asking to change the seats. The entertainment system was very slow. The sound made cracking noises. The flight was over two hours late. In addition, we had to wait for our luggage over 40'. The luggage was wet."
Pros: "The food and the snack was pretty good"
Cons: "I paid $20 for the 24 hours of Wi-Fi and it never worked On either flight. The guy sitting in the seat behind me kept putting his knees into the back of the seat to prevent me from reclining so that his girlfriend could sleep with her head in his lap, so I could not recline in sleep on the long flight from Munich to Philadelphia. I don't have any of these issues when I fly on United. If you want me to fly on American more than I suggest you fixed them."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Delayed on the tarmac"
Pros: "Flight attendant was dilligent"
Pros: "I am so glad that there is a direct flight from Des Moi es to Philly. Our flight home arrived a little early and the crew was very responsive and professional."
Cons: "2 hour late departure. could not get there story strait on why the delay, finally they went with weather delay. steward reminded me of a bunch of people unhappy with there jobs. need to work on customer service"
Cons: "American Airlines DISCRIMINATES especially against the elderly! The airlines took my family of 6 off the flight that I booked 6 months in advance, and I had no flight out of Munich, Germany. I do not know why. I called and had them put us back on the flight. I paid extra for seats so that we could all sit together. The seats were given to others and my family could not sit together. The American Airlines employees were not helpful at all! The agent, Rowna, lied to us that we would be sitting together. They will not reimburse me for paying extra for seats that I did not get. The porter that pushed my mother in the wheelchair was more helpful than any employee."
Pros: "It was on time, crew members were great."
Cons: "My video screen watching a movie froze the last couple of hours. Let the attendants know, nothing ever happened and reminded them a few times over the 2 hr period."
Pros: "great flight! THank You"
Pros: "The fact that we got home without our luggage missing"
Cons: "Flights were operated by American Airlines. The touch screens on the flights between Munich to Philadelphia. Apparently this was a known issue so I have no idea why the company didn't care to fix it. The food served was awful and tasteless. Not to mention that webjet once again made errors with out booking which the AA ground staff were nice enough to fix."
Pros: "All of the flight was OK - nothing special -"
Cons: "One of the flight attendants did not like her job at all - like a robot - no smiles, frustrated and bored"
Pros: "I had a relaxing trip everything went smooth and the crew was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "the only thing I did not like is the food choice because it seems like every airlines have the same to choices no big deal"
Pros: "Plane was comfy and food was good"
Cons: "Boarding in Munich was a nightmare. There was no place to line up and there was only one person checking tickets which resulted in 100s of people trying to push through at same time. After that we had to cram on buses and wait on tarmack for 30mins till plane was ready and then everyone rushed on the plane."
Cons: "This was actually an American Airline flight with other carrier names. I hate how AA tries to get passengers to pay more for seating. Even less than 24 hours before the flight they were trying to trick me into selecting a less desirable seat or pay an additional $93 per seat. It was only because we got to the airport early did better seats mysteriously become available. Even after selecting seats they still tried to get us to pay for "better" seating."
Cons: "They were late because of bad scheduling and the gate agent was rude"
Pros: "Safe, efficient and pleasant flight. I would fly American again. I appreciate getting a soda and snack included."
Cons: "No movie. I got "spoiled" on flight from Seattle to Phoenix with a movie perk. Was looking forward to another on the 2nd leg of our trip. I thought maybe it was an "American" thing. ... but apparently just got lucky on first leg."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 9 hours for mechanical issues and they were not able to do anything. Since booking with Kayak neither Alaska airlines or American Airlines would help in getting us an earlier flight and both airlines said they couldn't help after repeated calls. Won't be booking any American Airlines flights throug Kayak again."
Pros: "The smoothness of the ride"
Cons: "Boarding was rushed then we sat on plane for an hour before take off. Then movies i wanted to watch wouldnt work and crew was annoyed and not helpful. Food was ok... mashed potatoes would have been better as rice with chicken."
Pros: "When we printed out our boarding passes the two seats that we bought were not listed. The agent at the boarding gate was awesome and got us two seats together. The flight was smooth and the flight crew was very good."
Cons: "The time allotted between flights was too short."
Pros: "Announcements and directions on landing in Philadelphia were very complete and helpful. Crew came around multiple times offering drinks."
Cons: "Baggage unloading took 40 minutes to begin. Caused jam up behind other arriving flights at customs and everyone in big rush to catch connecting flights. Entertainment good but touchscreen was not responsive and frustrating to operate. Long walk to new terminal for connecting flight even though flight was listed as the same flight number for both legs."
Pros: "Plane was not full and seats seemed spacious. Everything was on time."
Cons: "the entertainment systems was very slow to respond to the touch commands on the screen."
Cons: "Plane needed to be updated. CRT TVs still? More space in seating for such a long duration flight. Head rests that don't rise more than a few centimeter. What's the point then?"
Pros: "The flight service was consistently adequate and the attendants made sure to provide many opportunities to stay well hydrated"
Cons: "There was a screaming child that made the trip almost intolerable. No fault of American, however, perhaps the attendants could have made some additional suggestions to the parent to help him quiet his child."
Pros: "I paid for extra leg room and I got it. The only thing I was in the row right behind first class they require you to put all of your carry-on above even a purse. I had never had that before but I guess that's common practice."
Cons: "Poor snack options"
Pros: "The staff was friendly and helped me reroute my flights."
Cons: "I took a 3 leg journey so I expected to be flying all day, but every flight was delayed going out and one flight was delayed coming in. Plus there are never any gluten free snack choices on the flight."
Pros: "Outstanding crew and pilot dealt with some tough weather issues"
Pros: "Entertainment options were outstanding , 4 movies and 10 hour flight is quicker than quick."
Cons: "Nothing on the flight. Could not pre-board on line, so instead of a zone 2 loading sequence we got zone 4. as a person who flies to Europe 4-5 times a year I do not enjoy getting on a plane in the Zone 4-5 sequencing."
Cons: "Checking one bag took 30 minutes. Very stressful"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Why are there no more blankets?!?! Or if there are - they are for First Class only. Ridiculous"
Cons: "The fact that American Airlines woman at the gate when we showed up at 12:10 pm for 12:15 pm flight asked us if we were the four people from the airberlin flight and told us that they knew our flight landed late but that we were too late to catch this flight home because they closed the gate. She barley gave us direction on what to do about getting a new flight or fudging our bags."
Pros: "It was a great experience. Flight on time, excellent seats, even though the reservation was made one day before flying out due to an emergency. Wonderful flight crew. Will suggest to others and fly likely again."
Pros: "Not crowd, got a exit row seat. Plenty of room"
Pros: "The movies were great and the staff was friendly"
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