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How long does a flight from Oakland to Des Moines take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 55m, covering a distance of 1536 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Oakland to Des Moines?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($291), Delta ($430) and Allegiant Air ($795).
Do I need a passport to fly between Oakland and Des Moines?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Oakland to Des Moines?
For Oakland to Des Moines, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Oakland, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Oakland
$291
only
$291
Destination
Des Moines
$291
only
$291
Tue, Apr 3
OAK
DSM
5h 00m
Mon, Apr 9
DSM
OAK
16h 16m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
OAK
DSM
5h 16m
Thu, Mar 1
DSM
OAK
6h 49m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

Wed, May 2
OAK
DSM
4h 55m
Tue, May 8
DSM
OAK
5h 55m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 26
OAK
DSM
11h 24m
Sat, Apr 28
DSM
OAK
5h 24m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 2
OAK
DSM
4h 55m
Mon, May 7
DSM
OAK
19h 07m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 18
OAK
DSM
6h 04m
Fri, Feb 23
DSM
OAK
10h 38m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 1154 reviews
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.1
SFB
XNA
Good 6.3

It is hard to beat the price of tickets for this airline. I love the price; that the flights are direct & almost always on time; that the staff, from the flight attendants to ticket agents, all seem professional, helpful & friendly; and that the planes are clean and seats well cushioned & comfortable.

I don't like that the seats don't lean back & that they are very close together with little leg/knee room. Altho the base price for the flights is cheap, they charge for "extras", including making your reservation by phone instead of online, printing out your boarding pass &choosing your seat. There's a fee for carry on's as well as regular size luggage. If you don't prepay for your luggage or if your luggage weighs more than 40 lbs, they charge $50, instead of $25. They not only charge for food, but also for water or any beverage. If you are prepared for a no frills flight & are willing to sit separately from your travel companions, etc. then this is a great way to save time (direct flights) and money. I will choose to fly with them again, even tho My husband & I prob. won't get to sit together. If you know what to expect & plan for it, it is a great way to save.

LAS
RNO
Mediocre 2.0

they charged me more money because i need alleges air . ap

FLL
MEM
Excellent 10.0

It was exceervice

LAX
TUL
Good 6.0

Cheap fare, nice crew, clean plane

Small seating, small snacks , extra charges for anything

SFB
RDU
Excellent 8.5

Our Kayak reservation did not state that we would be a boarding level that did not allow for a carry-on item. This needs to be more clearly identified.

Thu, Apr 26
OAK
DSM
11h 24m
Fri, Apr 27
DSM
OAK
9h 34m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, May 3
OAK
DSM
4h 55m
Mon, May 7
DSM
OAK
5h 19m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

Tue, Apr 24
OAK
DSM
5h 00m
Fri, Apr 27
DSM
OAK
5h 57m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 12
OAK
DSM
11h 46m
Thu, Mar 15
DSM
OAK
5h 37m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BOS
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice

WiFi awful. Useless.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack.

SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

Wed, Apr 25
OAK
DSM
5h 00m
Fri, Apr 27
DSM
OAK
5h 57m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 29
OAK
DSM
10h 55m
Tue, Apr 3
DSM
OAK
5h 24m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

ATL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pls see above

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack.

BOS
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Service vey Good. Nice choices. Comfort seating very nice

WiFi awful. Useless.

ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

Tue, Apr 24
OAK
DSM
5h 00m
Thu, Apr 26
DSM
OAK
5h 50m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 12
OAK
DSM
11h 24m
Sun, Apr 15
DSM
OAK
6h 37m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 25
OAK
DSM
5h 00m
Thu, Apr 26
DSM
OAK
5h 50m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jun 15
OAK
DSM
10h 04m
Mon, Jun 18
DSM
OAK
5h 29m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SMF
ATL
Excellent 8.6

The crew were so polite and happy!

Those seats! UGH!

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

ATL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pls see above

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack.

Thu, Mar 29
OAK
DSM
6h 12m
Wed, Apr 4
DSM
OAK
10h 01m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jun 13
OAK
DSM
5h 29m
Fri, Jun 15
DSM
OAK
8h 38m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 24
OAK
DSM
5h 00m
Sun, Apr 29
DSM
OAK
5h 50m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jun 13
OAK
DSM
5h 29m
Wed, Jun 20
DSM
OAK
6h 46m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews

Oakland to Des Moines Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Des Moines
Flights Depart from Oakland
Flight Price $291
Distance 1536 miles
Airlines Delta, Allegiant Air
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