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$433
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$341
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FAQs for Booking Ontario to Des Moines Flights

How long does a flight from Ontario to Des Moines take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 05m, covering a distance of 1401 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Ontario to Des Moines?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($229), Multiple Airlines ($264) and American Airlines ($358).
Do I need a passport to fly between Ontario and Des Moines?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Ontario to Des Moines?
For Ontario to Des Moines, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Ontario, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Ontario to Des Moines (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Ontario
$229
only
$229
Destination
Des Moines
$229
only
$229
Fri, May 11
ONT
DSM
21h 20m
Mon, May 14
DSM
ONT
15h 09m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

Tue, Mar 13
ONT
DSM
5h 05m
Tue, Mar 20
DSM
ONT
11h 38m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 8
ONT
DSM
5h 49m
Wed, Mar 14
DSM
ONT
6h 15m
Trip: 6 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
ORD
DFW
Excellent 8.6

The customer service/ticket agent skipped her lunch break to get us on the plane. She went way beyond the call of duty. We will be eternally grateful.

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.

BOS
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Everything is excellent!!

CLT
CLE
Okay 5.2

Plane was delayed 1.5 hours. Rental Car reservation was at a location 30 miles from the airport, not the airport rental location. Had to transfer reservations which cost an extra $30...

LAX
AKL
Okay 4.0

American wins tge coach torture contest!

Mon, Mar 26
ONT
DSM
7h 36m
Fri, Mar 30
DSM
ONT
5h 52m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
DRO
Okay 5.2

They were able to get us on an earlier flight to shorten the 5 hour layover

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

EWR
SJU
Excellent 10.0

EWR gate personnel tried to move things along. Seat was roomie and the flight attendants were pleasant. Flight was on time and landed early. No complaints.

Long TSA lines at EWR, but they moved.

IAD
DEN
Okay 4.0

Never made it on that flight

LAX
HNL
Good 6.6

One crew is rude while I was ordering food while she is delivering the beverage after the order time. She simply told me they don't have what I want to order and leave. After 5 mins, I pushed the service button and nobody responded. After half hour, I ordered the food from another crew passed by. After I landed, they suppose to return my stroller set at the airplane gate. But they said it is not there, ask us to wait at the airport gate. We walked outside and they broadcasted again, I didn't hear very clearly but followed most parents to walk out. We wait at the baggage claim for almost 1 hour and finally, the baggage crew came back to the gate and found our stroller.

Wed, Apr 18
ONT
DSM
5h 18m
Sat, Apr 21
DSM
ONT
5h 41m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 27
ONT
DSM
21h 31m
Mon, Apr 30
DSM
ONT
5h 41m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

Thu, Apr 19
ONT
DSM
5h 12m
Sat, Apr 21
DSM
ONT
5h 41m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 19
ONT
DSM
5h 08m
Mon, Apr 23
DSM
ONT
5h 41m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jun 26
ONT
DSM
14h 29m
Tue, Jul 3
DSM
ONT
8h 04m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

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

ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

Tue, Jun 26
ONT
DSM
5h 09m
Tue, Jul 3
DSM
ONT
5h 28m
Trip: 8 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
BWI
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Nothing special

BWI check-in crew is not friendly, not related to Japan Airline.

BOS
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Everything is excellent!!

ORD
LAX
Okay 4.0

Packed like sardines; the seats are getting narrower and the seat pockets are ridiculously small.

IND
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The staff

The snack selection and lack of entertainment

ORD
DFW
Excellent 8.6

The customer service/ticket agent skipped her lunch break to get us on the plane. She went way beyond the call of duty. We will be eternally grateful.

Mon, Mar 12
ONT
DSM
7h 35m
Wed, Mar 21
DSM
ONT
5h 52m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
DRO
Okay 5.2

They were able to get us on an earlier flight to shorten the 5 hour layover

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

LAX
HNL
Good 6.6

One crew is rude while I was ordering food while she is delivering the beverage after the order time. She simply told me they don't have what I want to order and leave. After 5 mins, I pushed the service button and nobody responded. After half hour, I ordered the food from another crew passed by. After I landed, they suppose to return my stroller set at the airplane gate. But they said it is not there, ask us to wait at the airport gate. We walked outside and they broadcasted again, I didn't hear very clearly but followed most parents to walk out. We wait at the baggage claim for almost 1 hour and finally, the baggage crew came back to the gate and found our stroller.

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

Thu, May 10
ONT
DSM
7h 40m
Mon, May 14
DSM
ONT
5h 30m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, May 26
ONT
DSM
6h 34m
Sun, Jun 3
DSM
ONT
5h 47m
Trip: 9 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
GRR
Excellent 9.0

Everything worked the way it was supposed to. Bag transfer through customs and transfer to domestic was easy.

Snacks and food in general on US operated airlines is generally sad. American Airlines should learn from Qantas about food quality and service.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Premium economy is the way to go for a long haul flight. We were comfortable and able to get some sleep.

The crew on the way to Sydney was a little more present. There was always someone milling in the galley between the business class and premium economy cabin. The crew returning came through the cabin often and were attentive if you asked for them but you had to seek them out.

BWI
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Nothing special

BWI check-in crew is not friendly, not related to Japan Airline.

LAX
ORD
Good 7.6

I liked having the built in screen on the a321. Americans streaming service has lots to offer but the built in screens have more choices. I get why they want to just offer the streaming but I appreciate all the choices! There was a group number enforcer at the gate to make boarding more organized! She was polite but told the mobs that try to use the premium line to wait their turn.

I asked for upgrades to and from Chicago. I’m a gold member and fly for leisure fairly often. There are so many people looking for an upgrade these days that you’re rarely getting the opportunity

IND
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The staff

The snack selection and lack of entertainment

Tue, Mar 20
ONT
DSM
7h 35m
Wed, Mar 28
DSM
ONT
5h 52m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

SFO
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment system good. Nice new aircraft 777-300 ER. On-time departure and early arrival.

Vegetarian food choices very limited.

AMS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

United's flight was delayed by 6 hours, couldn't make the connecting flight from Washington DC to Denver so they routed me to san francisco, spend the night at the airport there and then travel to Denver in the morning. Fortunately there was a very helpful crew in Schiphol that was able to get us on a flight with american airlines to philadelphia and then on to Denver.

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Food drinks and movies

The seats were comfortable and the plane clean. Take off and landing smooth .

Thu, May 31
ONT
DSM
7h 40m
Mon, Jun 4
DSM
ONT
5h 30m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 12
ONT
DSM
5h 08m
Fri, Apr 13
DSM
ONT
8h 10m
Trip: 2 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
BOS
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Everything is excellent!!

CLT
CLE
Okay 5.2

Plane was delayed 1.5 hours. Rental Car reservation was at a location 30 miles from the airport, not the airport rental location. Had to transfer reservations which cost an extra $30...

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.

LAX
AKL
Okay 4.0

American wins tge coach torture contest!

LAX
ORD
Good 7.6

I liked having the built in screen on the a321. Americans streaming service has lots to offer but the built in screens have more choices. I get why they want to just offer the streaming but I appreciate all the choices! There was a group number enforcer at the gate to make boarding more organized! She was polite but told the mobs that try to use the premium line to wait their turn.

I asked for upgrades to and from Chicago. I’m a gold member and fly for leisure fairly often. There are so many people looking for an upgrade these days that you’re rarely getting the opportunity

Wed, Mar 21
ONT
DSM
7h 35m
Thu, Mar 29
DSM
ONT
5h 52m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

AMS
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

United's flight was delayed by 6 hours, couldn't make the connecting flight from Washington DC to Denver so they routed me to san francisco, spend the night at the airport there and then travel to Denver in the morning. Fortunately there was a very helpful crew in Schiphol that was able to get us on a flight with american airlines to philadelphia and then on to Denver.

DEN
DRO
Okay 5.2

They were able to get us on an earlier flight to shorten the 5 hour layover

SFO
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment system good. Nice new aircraft 777-300 ER. On-time departure and early arrival.

Vegetarian food choices very limited.

EWR
SJU
Excellent 10.0

EWR gate personnel tried to move things along. Seat was roomie and the flight attendants were pleasant. Flight was on time and landed early. No complaints.

Long TSA lines at EWR, but they moved.

Fri, Apr 20
ONT
DSM
5h 12m
Mon, Apr 23
DSM
ONT
5h 41m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jun 7
ONT
DSM
5h 09m
Mon, Jun 11
DSM
ONT
7h 53m
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
LAX
ORD
Good 7.6

I liked having the built in screen on the a321. Americans streaming service has lots to offer but the built in screens have more choices. I get why they want to just offer the streaming but I appreciate all the choices! There was a group number enforcer at the gate to make boarding more organized! She was polite but told the mobs that try to use the premium line to wait their turn.

I asked for upgrades to and from Chicago. I’m a gold member and fly for leisure fairly often. There are so many people looking for an upgrade these days that you’re rarely getting the opportunity

BWI
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Nothing special

BWI check-in crew is not friendly, not related to Japan Airline.

ORD
LAX
Okay 4.0

Packed like sardines; the seats are getting narrower and the seat pockets are ridiculously small.

DFW
GRR
Excellent 9.0

Everything worked the way it was supposed to. Bag transfer through customs and transfer to domestic was easy.

Snacks and food in general on US operated airlines is generally sad. American Airlines should learn from Qantas about food quality and service.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Premium economy is the way to go for a long haul flight. We were comfortable and able to get some sleep.

The crew on the way to Sydney was a little more present. There was always someone milling in the galley between the business class and premium economy cabin. The crew returning came through the cabin often and were attentive if you asked for them but you had to seek them out.

Mon, Mar 12
ONT
DSM
7h 35m
Mon, Mar 19
DSM
ONT
5h 52m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SEA
DEN
Okay 4.4

Lost bags and every time I called to find out where they were I would get a different story. I was told it would be on the next flight for the next 5 flights.

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

LAX
HNL
Good 6.6

One crew is rude while I was ordering food while she is delivering the beverage after the order time. She simply told me they don't have what I want to order and leave. After 5 mins, I pushed the service button and nobody responded. After half hour, I ordered the food from another crew passed by. After I landed, they suppose to return my stroller set at the airplane gate. But they said it is not there, ask us to wait at the airport gate. We walked outside and they broadcasted again, I didn't hear very clearly but followed most parents to walk out. We wait at the baggage claim for almost 1 hour and finally, the baggage crew came back to the gate and found our stroller.

EWR
SJU
Excellent 10.0

EWR gate personnel tried to move things along. Seat was roomie and the flight attendants were pleasant. Flight was on time and landed early. No complaints.

Long TSA lines at EWR, but they moved.

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Food drinks and movies

The seats were comfortable and the plane clean. Take off and landing smooth .

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Ontario to Des Moines Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Des Moines
Flights Depart from Ontario
Flight Price $229
Distance 1401 miles
Airlines Frontier, American Airlines, United, Delta
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