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Good to Know

Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
12%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$415
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$316
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $315 or less.
The cheapest flight from Philadelphia to Des Moines was found 75 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 31% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Philadelphia to Des Moines Flights

How long does a flight from Philadelphia to Des Moines take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 56m, covering a distance of 969 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($278) and American Airlines ($341)
Do I need a passport to fly between Philadelphia and Des Moines?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Philadelphia to Des Moines?
For Philadelphia to Des Moines, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Philadelphia, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Philadelphia
$278
only
$278
Destination
Des Moines
$278
only
$278
Sat, Jun 2
PHL
DSM
10h 54m
Mon, Jun 4
DSM
PHL
27h 04m
Trip: 3 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33291 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
SEA
DEN
Excellent 8.6

boarding/unboarding is painless and enjoyable and attendants are respectfull

snacks and cokes are charged

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

ATL
AUS
Good 6.6

I dont like flying

MSY
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was canceled !!

SJU
ATL
Good 6.0

Cheap flight

No complimentary snacks at all. I paid $3 for a coke, very little seats with no elbow or leg room nor to lean back. I felt like i was in a can.

Sun, May 27
PHL
DSM
2h 56m
Mon, Jul 16
DSM
PHL
2h 36m
Trip: 51 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26132 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PNS
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Diverted and delayed. Got home 8 hours later then I should have.

LAX
HND
Excellent 8.6

This was the best in flight crew I’ve experienced in economy class. They were efficient, friendly & humorous! Keep up the great work! They made flying in not so comfortable seats bearable.

MIA
CFG
Good 6.0

The plane was older and seat room was pretty bad. Under the seats was more open though.

ORD
NRT
Excellent 8.3

Amazing entertainment selection, comfortable.

PHX
SEA
Okay 4.0

Only good thing about the flight is the price.

I do not like the two hour delay, after a hour maybe consider getting another plane.

Sat, Feb 3
PHL
DSM
13h 18m
Sun, Feb 4
DSM
PHL
7h 03m
Trip: 2 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33291 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAX
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Good beer selection

Air conditioning Weak flow Warm temperatures Non reclining seats

DEN
MCO
Excellent 8.0

The fact that my checked baggage is confusing when they charged me it was only for one way. I was billed and then noticed it was only one way, so I had to re enter my credit card info twice. Seems to me they should assume I will be bringing back my suitcase and contents rather than that I would be leaving it.

ATL
AUS
Good 6.6

I dont like flying

MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

SJU
ATL
Good 6.0

Cheap flight

No complimentary snacks at all. I paid $3 for a coke, very little seats with no elbow or leg room nor to lean back. I felt like i was in a can.

Tue, Mar 13
PHL
DSM
5h 52m
Thu, Mar 15
DSM
PHL
6h 27m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26132 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
HND
Excellent 8.6

This was the best in flight crew I’ve experienced in economy class. They were efficient, friendly & humorous! Keep up the great work! They made flying in not so comfortable seats bearable.

MIA
CFG
Good 6.0

The plane was older and seat room was pretty bad. Under the seats was more open though.

BOS
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Friendly attendants, plenty of coffee. Great service.

PNS
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Diverted and delayed. Got home 8 hours later then I should have.

PHX
SEA
Okay 4.0

Only good thing about the flight is the price.

I do not like the two hour delay, after a hour maybe consider getting another plane.

Wed, Dec 27
PHL
DSM
4h 38m
Sat, Dec 30
DSM
PHL
4h 09m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26132 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
HPN
DCA
Okay 4.0

Boarded too early and left late. Long delay waiting for bus to terminal in DC

BOS
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Friendly attendants, plenty of coffee. Great service.

LHR
ORD
Poor 0.0

Didn't make the flight because the flight to London was cancelled.

PNS
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Diverted and delayed. Got home 8 hours later then I should have.

BDL
CLT
Excellent 8.0

all around experience was good arrived in Charlotte early

Nothing to really say wasn't to bad to say...

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