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Average Price:
$382
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$263
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $263 or less.
The cheapest flight from Washington Dulles Intl to Des Moines was found 77 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 21% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Washington Dulles Intl to Des Moines Flights

How long does a flight from Washington Dulles Intl to Des Moines take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 35m, covering a distance of 871 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Washington Dulles Intl to Des Moines?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($238), Multiple Airlines ($287) and American Airlines ($289).
Do I need a passport to fly between Washington Dulles Intl and Des Moines?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Washington Dulles Intl to Des Moines?
For Washington Dulles Intl to Des Moines, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Washington Dulles Intl, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Washington Dulles Intl to Des Moines (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Washington
$238
only
$238
Destination
Des Moines
$238
only
$238
Wed, Apr 18
IAD
DSM
12h 04m
Mon, Apr 23
DSM
IAD
11h 21m
Trip: 6 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33242 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MCO
IAD
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing

There is no entertainment, no charger, the crew was rudo, no food and even no water, nothing good in this flight and was expensive

IAD
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Bought round trip tickets for a cheap price, was honestly expecting the worst but the seats were very comfortable & spacious. Crew was nice & helpful.

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

ATL
DEN
Mediocre 3.6

The price was good, and it was a non stop flight.

The crew was rude and the seats didn't recline.

PVD
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Not much.

Where do I start. Ticket counter at check in is an abomination even if you did it online as they suggest. The airline groups together those needing check in and those dropping off bags which makes no sense at all. Results in a long process. Nickel and dime you until the savings from a traditional airline is non-existent. Seats are uncomfortable, crew is unpleasant. No wifi or entertainment. And baggage is always delayed. Pay the money for a regular airline.

Mon, Feb 12
IAD
DSM
20h 49m
Wed, Feb 14
DSM
IAD
13h 13m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 6
IAD
DSM
6h 23m
Tue, Mar 13
DSM
IAD
5h 34m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 25953 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
SYD
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

We arrived safely. We were late but arrived safely. When we had to spend the night en route, the customer service desk was very kind and helpful.

Crew was grumpy and very unhelpful Lots of mechanical delays Kept being assured we would make our connections despite leaving late. In the end we had to change our route in order to have a chance at making it to our destination that day. Even that didn’t work though; we had to spend the night in Charlotte.

ABQ
DFW
Excellent 9.3

Great staff. Arrived very early. Smooth flight .

LIM
CUZ
Excellent 10.0

They went above and beyond to make my travel experience an enjoyable one.

That they are not more like them on other airline carriers.

DFW
LHR
Excellent 9.0

Great staff. Arrived very early. Smooth flight .

Food was slightly over cooked

PWM
DCA
Okay 5.3

Wish they had told me there was a shuttle to other side of airport. Had not been to this airport in many years.

Fri, Jan 26
IAD
DSM
6h 05m
Sun, Jan 28
DSM
IAD
4h 41m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14179 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
MEX
Excellent 8.6

Sandwich for dinner

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Seats were comfortable ... enough. Boarding process, once underway allowed me to get overhead bin and stash my other luggage in the seat below me. Flight wasn't overly booked (85-95%) so there appeared to be room for others to stretch out. Now about that crying kid...

Ugh. Weather delays. The flight was scheduled to board about 7P but it arrived late and they had to not only unload the self-loading cargo, but clean up afterwards. Would be nice to get a better estimate as to how long it would take to board so that I could hang out in the lounge. In addition, departure from JFK was delayed as well, either we missed the IFR window or got stuck behind some traffic and I fell asleep on the plane only to wake up what seemed an hour later just getting ready to hit V1. No upgrade.

YYZ
YQB
Okay 5.0

They had to change tires before we lelt in Toronto. And we spent more than one hour on the tarmac.

MEX
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing really.

Boarding process was horribly handled. Food was inadequate. Stewardess was saccharine. Bathroom door didn’t shut completely. I was told this wasn’t an international flight and therefore no free alcohol. Aero Mexico flight to Mexico City had much better food, free alcohol and more attentive service personnel. Also delays because of equipment problems.

SLC
SJC
Excellent 9.6

As always, the crew and amenities were first rate.

We were initially told that our flight would arrive early. Then we sat on the tarmac for a half hour before anyone could be bothered to tell us we were waiting for the plane to be de-iced.

Mon, Dec 25
IAD
DSM
5h 35m
Thu, Jan 4
DSM
IAD
4h 29m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52264 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SJO
IAH
Good 7.6

I enjoyed the crew and the service... Top notch

No tv on plain no free wifi like it was advertised

MIA
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

The flight was over 4 hours delayed, and I didn't receive a notification that it was delayed until an hour after the flight was supposed to take off, which would have been ideal given that I had to pay 5x surge pricing for my uber to get there by the original scheduled time. Once we were about to board the plane, we were told again that it was further delayed. The crew was cranky and tired as they had clearly been dealing with delay issues the whole day. There were no tv's on the flight and we were told there would be free wifi to stream to our phones, however the wifi was so slow that it couldn't even load a single picture from the internet. Oh, there were also no decent food options on the flight. I will avoid United at all costs in the future, as my flight down was also over 3 hours delayed.

JAX
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Waffle cookies were amazing

HRL
IAH
Okay 5.3

Plane seats were so narrow that my knees were pressed into the back of seat infront of me.

IAH
IND
Excellent 8.6

Terrific Gate Team in Houston, who were extremely helpful with my current disability (my foot is in a walking boot). Gate agent immediately approached me once I got to the gate (via wheelchair) to see if I needed anything else. Then she took it upon herself to move my seat so that I had an empty row on the flight to prop my leg up on the flight, which was excellent customer service. She anticipated my needs & exceeded them. She signaled for me to board early, so I had enough time & space to get down the ramp. Gate agents like her are hard to find these days. I wish there were more agents like her. Flight to Indy- Plane were more spacious between the seats. My knees had 6”-8” between them & the seat in front of them. It was a new plane, so if this is the direction that United is going with their aircrafts, they will have lots of happy flyers.

It was recommended to download the United app for free inflight Enterainment once I purchased the inflight WiFi. After purchased, none of the movies or tv shows would play. It seemed like slow WiFi was making it impossible to utilize the Entertainment promoted by United.

Fri, Apr 27
IAD
DSM
12h 04m
Mon, Apr 30
DSM
IAD
11h 21m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33242 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PVD
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Not much.

Where do I start. Ticket counter at check in is an abomination even if you did it online as they suggest. The airline groups together those needing check in and those dropping off bags which makes no sense at all. Results in a long process. Nickel and dime you until the savings from a traditional airline is non-existent. Seats are uncomfortable, crew is unpleasant. No wifi or entertainment. And baggage is always delayed. Pay the money for a regular airline.

ATL
DEN
Mediocre 3.6

The price was good, and it was a non stop flight.

The crew was rude and the seats didn't recline.

IAD
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Bought round trip tickets for a cheap price, was honestly expecting the worst but the seats were very comfortable & spacious. Crew was nice & helpful.

ORD
RSW
Excellent 10.0

We had 3 kids with us and the flight was on time and the staff was very nice

MCO
IAD
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing

There is no entertainment, no charger, the crew was rudo, no food and even no water, nothing good in this flight and was expensive

Wed, May 30
IAD
DSM
11h 54m
Sun, Jun 3
DSM
IAD
6h 17m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jun 2
IAD
DSM
6h 15m
Sun, Jun 3
DSM
IAD
6h 17m
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52264 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
MIA
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

The flight was over 4 hours delayed, and I didn't receive a notification that it was delayed until an hour after the flight was supposed to take off, which would have been ideal given that I had to pay 5x surge pricing for my uber to get there by the original scheduled time. Once we were about to board the plane, we were told again that it was further delayed. The crew was cranky and tired as they had clearly been dealing with delay issues the whole day. There were no tv's on the flight and we were told there would be free wifi to stream to our phones, however the wifi was so slow that it couldn't even load a single picture from the internet. Oh, there were also no decent food options on the flight. I will avoid United at all costs in the future, as my flight down was also over 3 hours delayed.

JAX
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Waffle cookies were amazing

PHX
IAD
Excellent 8.0

Good crew!! Entertainment screen not as good as SAS

SJO
IAH
Good 7.6

I enjoyed the crew and the service... Top notch

No tv on plain no free wifi like it was advertised

SFO
HNL
Okay 4.3

on time

extremely cramped, overcrowded

Tue, Dec 19
IAD
DSM
7h 11m
Fri, Dec 29
DSM
IAD
14h 54m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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