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Low Season:
November
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$386
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$264
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Washington Reagan-National to Des Moines

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $264 or less.
The cheapest flight from Washington Reagan-National to Des Moines was found 70 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is November.
Morning departure is around 12% cheaper 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 Washington Reagan-National to Des Moines Flights

How long does a flight from Washington Reagan-National to Des Moines take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 46m, covering a distance of 895 miles.
How many flights are there between Washington Reagan-National and Des Moines?
There are 9 (nonstop) flights between Washington Reagan-National and Des Moines per week, averaging 1 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Washington Reagan-National to Des Moines?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($238), American Airlines ($275) and United ($588).
Do I need a passport to fly between Washington Reagan-National and Des Moines?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Washington Reagan-National and Des Moines?
American Airlines (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Washington Reagan-National to Des Moines?
For Washington Reagan-National to Des Moines, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Washington Reagan-National, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Washington Reagan-National to Des Moines (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Washington
$238
only
$238
Destination
Des Moines
$238
only
$238
Tue, Mar 6
DCA
DSM
6h 45m
Tue, Mar 13
DSM
DCA
11h 57m
Trip: 7 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

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
LAS
Good 6.3

They gave me and someone else the same seat luckily it wasn’t a packed flight and was able to move to a row that was empty

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

Fri, Feb 23
DCA
DSM
2h 54m
Sun, Feb 25
DSM
DCA
2h 19m
Trip: 3 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

JFK
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. From the plane to the awful delay and poor service.

Lack of communication. Old plane, no comfort and 6 HOURS DELAYED. Truly disappointed by the airline

DCA
DSM
Good 7.3

crew was nice.

plane was small and had no room for carry on flight was late.

SFO
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time. Comfortable seat. Courteous crew. Easy transfer.

Wed, Apr 18
DCA
DSM
11h 04m
Mon, Apr 23
DSM
DCA
17h 29m
Trip: 6 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
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.

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

Thu, Jan 11
DCA
DSM
5h 38m
Sun, Jan 14
DSM
DCA
2h 18m
Trip: 4 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

BNA
DFW
Good 7.3

Everything else

LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

Smooth operation, on time

Seat pitch on the plane unbelievably cramped. When seats are so close that if you drop something on the floor you have to be a contortionist to get it, you know it's a problem NEVER fly the 787-900 economy.

CLT
SJU
Mediocre 3.3

Direct flight

Horrible customer service, excessive baggage fees, rude counter staff, no leg room, narrow seats

LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.2

Easy and efficient boarding for a busy flight. Efficient, attentive and intuitive cabin crew. Good in-flight entertainment and facilities.

The aircraft was extremely cold throughout the duration of the flight. Of all of the long haul airlines I've flown with, I find that American Airlines offers the least leg room.

Thu, Dec 28
DCA
DSM
5h 24m
Sun, Dec 31
DSM
DCA
5h 40m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52353 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
MCO
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Excellent support from everyone as all were very helpful with assisting my need for wheel chair.

IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

ORD
MUC
Mediocre 2.0

Our plane was defective so had to be replaced. This is fine, I certainly am willing to wait for a new plane if it means not blowing up over the ocean. The problem was how little the attendants at the gate communicated the situation to us. What should have been a brief layover became a 12 hour nightmare. The gate attendants did finally issue meal vouchers but they waited until 10 minutes before all the restaurants closed and only issued $10 a person. This is enough to buy a hot dog at an airport... We were told there wouldn't be any rescheduling of missed connections until we were "airborne". This resulted in mass panic and confusion upon reaching our destination. We were told to go to the service desk, half an airport away, but once the entire passenger contents of the plane arrived at that far flung service desk, we were mostly turned away to seek help at individual gates. This lack of communication meant I missed the next next available connecting flight and now have a further six hour layover. I understand accidents happen and planes can break down but the nearly complete lack of care and customer attention is, frankly, disappointing. I've now had nearly an entire day added to my travel time. If I'd been willing to loose that time I would have paid $600 less for my ticket. United finally offered a token of their appreciation : a $100 e-voucher. I have spent more than that on food and coffee in airports for the past two days while trying to survive until my next connections.

LHR
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Fortunately as a passenger the economy flight area was very spacious due to low numbers of passengers. Which provided a comfortable seating space.

The entertainment could and been a little more variable in the film range provided. But generally overall I had a excellent flight. Food was good. Crew were very good and I would definitely consider flying United on my next visit out and recommend that my family did. Thank you United.

ATL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The United pilot we flew that day. did great job. we arrive safe to the distination despite of the climate condition. im happy for the service.so far im satified..

the delayed flight this time almost cause us to lost our next flight in chicago. thats what i dont like. wish this wont happen next time..

Mon, Dec 25
DCA
DSM
2h 46m
Tue, Jan 2
DSM
DCA
2h 19m
Trip: 9 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2.6

Plane was old and dirty, seat pocket had junk in it. Seat was broken and couldn’t stay up. In flight movies were from few years back with a center tv and no head rest screen. Crew on overseas flights tend to be older in age and less tolerant..much better on continental on the same route.

SFO
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time. Comfortable seat. Courteous crew. Easy transfer.

LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

Smooth operation, on time

Seat pitch on the plane unbelievably cramped. When seats are so close that if you drop something on the floor you have to be a contortionist to get it, you know it's a problem NEVER fly the 787-900 economy.

DCA
DSM
Good 7.3

crew was nice.

plane was small and had no room for carry on flight was late.

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