Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Wilmington to Des Moines
|July||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 51% drop in price.|
|January||Most popular time to fly with an average 36% increase in price.|
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|$313||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 4h 18m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($257) and Delta ($280)
From Wilmington to Des Moines, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Des Moines back to Wilmington , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Wilmington you will be using Wilmington New Hanover County, often referred to as Wilmington Airport. You will be landing at Des Moines, also known as Des Moines Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Terrible delays"
Pros: "Smooth flying!"
Cons: "Better & more snacks.....no ice?"
Pros: "As always the Delta crew was super friendly and helpful and made the trip very enjoyable."
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "Plane was held for at least 40+ min for additional passengers. I was in First Class and no drinks were offered until another passenger complained and then the flight team took a a burden to have to offer anything."
Cons: "New Flight crew."
Cons: "Great flight"
Pros: "I liked that is was a short flight"
Cons: "Plan was old. Seats not comfortable. Plane not clean. Flight attendants not attentive. A lady stored her carry-on on the floor in front of her and she was in the emergency row! Attendant walked by before takeoff and said nothing! Really?!"
Pros: "Amazing crew as always"
Cons: "Wifi on smaller hoppers"
Cons: "The flight attendant did not want to be there."
Cons: "There was a lot of turbulence and people screaming in fear, it always makes me feel better when the crew says something reassuring to make people less anxious."
Cons: "Late boarding. Slow de-boarding."
Cons: "Change the movies more ofti"
Cons: "More print media to read on"
Pros: "Everything was fine. Delta did a great job."
Cons: "The kid screaming in my ear for 3 hours"
Cons: "Seats very tight!"
Pros: "Great service from ground and flight crew."
Cons: "Not comfortable on today’s packed planes"
Pros: "Service on tme"
Cons: "Small plan"
Pros: "Quick and easy."
Pros: "On time. Seat upgraded seat to Delta Comfort plus, courteous flight crew, music before take off and landing."
Cons: "Almost an hour late leaving the gate."
Pros: "Upgrade to ComfortPlus"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "This was an older, smaller plane and it had more leg room. Appears I’ll have to start checking Delta to see what birds flying the leg."
Cons: "Both Virgin plans needed a deep cleaning."
Pros: "I like that I had a window seat with enough space to stretch my legs and look at the view."
Cons: "I was shy about 45 min of boarding my flight. I didn't want to do self check out because I wanted to make sure my Itinerary was right so I went to a clerk. She did my boarding pass by verifying who I was and by my Id and printed out. I then go to security they asked for my Id and boarding pass. I gave it to them and she was like Ingrad is not your name doesn't match your ID. I said no it doesn't your going to have to go back up and get my boarding pass redone again. I was Furious and frustrated because I didn't want to miss my flight over a mix up from one of your Clerks and at the time she never asked me if I wanted a window seat or not . This made for a bad experience going to Atlanta but I was grateful that I didn't miss my flight."
Pros: "It was a short easy flight that actually landed early."
Pros: "Great. Love first class whenever price allows."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled. Kayak should know that. I got about 15 message s from you about a flight that was cancelled 24 hrs ago. That is not helpful."
Cons: "My initial flight was changed from 9 am to 5:55 am.... this is. It what I wanted or I would have purchased it. On this flight we had a 3.5 hour delay for mechanical!!!"
Cons: "Not enough room. Could have better technology and better food choices."
Cons: "Too many announcements"
Pros: "Costmer service great"
Pros: "The plane went where it was supposed to go."
Pros: "Arriving to the destination"
Pros: "Good food and movies. Comfy seating with plenty of room."
Pros: "Flight was comfortable. Short, sweet, and landed before I knew it. Boarding was a smooth process."
Cons: "The flight crew and service on the plane was fine. My biggest complaint was at the baggage drop off at the airport, where there was quite a long line without any crew members assisting us. A five to ten minute wait is fine, but a fifteen minute wait, with only three crew members compared to the other airlines? By the time I dropped off my baggage, the other airlines were finished with their customers, and there was still quite a line behind me."
Pros: "was comfortable to be able to sleep"
Cons: "delayed start"
Cons: "Not supplying headphones Crew not to helpful, one unpolite Refreshments ridiculous"
Pros: "The plane was not very full and I was selected to move be from row 30 to row 16. All seats in that row were empty. That was very nice."
Cons: "After more than an hour on the tarmac.. would be nice to have water availatfor passengers."
Cons: "When I was transferred to Delta's website to book, the date was reset to 6 months in the future. It happened to be the same Monday the 26th so that's why I didn't notice. Delta refused to refund my money. This was a terrible experience and I plan not to use Kayak or Delta again!"
Pros: "Flight and service were fine. Because there was a long delay, the ticket agents supplied free sandwiches, drinks, salads, and coloring books and tried to engage the waiting passengers with games. I won a $50 Delta gift certificate! The captain had good communication with the passengers to keep us informed."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 4 1/2 hours because no crew was available."
Pros: "When I finally got on a flight (see what I didn't like), the crew was very helpful and the flight was comfortable."
Cons: "When I checked in online, I received boarding passes for the first two legs of the trip, but was told to see a gate agent in Amsterdam for the boarding pass for that flight. It turns out that there was a problem, attributed by one of the KLM staff that I talked with to "a communication problem between Delta and KLM." As a result, I was finally given a stand-by boarding pass. Since the flight was full, I was denied boarding. After hours of trying to figure this out, the KLM staff put me on a flight for the next day and organized a stay at an airport hotel. The KLM staff were very nice, but it seemed to take a very long time to figure this out. They also failed to note that the denial of boarding in the records, which caused a problem in my return flight. The upshot: I missed a follow-on flight to Budapest and had to pay a huge rebooking fee for that missed flight. I also missed a day of my vacation."
Cons: "Too many boarding calls for different levels of service."
Pros: "Everything was great! It is however a mystery why the attendants find it hard to smile once in a while. They were all attentive which is more important than serving with a smile."
Pros: "The airport in Belize is much more managemable than most in the US."
Cons: "Slightly crowded waiting area"
Pros: "Captain and crew were dealt a 50 minute delay and still got is to Atlanta 10 minutes early. If I could gove them a cash tip I would."
Cons: "Individual seat space is small, nor do seats recline much."
Cons: "We didn't leave on time, so an on-time departure."
Pros: "Typical AA flight cramped in economy on a 737. Forever to store luggage."
Cons: "More organized boarding."
Cons: "No room for long legs. Seats too close"
Cons: "Lack of a crew delayed flight 4 + hours."
Pros: "Seat extremely comfortable."
Cons: "We sat waiting a few minutes after everyone was onboard."
Pros: "Seats were pretty comfortable. We were allowed to deplane down a staircase off the back of the plane. Very cool."
Pros: "They weee calm dealing with angry passengers."
Cons: "Leave on time. Nearly 3 hours late. Horrible."
Cons: "Flights were crazy, our plane was delayed over an hour while we were already boarded due to low fuel. We also circled around the air which caused at least 13 other people to miss the connecting flight to Vegas by three minutes and they could not hold the plane."
Pros: "Safe flight"
Cons: "On time departure and arrival."
Pros: "Comfortable seat, no middle seat on my side of plane."
Pros: "Comfortable, friendly and ON-TIME!!!"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Delayed on the tarmac"
Cons: "Rushing from gate to gate after sitting on the tarmac for 30 minutes after not having anything to eat on the four hour flight from PHL. Not being able to get anything healthy because the layover was reduced from 40 minutes to 5. GIVE US SOME FOOD DAMMIT!"
Pros: "Flight attendant was dilligent"
Pros: "Flight was only 25% full. Nice crew"
Cons: "Seats are cramped. No noise canceling headphones."
Pros: "I am so glad that there is a direct flight from Des Moi es to Philly. Our flight home arrived a little early and the crew was very responsive and professional."
Cons: "Missed connection"
Pros: "We arrived safely."
Cons: "I don’t like having to pay for luggage or upgraded seats, WiFi. All money makers. Wish every airline could be like southwest."
Pros: "Left early and landed 20 minutes ahead of schedule. Only bad news was the gate which was on the tarmac and about a mile from the terminal. We needed the extra twenty minutes to reach the terminal on foot. We needed a shut!le!"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "American is always delayed, every single flight."
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I flew American four times in 7 days, every flight was delayed. delay times varied from 90 minutes to over three hours. Fog in Chicago was beyond anybody's control, but the other times were not weather related, I recently flew frontier Air and their flights were also late. I jinxed myself by stating I never have this issue with AA. Great job at proving me wrong. I flew a good bit last year and these issues didn't start until after the new year., Thank you for your time."
Pros: "All went well the St"
Cons: "Need more leg room"
Pros: "Horrible hospitality. The flight was initially delayed for computer issues which understandably happens. However, we were later switch to another plane 4 hr later, boarded, de iced, taxied, then notified he flight was cancelled at 1 am because the crew hit their maximum work time. We were de-boarded. There was no organization to get vouchers passed out. The hotel ran out of rooms for passengers. The whole trip was 16 hrs delayed and no customer service provided."
Cons: "This flight was miserable. Seriously, one of the worst flight experiences I've ever had. The leg room was absurdly small. I'm not a tall person and I only had one inch in front of my legs. When the guy in front of me put his seat back it pressed into my knees. There wasn't enough space to bend down and untie my shoes, let alone get something out of my bag. My shoulder and knee were touching the guy next to me (a complete stranger) for the entire flight and there was nothing I could do about it. This was a red-eye but I absolutely could not sleep because it was so uncomfortable, so when we landed I had a terrible migraine and was nauseous and disoriented going through customs. I actually had to sit down in the airport because I though I was gonna pass out while trying to carry my bag, that's how shitty I felt after this flight. On top of that, not being able to sleep on the flight really messed up my sleep schedule and so jet lag from the time change has been made even worse, so I'm completely out of whack and its so much worse that it otherwise would have been because of the horrible flight. Also the food was gross and there wasn't enough of it. Even now, I don't think I have really communicated just how shitty this flight was. I was actually angry when I saw my seat upon boarding, and I'm still angry about it now."
Pros: "Short flight; no food or entertainment on board. Wish more airlines and airports would consider direct to ILM! Great airport! Leave a little early and arrived early!!"
Pros: "Going down stairs to tarmac in CLT was very difficult for this old lady"
Pros: "We left and arrived on time. The flight was smooth. It was nice that they announced to pilot's retirement after our trip."
Cons: "Of the two bathrooms in my area, one was out of order. The other ran out of toilet paper. The plane seemed old and tired, and the movies didn't work. I was surprised that there were no personal entertainment screens. The BA flight legs on my trip were quite superior in all ways."
Pros: "The flight was equal to AA service I have had on a regular basis."
Pros: "Great movie/entertainment selections and the food was very tasty."
Cons: "They were late because of bad scheduling and the gate agent was rude"
Pros: "The plane"
Cons: "The waiting time due to the storm and the no communication from the crew . 5 hours strand on the tarmac plus 9 flying."
Pros: "Safe, efficient and pleasant flight. I would fly American again. I appreciate getting a soda and snack included."
Cons: "No movie. I got "spoiled" on flight from Seattle to Phoenix with a movie perk. Was looking forward to another on the 2nd leg of our trip. I thought maybe it was an "American" thing. ... but apparently just got lucky on first leg."
Pros: "Great choices of entertainment that made the flight very enjoyable"
Cons: "I can't rate it because they canceled my entire itinerary without so much as an email. I did not take my flight to Wilmington via my original flight. I had to book another flight because the change fees were too expensive. I did not know that my return flight to Denver had been canceled until I was checking in a few hours before my flight. I was told my ticket had no value. Awesome! It really stings that I then had to book a new return flight, and because I am a teacher who makes about $23,000 a year, I had to book the cheapest flight, which was with American. I do not plan on giving them any of my hard-earned money in the future if I can help it."
Pros: "I paid for extra leg room and I got it. The only thing I was in the row right behind first class they require you to put all of your carry-on above even a purse. I had never had that before but I guess that's common practice."
Cons: "Poor snack options"
Pros: "Outstanding crew and pilot dealt with some tough weather issues"
Pros: "No food at all."
Pros: "Friendly, efficient staff. Quick boarding process"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by a few minutes"
Cons: "Checking one bag took 30 minutes. Very stressful"
Pros: "Other than the delay, it was your basic 1 hour flight."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by an hour."
Cons: "Why are there no more blankets?!?! Or if there are - they are for First Class only. Ridiculous"
Pros: "Polite and professional:-)"
Cons: "Our flight attendant was brusque, not very nice, and couldn't understand her on the announcements"
Pros: "Left on time arrived at destination early"
Cons: "Stewardess didn't smile was abrupt impatient"
Pros: "Not crowd, got a exit row seat. Plenty of room"
Cons: "No food"
Cons: "Being contacted even though reservation was cancelled the day it was made months ago. Caused unnecessary stress that I needed to call Airline to confirm cancellation."
Cons: "I found out that my original flight (Wilmington to NY) was canceled 5 hours before it was scheduled to leave. I was rebooked on an earlier flight to Charlotte, which I could do because I had coincidently finished packing early and lived close to the airport. At the airport, my new flight was delayed, which could have caused me to miss my connecting flight to Boston and be stuck at the Charlotte airport overnight. I was then rebooked on a flight that was leaving to NY, with a connecting flight to Boston at 7."
Airlines flying from Wilmington to Des Moines have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Wilmington to Des Moines
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Wilmington to Des Moines
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Wilmington to Des Moines
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Wilmington to Des Moines
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Wilmington to Des Moines