The cheapest times to fly from BQN to DSM are

  • October 8th to March 25th (except the weeks of November 26th and March 5th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BQN to DSM is late January. Prices can be as high as $1308 for Monday flights during early August, or as low as $455 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Des Moines

Flying from Aguadilla, PR (BQN) to Des Moines, IA (DSM) will usually cost between $467 to $1159 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $508. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1206. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $698 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $742 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BQN to DSM flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BQN to DSM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BQN to DSM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BQN to DSM flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Aguadilla Pueblo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DSM, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BQN. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $203 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $671. Return trip prices are from the DSM to BQN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BQN to DSM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 60 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from BQN to DSM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA) in Omaha, NE

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from DSM
  • Usually 18.19% less expensive than DSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See BQN to OMA flights


Flight Hacking BQN to DSM

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BQN to DSM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Fort Lauderdale, FL (BQN > FLL > DSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $664
  • Average savings: $79 (10.58%)

See BQN to FLL flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (BQN > ORD > DSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $690
  • Average savings: $53 (7.08%)

See BQN to ORD flights

Hack #3: Orlando, FL (BQN > MCO > DSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $713
  • Average savings: $29 (3.91%)

See BQN to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BQN to DSM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Des Moines International Airport to Rafael Hernandez Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2230 miles or 3589 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BQN to DSM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BQN to DSM flight is about 4 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Aguadilla, PR and Des Moines, IA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from BQN to DSM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BQN
Origination airport name Rafael Hernandez Airport
City Aguadilla, PR
Country the United States
Latitude 18.5
Longitude -67.1

Return Airport

Destination code DSM
Destination airport name Des Moines International Airport
City Des Moines, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.5
Longitude -93.7


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