dsm-to-clt

 

The cheapest times to fly from DSM to CLT are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 DSM to CLT is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $599 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $294 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.

 

When to Fly to Charlotte

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Charlotte, NC (CLT) will usually cost between $317 to $407 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $329. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $501. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $172 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $368 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to CLT flight.

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

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DSM to CLT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to CLT flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Des Moines. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.28, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $35 (9%) 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 $345. Return trip prices are from the CLT to DSM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DSM to CLT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 27 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DSM to CLT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro/High Point, NC

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 11.82% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to GSO flights

Destination alternative #2: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 12.50% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to AGS flights

Destination alternative #3: Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) in Columbia, SC

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 10.73% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to CAE flights

Destination alternative #4: Tri Cities Airport (TRI) in Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 8.97% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to TRI flights

Destination alternative #5: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 6.25% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to RDU flights

Destination alternative #6: Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field Airport (FAY) in Fayetteville, NC

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 5.03% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to FAY flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Des Moines International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 814 miles or 1310 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to CLT flight is about 2 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Des Moines, IA and Charlotte, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from DSM to CLT.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code CLT
Destination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DSM to CLT tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 15% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 47% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CLT heading for DSM about 1 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Charlotte, NC is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • PSA: 1 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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