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Washington DC, DC (WAS) Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Thu, 8/30 - Sun, 9/2
United Airlines - 1 Stop, Roundtrip, Economy
$432
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Washington DC, DC (WAS) Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Mon, 12/10 - Fri, 12/14
United Airlines - 1 Stop, Roundtrip, Economy
$484
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Orlando, FL (ORL) Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Sun, 9/2 - Tue, 9/4
Frontier Airlines - Roundtrip, Economy
$73
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Denver, CO (DEN) Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Sat, 9/1 - Sat, 9/8
Frontier Airlines - Roundtrip, Economy
$77
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San Francisco, CA (SFO) Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Sun, 9/2 - Tue, 9/18
Frontier Airlines - Roundtrip, Economy
$138
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Saint Louis, MO (STL) Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Fri, 8/24 - Sun, 8/26
Air Choice One - Roundtrip, Economy
$152
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Las Vegas, NV (LAS) Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Fri, 10/5 - Sun, 10/7
Allegiant Air - Roundtrip, Economy
$161
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Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Sat, 9/1 - Sat, 9/8
Frontier Airlines - Roundtrip, Economy
$162
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Route information
  • Chicago, IL is 298 miles from Ames
  • There are 44 weekly flights from Chicago, IL to Ames
  • 39 non-stop flights are operating from Chicago, IL to Ames today
  • American Airlines has the most nonstop flights between Chicago, IL and Ames
  • Minneapolis, MN - St Paul International Airport is the most popular connection for one stop flights between Chicago, IL and Ames
In-Flight information
  • The average flying time for a direct flight from Chicago, IL to Ames is 1 hour 21 minutes
  • Most direct flights leave around 7:45 CDT
  • Alaska Airlines flight #4488 is today's earliest flight from Chicago, IL to Ames (7:20 CDT, Canadair Regional Jet 700)
  • Air Canada flight #5478 is today's latest flight from Chicago, IL to Ames (21:45 CDT, Canadair Regional Jet 700)
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Arrival information
  • Ames is 34 mi from Des Moines Airport (Des Moines, IA).
  • Des Moines Airport (Des Moines, IA)
    • Right now, 26 airlines operate out of Des Moines Airport.
    • Des Moines Airport offers nonstop flights to 21 cities.
    • Every week, at least 502 domestic flights depart from Des Moines Airport.
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