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It's wise to find out about any quarantine requirements and travel advice reports in place in your destination. Make sure you visit the Covid-19 Travel Advisor for up-to-date information on booking a flight to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.).
Your boarding pass should be able to tell you which terminal your United Airlines flight will be departing from at Des Moines Intl. Airport. It might also be able to give you the arrival details for SFO. If not, it's probably a wise idea to consult your airline before you fly.
Unfortunately, there aren't any direct flights from Des Moines Intl. Airport to SFO with United Airlines. Plan to make at least one stopover if you need to stick to this particular airline and route.
Weather and air traffic permitting, your United Airlines flight from DSM to SFO will take an average of 6 hours and 19 minutes. That means you've got ample time to enjoy a drink or two, get some sleep and review your travel schedule before you hit the runway.
When jetsetting from DSM to SFO, you'll discover at least 11 United Airlines daily flights to pick from.
For more info about changing your flight to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), please visit our Customer Service Portal.
This just in! Airfares offered on Thursdays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity in 2020. Wednesday and Friday prices are also good, but you may want to prepare your budget if booking on a Sunday, as data shows the end of the week is when prices are generally at their highest.
Frequent travelers may already know this, but earlier in the week can be the cheapest time to fly. In 2020, flights departing on a Monday were generally the cheapest of the week, whereas you may pay a premium for weekend flights when demand is usually high. On average, tickets were most expensive for Saturday departures, so if you need to fly out on a weekend, you might look for deals ahead of time.
Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It's possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2020 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2 weeks to 2 months prior to their travel dates.
We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travelers who booked flights on Travelocity in 2020 saved nearly 40% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Travelocity.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
|Airport Code||Country||Airport Name||Number of Flights|
|IAH||USA||George Bush Intercontinental||136|
|IAD||USA||Washington Dulles Intl.||100|
|SFO||USA||San Francisco Intl.||64|
|LAX||USA||Los Angeles Intl.||23|
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