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Travel time from Dallas to Okoboji

Dallas to Okoboji airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Dallas to Okoboji? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Okoboji, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Thursday, 12:32 pm:  start in Dallas
drive for about 48 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 2:15 pm at the latest

1:20 pm:  Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 2:45 pm

1:50 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

2:50 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

3:20 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

3:35 pm:  board American Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:45 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 19 minutes

4:04 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:17 pm:  wheels up! take-off from DFW
fly for about 2 hours in the air

6:07 pm:  Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
Chicago, IL is the same time as Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 17 minutes to the gate

6:24 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

6:48 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 24 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

7:03 pm:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:13 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 14 minutes

7:27 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:46 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

9:02 pm (local time):  Joe Foss Field (FSD)
Okoboji is the same time as Dallas
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

9:08 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at FSD
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 4 hours to your destination

Friday, 1:12 am (local time):  arrive in Okoboji

Total travel time: 13 hours

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Flying non-stop from Dallas to Okoboji

How far is Okoboji from Dallas? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 737 miles or 1186 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 44 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 12 hours, 40 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 12.7x faster, and saves you about 11.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Okoboji Airports
  1. Sioux Falls Regional Airport
  2. Sioux Gateway Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Okoboji

Looking at flights on American Airlines Inc. from DFW to ORD, and connecting flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from ORD to FSD, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Dallas to Okoboji

The most common route is DFW to ORD, then connecting to FSD, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. DFW to ORD to FSD
    Dallas/Fort Worth International to Chicago O'Hare International to Joe Foss Field
  2. DFW to DEN to FSD
    Dallas/Fort Worth International to Denver International to Joe Foss Field
  3. DFW to MSP to FSD
    Dallas/Fort Worth International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Joe Foss Field
  4. DFW to ATL to FSD
    Dallas/Fort Worth International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Joe Foss Field
  5. DAL to DEN to FSD
    Dallas Love Field to Denver International to Joe Foss Field
  6. DAL to ATL to FSD
    Dallas Love Field to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Joe Foss Field

Airlines that fly to Okoboji

We picked American Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and ExpressJet Airlines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  2. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  3. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  4. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  5. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  6. Envoy Air (MQ)

Plan a trip to Okoboji

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Okoboji, Iowa. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Okoboji. Click the button below to explore Okoboji in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Okoboji to Dallas, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Dallas to Okoboji road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Dallas to Okoboji?

If you happen to know Dallas, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Dallas!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 737 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 44 minutes
111 Dallas travel answers
1 Okoboji travel answer

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