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Travel time from Des Moines to Klamath Falls (Oregon)


Des Moines to Klamath Falls (Oregon) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Des Moines to Klamath Falls (Oregon)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Klamath Falls (Oregon), 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, 2:27 pm:  start in Des Moines
drive for about 12 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 3:34 pm at the latest

2:39 pm:  Des Moines International (DSM)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 4:04 pm

3:09 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

4:09 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

4:39 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

4:54 pm:  board United Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:04 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 13 minutes

5:17 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

5:30 pm:  wheels up! take-off from DSM
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

6:05 pm (local time):  Denver International (DEN)
Denver, CO is 1 hour behind Des Moines, IA
so the time in Des Moines is actually 7:05 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 9 minutes to the gate

6:14 pm (local time):  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

7:35 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 81 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

7:50 pm (local time):  board connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

8:00 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:15 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 5 minutes in the air

7:15 pm (local time):  Crater Lake Klamath Regional (LMT)
Klamath Falls (Oregon) is 1 hour behind Denver, CO
and 2 hours behind Des Moines
so the time in Des Moines is actually 9:15 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

7:30 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at LMT
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 16 minutes to your destination

7:46 pm (local time):  arrive in Klamath Falls (Oregon)

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from DSM to LMT and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Des Moines to Klamath Falls (Oregon) including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Des Moines to Klamath Falls (Oregon)

How far is Klamath Falls (Oregon) from Des Moines? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 1,446 miles or 2327 km

Flight time: 3 hours, 23 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 7 hours, 20 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 2.4x faster, and saves you about 4.5 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.


Klamath Falls (Oregon) Airports
  1. Klamath Falls Airport



Airlines that fly to Klamath Falls (Oregon)

We picked United Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and 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. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  2. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  3. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)


Plan a trip to Klamath Falls (Oregon)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Klamath Falls, Oregon. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Klamath Falls (Oregon). Click the button below to explore Klamath Falls (Oregon) 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 Klamath Falls (Oregon) to Des Moines, 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 Des Moines to Klamath Falls (Oregon) road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Des Moines to Klamath Falls (Oregon)?

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






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 1,446 miles
flight time of 3 hours, 23 minutes
Klamath Falls (Oregon) is 2 hours behind Des Moines
20 Des Moines travel answers
6 Klamath Falls (Oregon) travel answers










   
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