I was hoping the latest Southwest sale would have some good fares for Des Moines — no such luck, unless you’re going to Saint Louis. But I was pleased to find information (from last fall, who knew?) about American’s new nonstop flights to Philadelphia, which adds more options for international flights on the East Coast. Other American nonstops from Des Moines include: Charlotte (which we’ve used to fly to Europe), Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago (O’Hare), Washington, D.C. (Reagan National) and Phoenix. Up, up and away!