The cheapest times to fly from SWA to DUT are

  • February 5th to February 25th
  • March 19th to April 15th
  • May 7th to July 8th
  • August 27th to November 11th (except the weeks of September 3rd, September 17th, and October 29th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SWA to DUT is mid October. Prices can be as high as $4460 for Wednesday flights during early January, or as low as $1708 for Thursday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Unalaska

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Unalaska, AK (DUT) will usually cost between $1913 to $4139 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $2310. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $3713. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1402 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2618 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to DUT flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SWA to DUT route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SWA to DUT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to DUT flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DUT, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1562 (40%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2175. Return trip prices are from the DUT to SWA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SWA to DUT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 53 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to DUT

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SWA to DUT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SWA > LAX > DUT)

  • Price for both tickets: $2188
  • Average savings: $430 (16.43%)

See SWA to SEA flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (SWA > SEA > DUT)

  • Price for both tickets: $2444
  • Average savings: $174 (6.63%)

See SWA to LAX flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (SWA > JFK > DUT)

  • Price for both tickets: $2564
  • Average savings: $54 (2.04%)

See SWA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SWA to DUT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Unalaska Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4389 miles or 7063 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SWA to DUT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to DUT flight is about 8 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Unalaska, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SWA to DUT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SWA
Origination airport name Waisha Airport
City Shantou
Country China
Latitude 23.4
Longitude 116.8

Return Airport

Destination code DUT
Destination airport name Unalaska Airport
City Unalaska, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 53.9
Longitude -166.5


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