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Papillion, Scenic or Maverick plane flight tour?Can't decide

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Papillion, Scenic or Maverick plane flight tour?Can't decide

All 3 of these companies seem to have good reviews for the plane flight tour to the south rim and then 2 hours on the bus.

Papillion has a special at the moment that has to booked by November 30th.

Does anyone consider any of these companies to be superior to the other?

Im very tempted by the Papillion deal although I have a feeling that i read somewhere about someone getting slugged with fuel charges that weren't disclosed at time of booking.

Definitely a case of information overload.

Sedona, AZ
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1. Re: Papillion, Scenic or Maverick plane flight tour?Can't decide

All of the tours are virtually the same. You fly to the GC Airport. Then you board a coach and spend two hours in the park at two viewpoints. Difference in prices typically indicate style and quality of the aircraft. Special offers like the one you're contemplating happen at slower times of the year. It's probably a legitimate discount. Read the fine print before you pull the trigger.

Fuel add ons can happen, but I wouldn't expect it right now. And if one company does it, so will the others.

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2. Re: Papillion, Scenic or Maverick plane flight tour?Can't decide

Papillon is rated to be fine. Scenic and Papillon are the same company. Maverick is OK, too. Ask about the fuel charge. Most companies charge them.

This will take a full day of your time. Te best way to see GCNP is to drive yourself there and stay overnight if possible.

Brisbane, Queensland
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3. Re: Papillion, Scenic or Maverick plane flight tour?Can't decide

Thank you for your reply. I wish we had more time to stay there and do it properly. Hopefully we will come again.

4. Re: Papillion, Scenic or Maverick plane flight tour?Can't decide

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