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Scenic Airlines

871 Liberator Dr, Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Tusayan, AZ 86023
+1 855-235-9422
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Awesome views

Although only 45 minutes long this flight takes in some breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KEITH M
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
See the canyon from the air as well

Great flight, professional team, well worth it. Great way to see the overall size of the canyon. 45... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2017
brcolliss
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Lismore, Australia
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Scenic Airlines is the largest and most experienced aerial tour operator in the world, specializing in Grand Canyon airplane tours. In 1967, Scenic Airlines flew it's first sightseeing tour and has since been an pioneer in the aerial sightseeing industry.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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871 Liberator Dr, Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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+1 855-235-9422

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Reviewed yesterday

Although only 45 minutes long this flight takes in some breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon including the confluence Colorado River and little Colorado River, the higher North Rim and the surrounding terrain. We spent just two days visiting the Canyon and this flight was...More

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

Great flight, professional team, well worth it. Great way to see the overall size of the canyon. 45 min flight is probably enough

Thank brcolliss
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

We took a flight over the Grand Canyon as part of an all day tour including a visit to Antelope Canyon, visiting the dam and then floating down the Colorado and ending in Navajo country with a drive back to the airport. I’m not sure...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

My husband and i booked our Connoisseur tour to go to the Grand Canyon South on the 19th and below is are overall experience: Pros: - Beautiful views as promised - Very friendly staff - the bus driver at the Grand Canyon South was amazing!...More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

Thank you for posting a review and taking time to alert us to your experience. Our check-in counter provides weather advisories when there is severe weather, as you experienced. The weather advisory offers our passengers two options: The first, they may sign the advisory with...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Selected "Grand Canyon Connoisseur" tour after seeing the great reviews here and was really looking forward to it. Got off to a bad start as we had to wait an hour for the plane which was due to fly 9.15am (for the south rim) and...More

3  Thank ma5quer10
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thank you for taking time to post a review and for alerting us to your concerns about your tour. We apologize that the in-flight narration wasn't functioning properly and that the tour guide wasn't offering the same directives in English. Our Guest Relations department will...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

We just took a 2+ week vacation and this tour was unanimously the highlight of the whole vacation for everyone in our party (2 families, both with kids 13 and 11). The plane ride over the Grand Canyon is incredible and Antelope Canyon is unspeakably...More

Thank ABWydler
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

My family and I had a great experience with Scenic Airlines. The staff was very professional and safety focused. The flight was awe-inspiring in the perspective it gave on the Grand Canyon. The pilots weren't just great at flying but were great guides. Seeing the...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Flight was a little bumping but the tour took us some great view points. It was more expensive than bus tour but I think it is worth.

Thank 和子 皆
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

I took my elderly parents on this trip, given their age I figure an airplane ride would be a lot softer on their nerves. They would not stop admiring the greatness of nature, the ability of the pilot to maneuver and present both sides of...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2017

I have been to the Canyon several times over the past 30 years. This tour made the experience of the area come alive. Fabulous guides, well organized and I can honestly say it was 10X better than I had envisioned. Linda

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neechofish
January 13, 2018|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
This is a great question for our reservations department. They may be able to book two separate legs of flight to and from the Grand Canyon, not as a full tour. Please email them at res . las @ papillon . com for assistance... More
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LoryE9
January 22, 2017|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
We appreciate your inquiry! Our air terminal is in the town of Tusayan, near the park entrance but not inside the park. You do not need to pay for the park admission to fly with us, but of course we highly recommend spending... More
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Kent-Xiaonan
September 18, 2016|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
Yes, you may park at our airport terminal, but we do not offer shuttle service to the park.
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