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Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines

Tusayan, AZ, USA
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About Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines
Grand Canyon Airlines is the world's oldest, most experienced air tour company in continuous operation since 1927. Proudly owned since 1967 by Elling Halvorson, who has been credited with truly developing and shaping the Grand Canyon air tours industry.
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Sheetal K wrote a review Jun 7
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I am physically disabled and wanted to experience the Grand Canyon while vacationing in AZ. I highly recommend taking this tour. The tour was breathtaking and we got to see the Canyon closer then I expected. From check-in with Howard to pics and the actual flight, everything went smoothly. Howard is very friendly and funny and the repot between him and the pilot had all of us laughing. I will never forget this experience.
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Response from GrandCanyonGroup, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your review! It sounds like you had a wonderful time on the tour, and you experienced exceptional customer service from your pilot. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We hope you will fly with us again!
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Stacy C wrote a review Jun 3
10 contributions
This is a great way to see the Grand Canyon! Was on time, smooth ride. Airport is very convenient to Tusayan town.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from GrandCanyonGroup, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines
Responded 6 days ago
We're happy to hear that you enjoyed a smooth, peaceful flight over the Grand Canyon. Thank you for sharing your feedback and your support! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip! Sincerely, GCA Management
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S bccc wrote a review Jun 2
North Carolina431 contributions424 helpful votes
This was not a bad experience - but it was a little pricey for what you get. The hotel pick up was fine. The driver was late. I called - repeatedly. Nobody answered. I was worried that we had somehow miscommunicated. Fortunately he was just running late. But it's a little disheartening to discover that there is nobody there if a problem develops. They pick you up super early and drive you to the little airport. We sat there waiting for about 90 minutes before we boarded the plane. That's a lot of wasted time. The flight was fine. They have twin engine Otters (those are the ones in the pictures) and single engine Cessnas. The Otters hold about 20 and the Cessnas hold about 10 so which plane you get on depends on how many passengers are flying. I suspect that some of the flight delays might be related to consolidating trips to fill the planes. The flight itself was fine. It felt safe enough and fun if you haven't been on a small plane before. But you wear a headset and listen to an audio recording that sounds like it was made in the 1960s. Ours started late so it wasn't synced with what we were flying over. Then it glitched and started playing the safety briefing again. Then the pilot caught on and restarted the audio - from the start - so we were now way out of sync. Then he tried to zoom forward and it was a little better. But you get the idea - it's pretty canned. The views of the grand canyon are good. You are much lower than any commercial flight so you see the ground much better but don't get a high level perspective. It's a big loop out and back trip. Most of the people on our flight were dozing off. Bottom line, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't something I would do again.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Jim K wrote a review May 2021
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Such an awe-inspiring ride over and in the Grand Canyon! We saw many different points of interest from a view like no other!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from GrandCanyonGroup, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour! We truly appreciate your business, and we're thrilled to be a part of your memorable holiday. We hope to fly with you again! Sincerely, GCSA Management
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OhioTrav42 wrote a review May 2021
Ohio48 contributions14 helpful votes
Flying over the Grand Canyon offered great views because you not only saw it from overhead, but also viewed different areas of the canyon. The plane held around 8-10 people and all seats were on a window. One side of the plane had a better view than the other based on the direction of the flight. We went counter-clockwise on the tour, so the left side was always looking at the canyon. It is a small plane, so the ride was very choppy.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from GrandCanyonGroup, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your honest feedback and your support! We appreciate your review and thank you for flying with us!
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