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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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Absolute fantastic experience

We had the 11 o'clock flight. The pilots were really friendly. We all had a windowseat. The views... read more

Reviewed yesterday
angela E
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The only way to see the Grand Canyon

We booked a 45min aeroplane ride from the south rim airport and it was fantastic, from the minute... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin W
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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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 via mobile

We had the 11 o'clock flight. The pilots were really friendly. We all had a windowseat. The views were amazing. The left side of the plane did get better views though.It was a fantastic experience to see the canyon from up above. Ik would reccommend...More

Thank angela E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a 45min aeroplane ride from the south rim airport and it was fantastic, from the minute you arrive you are dealt with very professionally. The ride was out of this world it the only way to see the canyon. I would recommend this...More

Thank Martin W
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank YOU for flying with us! It was our pleasure. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation. Sincerely, Scenic Airlines Management

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked a 45 min plane trip and the views were stunning. Best views on left of plane (if they always go that way round). Went over the canyon to the North rim and back round. I missed how to change my headphones to...More

Thank Susan J
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking time to post a balanced review, we appreciate your feedback! We apologize that the trip was bumpy and left you feeling uneasy -- but we're happy to hear that you enjoyed the views and seeing the Grand Canyon from the air....More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This was a superb day out. They collected us from the hotel on time, took us to Boulder City airport and then onto a little plane to the Canyon. The plane ride was a little bumpy but we had great views from it. The helicopter...More

Thank Cookiemonster171
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for taking time to post a review, we appreciate the feedback! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour package at the south rim. Just a note -- the National Park and the FAA strictly manage the airspace and prohibit any tour...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Our family of 4 booked this trip due to limited time during our vacation to see the Grand Canyon. I thought it would the perfect solution and sounded like fun. I have two girls, 20 and 14. We all enjoyed the short plane ride over...More

Thank Stacie H
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking time to post a balanced review - we appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation! Respectfully, Scenic Airlines Management

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and children (18,19) had a great time on this trip! The early morning plane ride was terrific, and as we had read before, it’s best to sit on the left side of the plane for the best views! The off road driving in...More

Thank rxmomof2
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking time to post a review, and we are happy to hear how much you and your family enjoyed the tour! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the desert southwest. Respectfully, Scenic Airlines Management

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We were really looking forward to the 'Scenic Canyon River Adventure' tour that was offered through Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines. To take you through the process, let us start at the beginning: You arrive at the airport, where you were promised a breakfast prior to...More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for taking time to post a balanced review and for alerting us to your tour experience. We apologize that the overall tour did not meet your expectations. Our Guest Relations department may be able to assist you if there were portions of the...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Booked a day earlier, everything went well from booking to boarding. We could fly the 8 seats plane just me and my honey, it was great. View of the Grand Canyon by plane is just a Great and moving experience.

Thank peccolo1975
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

You happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for choosing us to show you the Grand Canyon. Sincerely, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Management

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

A flight of about 45 minutes over the canyon in a small plane - a great way to get a feel for the sheer size of the canyon, and to see right down to the river below. Especially loved the view of the Little Colorado...More

Thank kiwisinpa
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour. The Confluence of the Little Colorado is an incredible sight, the color is the prettiest hue of aqua - most people can only see it from the air. Thank you for choosing us to show you the...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

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

Thank KEITH M
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for taking time to post a review, and we are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the tour. We are proud of our staff and the excellent service they provide. We appreciate you choosing us to show you the Grand Canyon! Sincerely,...More

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pool_lover_46
25 March 2018|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
We operate our tours everyday of the year, except Christmas Day -- weather permitting.
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neechofish
14 January 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
23 January 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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