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Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines

871 Liberator Dr, Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Grand Canyon Airlines Terminal, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“air tour” (9 reviews)
“window seat” (13 reviews)
“colorado river” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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871 Liberator Dr, Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Grand Canyon Airlines Terminal, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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"air tour"
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"window seat"
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"colorado river"
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"fixed wing"
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"river guide"
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"small plane"
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"airplane ride"
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"grand canyon"
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"horseshoe bend"
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"hour flight"
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"cameron trading post"
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"seater plane"
in 5 reviews
"breakfast box"
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"panoramic windows"
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"phone cameras"
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"smooth water rafting"
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"hoover dam"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you do this 90 minute flight in June make sure you have water ! Planes are pretty old so air conditioning failed for most of the flight - and it was over 💯 degrees- no warning from the flight company either.More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the views of the Grand Canyon from the air! It really is an incredible experience. Please accept our apologies that you felt uncomfortable during your flight. All of our aircraft are climate-controlled for our guests' comfort and we'd...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Steve was great captain. We had 9 passenger. Didn’t have to pay extra $15 for window seat. If you end up going into larger flight you will be asked if you want to. Ps. Thank you Steve for your story and sympathy!More

Thank Yuseung K
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

We're thrilled to hear that Steve provided exceptional service and really connected with you. We'll be sure to share your review with our Chief Pilot. Thank you for choosing us to show you the Grand Canyon -- we hope you enjoyed the rest of your...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

The tour we took provided amazing views of the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and the Colorado River. Jerod and Gigi were helpful, informative and humerous. Unfortunately the woman who provided the Antelope Canyon Tour and the woman who transported us to the Colorado River Raft...More

Thank Braiana S
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for taking time to post a balanced review, we appreciate your feedback. We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour, and that Jerod and Gigi made the experience even more memorable. We sincerely apologize that your experience with transport put a...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This flight-seeing tour enabled us to see and photograph all the land feature highlights from above. The pilots were top notch skilled professionals and the flight was flawless. An interesting feature is the narration coordinated with the views from the windows that brought the experience...More

Thank MarylandDiner
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour -- thank you for flying with us! Sincerely, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Management

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I guess it depends on what you’re looking for, but I wanted to go to the Canyon and Hoover Dam whilst we were close by in Vegas. My first shock was how long it takes to get out to the South Rim and back and...More

Thank Lorraine J
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for taking time to post a review -- we're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour! Sounds like you had a great day at the west Rim. We offer flights to the South Rim as well -- perhaps if your travels...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

My partner and I are extremely disappointed in the tour. From the pick up to drop off. Pick up driver was quite rude and agitated at the start. Flights, fixed wing and rotary wing were not informative. The rotary wing pilot did not even acknowledge...More

Thank Stephen D
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

We feel badly that you left feeling disappointed with the overall tour experience, and that the timing affected your plans later in the evening. Please accept out sincere apologies. We would like to hear more about your experience -- our Guest Relations department will be...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Who wouldn’t love to take a plane circling the Grand Canyon? Our pilot was a younger, gorgeous professional lady who flew us around the perimeter. There is no better way to drink in the majestic natural wonder of the world than by this flight. Worth...More

Thank Chava143
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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

We agree! There really is no better way to take in the grandeur of the Grand Canyon than from the air. Thank you for choosing to fly with us! Sincerely, Grand Canyon Airlines Management

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We decided to take the airplane ride, about 40 minutes. Great views over the canyon, made possible by the huge windows on both sides of the airplane. We had our seats in the back of the plane, only two seats, which is better that the...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

The on line reservation process was pretty easy. The location is relatively easy to find. The check in was easy and they allowed us to change flight time when our plans changed. There is a waiting area, but on popular days it can be crowded....More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

I travelled with my family (3 of us) and had one full day to get to know the Grand Canyon in the most comprehensive way possible. We spent the prevoius late afternoon at the South Rim. After some research we came upon this tour. What...More

Thank Karim M
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atruetexan
19 April 2018|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
If there is a wind advisory, we will postpone or reschedule our guests. Our reservations department will be able to share with you how high the winds need to be to cancel a flight - they can be reached at res . las... More
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LoveStJohn40
12 January 2017|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
Hello! We appreciate your inquiry. Are you referring to the Canyon River Adventure?
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Our best pricing is available online at Papillon . com . Enjoy your tour!
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