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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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Expected more of the Connoisseur tour

My husband and i booked our Connoisseur tour to go to the Grand Canyon South on the 19th and below... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
isabellagrade1
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Connoisseur tour? Not quite

Selected "Grand Canyon Connoisseur" tour after seeing the great reviews here and was really looking... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
ma5quer10
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Singapore, Singapore
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“plane ride” (13 reviews)
“antelope canyon” (20 reviews)
“colorado river” (16 reviews)
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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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank isabellagrade1
PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

2  Thank ma5quer10
PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 30 August 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
Reviewed 31 July 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

Thank masstrips
Reviewed 4 May 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
Reviewed 3 May 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

Thank Joaquin J A
Reviewed 23 April 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

1  Thank Tallyhoing
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I visited the Grand Canyon in March-it is still a bit chilly-bring your layers! I highly recommend this tour. Here is a bit of what to expect on this tour. I had to be at the airport at 6:30 am for check-in. Be sure to...More

Thank cholesteroldoc
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were 24 minutes late leaving from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and the plane did not have the touring windows as promised so my husband spent the flight bent over. Please do not book with this company if you are over 6...More

Thank ShawnaFromMich
PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you for taking time to post a review, and above all, for alerting us to your issue. We were able to connect you with our Guest Relations manager who was able to provide you with a partial refund for the miscommunication about the aircraft...More

Reviewed 21 October 2016

We loved the whole day--flight over Grand Canyon and Lake Powell was SPECTACULAR, a few turbulence but fantastic. Tour of Antelope Canyon was awesome, way better than expected. Raft Trip was unbelievably beautiful. Bus trip was restful. Boxed breakfast and lunch were fine. The guides...More

2  Thank jpourbaix
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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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Kent-Xiaonan
18 September 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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hemindersingh
20 June 2016|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
We appreciate your inquiry! The total tour time, from hotel pick-up, check-in, the flight, to hotel drop-off is approximately four hours. The tour package does not include refreshments or meals, but we do have a coffee shop... More
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