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Grand Canyon Helicopters 5 Reasons to Buy Ahead of Time by Keith Kravitz |

One of the most typical questions I get from tourists is, "Should I select my Grand Canyon helicopter flight beforehand?" My response is always a booming "Yes." Beyond the fact that demand for these trips exceeds supply, listed here are five more good reasons to secure your seats as soon as possible: Sunrise and sunset flights are often overbooked. This is the time the canyon really comes to life, and travelers that have done their homework know this. Cancellations are uncommon, especially during the summer months (high season). Morning flights are the most enjoyable and offer the most flexibility. The air is smoother in the a.m. and visibility is at its best. Canyon weather conditions are fickle; if there's a re-scheduling, those near the top of the queue fly first. Choppers hold only six people. This limits the supply of seats. Further, these aircraft require a correct distribution of weight - a voyager weighing between 275 and 300 pounds may be required to purchase two seats. Days are shorter in fall and winter. This impacts the existing number of flights available. In addition, this is "low" season, a period when tour companies lower the number of flights they operate. It's cheaper. Book on the Internet in advance and you will save an enormous wad of cash as compared to the retail/rack rate with which you'll get slammed IF you successfully obtain a same-day flight at the heliport. The principle of choosing your Grand Canyon helicopter tour in advance applies whether you leave from Vegas or the South Rim. For Vegas travelers, helicopter tours only visit the West Rim and the Las Vegas Strip. To do the South Rim, you must take a 45-minute airplane trip and transfer to a helicopter. West Rim tours include: Landing at the bottom. Fly down 4,000 feet to the base. Deplane and explore the ancient floor. Champagne toast included. Upgrade to include a no-rapids raft ride.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk. Land at Grand Canyon West. Access the "glass bridge," a miraculous structure that hangs 70 feet over the edge and suspends you 4,000 above the Colorado River. Standard air tour. Fly over Lake Mead, Boulder Dam, a Joshua Tree forest, and the Mojave Desert. U-turn over the Grand Canyon West. Upgrade to include a Las Vegas Strip flyover. South Rim trips, which embark from Grand Canyon Airport in Tusayan, AZ, situated just beyond the gates of the National Park, fly over the Kaibab Plateau and directly into the Dragoon Corridor before going back at the North Rim. For the quintessential flight, upgrade to an EcoStar 130. Grand Canyon helicopter tours are very popular with visitors to Las Vegas and Arizona. To enjoy this aerial adventure, I highly recommend you buy your trip upfront. Seats are somewhat limited, especially during sunrise and sunset flights. The great thing is getting to the start of the line has never been simpler. Just log on to Web and RSVP. Then kick back and experience the Grand Canyon the way it was supposed to be experienced. From the air!

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