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Grand Canyon/ORD-LAS Or DFW-LAS  
User currently offlineSATMFECRPTEXAS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

My wife and I will be going to Las Vegas this summer. Which route (assuming it is not cloudy) would give us the best view of the Grand Canyon? Both ORD-LAS and DFW-LAS have 757 service. I know that you don't want to sit over the wing. Most importantly, which side of the aircraft would you sit on? I know traffic patterns are not always predictable. Any input would be appreciated.

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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

DFW-LAS will give you the best view of the Grand Canyon. Flights from the south usually come in on that vector. ORD will probably be vectored through Southern Utah, which would give you a nice view of Bryce Canyon. But if it's the Grand Canyon you want to see, choose DFW. In addition, the right side of the plane will provide the best view.

[Edited 2006-04-18 08:12:22]

User currently offlineBrownBat From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Both will give you a view. Dfw-Las is better. Left seat from ORD and right seat from Dfw.

User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Back in 1990, I was on a UA B727 ORDLAX, and listening to Channel 9, the captain asked for, and was granted, to do a U-turn over the Grand Canyon from FL350.

Weather was severe clear, passenger load kinda light, and we all oohed and aaahed as we did our U turn over the Canyon.

However, the DFWLAS would be the best route to see the Canyon.



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User currently offlineLastordu From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2297 times:

I did RDU-LAS (look at my screen name) about 9000 times, and it is about the same flight plane sort of.

Quoting SATMFECRPTEXAS (Thread starter):
I know that you don't want to sit over the wing. Most importantly, which side of the aircraft would you sit on?

You will be able to see it for both sides it's just that BIG. Same thing goes with the Hover Dam. Hope this helps.

Nick

PS If you really want to see teh Grand Canyon you should look at this site. www.scenic.com

[Edited 2006-04-21 00:27:35]


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User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

I think the ORD-LAS flight might come into LAS a little too north
to get that great of view of the Grand Canyon.

DFW-LAS seems like an ideal flight path for that view.

I've actually flown right over the Grand Canyon an uncountable
number of times on flights between SAN and the East Coast; but
it did not seem that spectacular, maybe because we were at cruising
altitude...it looked like a big gash in the earth.

What really impressed me was a couple of hundred miles east of there,
I believe it's called Monument National Park ( I could be wrong). But
it has all of these reddish-brown stone pillers coming up from the
ground. I don't know if that's AZ, NM or both.



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User currently offlineSATMFECRPTEXAS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

Thanks for all the input. We went with DFW-LAS. I can't wait to go.

User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Which city will you and wife be connecting from?

I flew MDW-LAS on WN back in March and we came in over the most beautiful looking mountains with red stuff on top hahahaha. It was my first time to LAS so it was beautiful to me!


User currently offlineSATMFECRPTEXAS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

We are starting the day off from MSP. We get a few more miles by going through DFW instead of ORD.

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