SATMFECRPTEXAS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2430 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.
HPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2425 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.
PSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2367 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.