this is a first class operation all the way. we were picked up at our hotel by a limo exactly at the said time, and it brought us to the sundance location at the airport. we were given a very brief safety video and we were off. there were 6 of us per heli, and there was a caravan of about 5 or 6 helis. we flew over the hoover dam and lake mead on the way to the grand canyon. it took 40 minutes to get to our destination, accompanied by music and commentary about landmarks we were passing. i am extremely prone to motion sickness, but i did not feel at all queasy. it was a very smooth ride. we landed for approx 30 minutes to take pictures and have a quick lunch, consisting of champagne, turkey sandwich, apple slices, and pasta salad. there were waters and sodas available. the views were amazing and though people mentioned that they wished we stayed a little longer, i think the timing was perfect throughout the trip. it was approx a 2 hour trip. on our return, we saw a couple of tour buses on the road, they were still on their way. we are so happy that we did not decide to take the 12 hour bus tour. there was no way they were able to see the GC the way that we did. the views from the helicopter were incomparable and gorgeous! yes, there is a 40 per person extra fee for the airport, but i read about it in other reviews and incorporated the cost in the consideration of the tour. we would definitely do this again and recommend it to our friends! can you say AWESOME!