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Best time of day for flightseeing

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Best time of day for flightseeing

We'll be arriving in Talkeetna around noon and staying all the next day and night. What would be the best time of day (weather wise) to schedule a flightseeing trip. This will be in late May.

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1. Re: Best time of day for flightseeing

The "best" time would be your first chance. That way if the flight is canceled due to weather, you could reschedule it. If you book for your second day, and your first day is gorgeous but you didn't do it then the second day is too bad to fly, you will be kicking yourself.


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2. Re: Best time of day for flightseeing

Hi MomandMoo,

This week I had a lengthy phone conversation with a very helpful person at Talkeetna Air Taxi about this same thing - we will be there mid June. Honestly, it really is anyone's guess to know what the weather will do, especially over Mt McKinley who pretty much creates her own weather. I was advised to book in for the first opportunity upon arrival (we are using Toursaver coupon) so for us if was 7pm day of arrival in Talkeetna. Then, if that doesn't work, you are first in line for the next day etc.

Have played this game several times in New Zealand as well and (damn, gosh, bother!) we still haven't struck it lucky anywhere! We're hoping for more luck in Alaska, but we always have a Plan B ready!

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