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Private Balloon Flights

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Address: 8311 Golf Course Road, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone Number: (505) 550-2677
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Description: Private Balloon Flights is an Accident Free balloon ride operator flying...
Private Balloon Flights is an Accident Free balloon ride operator flying thousands of passengers in total safety and comfort. Don't fly with 10 to 12 people you don't know, enjoy a private basket just for your party, or a shared basket limited to no more than 6 passengers plus our pilot!
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Like getting a massage

Our son and his girlfriend were in for the Balloon Fiesta, so my husband decided that we should all enjoy the experience firsthand (it has been on our bucket list). It was an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our son and his girlfriend were in for the Balloon Fiesta, so my husband decided that we should all enjoy the experience firsthand (it has been on our bucket list). It was an incredible ride! Richard was our pilot, he is very skilled and made the ride perfect! We would do it again in a heartbeat. My husband compared it... More 

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Athens, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Amazing. The entire experience was great. We got to help with the set up and take down of the balloon which was unexpected and fun. Our pilot Sharon was awesome and knew a lot about the balloons and all kinds of stuff about Albuquerque. Having a private balloon ride was a great and wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. The... More 

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Bridge City, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

this was absolutely wonderful. We have never been on a balloon ride before. Our ride was on 10/9/2014. Our pilot was great. He was very knowledgeable. While gettng the balloon ready, they ask for volunteers to help which is even more exciting. The staff was so friendly. Very organized. They recommended to go local and we did and loved it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I had never been on a balloon ride before, but decided: When in Balloon Fiesta (do as the locals, basically). It was perfect. My husband and my dad were with me along with 3 others and the pilot (who was THE best). The pilot made us all feel at ease and was so funny! Can't recommend this balloon ride more.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My granddaughters loved it! They came from Shannon, IL to go on a hot air balloon ride. Would recommend it to everyone. Just floating through the sky, so beautiful, relaxing and amazing! Private Balloon Flights crew members were extremely friendly. Captain Richard was super! He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions, while making the whole experience fun! Lee,... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It is the first time my girlfriend and I take a hot air balloon flight. We arrived at 6:40am, and their staff were already waiting there. We have helped to setup the balloon, and it was fun to watch the balloon being inflated, and stood up. Our pilot, AL, is a very nice guy and he is very knowledgeable. The... More 

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Coupeville, Washington, United States
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

First of all, the flight itself was great - our pilot James was friendly and informative. Made a great landing in a postage stamp size park when all other balloons were landing in bare dirt and sagebrush. I didn't mind helping a bit with setting up and then packing up the balloon at the end of the flight - though... More 

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PBF797, Crew Chief at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

*NOTE TO CONSUMERS: THIS REVIEW OCURED AS A RESULT OF A FLIGHT BOOKED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 9 DAYS OF BALLOON FIESTA IN OCTOBER, THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOT TYPICAL, NOR TO BE EXPECTED THE OTHER 356 DAYS OF THE YEAR. THESE 1/5 REVIEWS ALL OCURED IN OCTOBER. IT IS LIKE GOING TO A RESTAURANT IN TIME SQUARE ON NEW YEAR’S... More 

Gresham, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My mom and I attended the Balloon Fiesta for the first time this year, and after researching options for balloon rides, we decided on Private Balloon Flights and I'm so glad we did! Our pilot, Chuck, was wonderful and very informative. Eric, who was part of the ground crew, also answered lots of questions for us! We got to ride... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My daughter and I were there for our first balloon ride. We were in group 2 so we followed the 1st flight in the chase car and changed places with them when they landed to begin our flight. Eric, the chase car driver, was friendly and made that part of the day fun. Chuck, the balloon captain, was very knowledgeable,... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The owners are condescending and quit rude. Despite the fact that we paid a higher than average rate for their services , They expect tips .Almost demanding tips !! Like they work in the food industry earning $2 an hour. They also expect everyone to do the hard work for them setting up and taking down the balloon . We... More 

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PBF797, Crew Chief at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

*NOTE TO CONSUMERS: THIS REVIEW OCURED AS A RESULT OF A FLIGHT BOOKED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 9 DAYS OF BALLOON FIESTA IN OCTOBER, THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOT TYPICAL, NOR TO BE EXPECTED THE OTHER 356 DAYS OF THE YEAR. THESE 1/5 REVIEWS ALL OCURED IN OCTOBER. IT IS LIKE GOING TO A RESTAURANT IN TIME SQUARE ON NEW YEAR’S... More 

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