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Private Balloon Flights

Albuquerque, NM, USA
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About Private Balloon Flights
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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Tictochandcrafted wrote a review Dec 2019
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This company used to be it's own but now it's owned by rainbow Ryder and has been for almost 3 years will not fly with them after I found out as they are much too money hungry and will launch in a lot of bad weather (wind above 15 and fog) there reason is they have the big balloons so the wind doesnt effect them as much if you depend on wind to move you is gonna move you at the same speed as the smaller ones. I wouldn't want to fly with them because if you land at that speed it would hurt especially with that many people in the basket. When we flew with the original owners of private balloon flights they asked us for our weight for getting us into the right basket and these guys now just pack you in like sardines to get more money and you don't get to see as much. I'm deciding to go to a different company that has smaller baskets so it's a better flight and I get to see more.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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a l wrote a review Jul 2019
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See the facts and real reviews on google reviews. Very poor service and attitude with Private Balloon Flights.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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A M wrote a review May 2018
7 contributions7 helpful votes
owners had a very bad attitude and were condescending . They treated us ( their customers) like they were the best and were entitled to be rude to others
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Date of experience: June 2017
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E T wrote a review Oct 2017
2 contributions25 helpful votes
My husband and I fully expected this to be a "private flight." We were surprised to arrive at the "office" - a strip mall. When we got there, several people were in line to check in. We checked in and were handed a full sheet of instructions. My husband asked if we could cancel, and he was told we would still be charged. At this point, we felt trapped into something we did not sign up for - private balloon ride vs. many people on the balloon, tipping $50 minimum, going on a 2nd crew, getting back at a later time than we thought and so on. We thanked our lucky ballooons when the owner told us the flight had to be cancelled due to the fact that the wind would blow the balloon into the Balloon Fiesta field. I can't recommend this company due to the fact that they did not fully disclose the full details to us.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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twist18x wrote a review Sep 2017
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico2 contributions16 helpful votes
I was gung-ho on this company after researching and reviewing the trip advisor reviews. My review is not a reflection on the experience but more around their ordering method. I spoke to someone that seemed agitated that I had called and asked if there is an online way for me to secure payment. She said no and that they do it the old fashioned way taking down my credit card number over the phone. I asked after we make the payment what happens to those credit card numbers and their response was disconcerting: it is stored in a file folder for 3 years for the IRS as part of their payment records. They don't submit our numbers to the IRS but the paper where they wrote it down is stored. I asked if they would be willing to destroy the paper where numbers are stored once we finish the tour since they already have a copy of the receipt of payment. The response to me was "if I'm so uncomfortable, I should go elsewhere". They clearly did not want to answer critical questions around security. All other competition either use online or Trip advisor using encrypted security. Their method of keeping my credit card number for 3 years just left me aghast that they felt their process was more secure. All the folks that have used them have their numbers in a file cabinet. They kept saying that online was more dangerous etc not fully understanding how they can leverage other methods without ever storing credit card numbers. I wonder if they understand that it is not legal for them to store those numbers. Decided to go elsewhere in spite of how good they are. Security for me remains key given the hassles that can happen if papers are found, stolen, out of their file cabinets.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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