spite of what Homer here thinks, you can't really get rich ballooning,
because of the weather, insurance and ongoing fabric replacement costs.
We fly because we love it. We are
doing our very best to hold the line on price increases.
Balloon flight windows are perishable.
Throughout the year there are many good weather, weekday flight opportunities
that are lost forever because most of our passengers choose to fly on
weekends. If you can arrange time off during the week to fly, choose
the Super Saver fare and you will be rewarded.
Many times on weekend days, for various
reasons, we are not booked or not fully booked. If you are willing to
go on our standby "weekend" or "next available date"
call list, you will also save money by purchasing the Super Saver
fare. (You are not obligated to fly when we call, you may say " yes, I'll fly"
or "pass".) The choice is yours.
Balloons fly in the morning hours. Afternoon flights
are a bonus that we occasionally take advantage of. We
try to launch early and fly in the 2 hours that follow sunrise. That is
when the winds are calmest and safest. Afternoon flights can be
in this area because winds may not calm down in time to get a flight
in before sunset. Because afternoon flights must, on average be
re-booked so many times there is a $10.00 surcharge on afternoon flight
bookings. Fly in the a.m. and save!
There "are" several ways that you can save
money on your balloon ride.
BALLOON RIDE BOARDING PASSES
|Monday - Friday and
"standby" on weekends, $195. each|
Add $10.00 per ticket to purchase afternoon tickets )
|Note: These Super Saver Passes
must be purchased 7 days in advance and can be upgraded to full fare "anytime"
passes for a one time fee
of $30.00. (Anytime
you the option of reserving a weekend date in advance) |
When you buy more than one Standard Boarding Pass
at a time,
we will forward the savings in phone and office processing costs to
you in the form of a multiple ticket purchase discount.
RIDE BOARDING PASSES
fare, 1 person $225.00 (will
fly with other passengers)|
|"Anytime" unrestricted fare,
person ticket $425.00 per couple|
fare, 3,4,5 and 6 person tickets $210.00 each|
(Must be purchased and flown at the same time to receive discount)
Add $10.00 per
ticket (not per passenger) to specify afternoon flight tickets.
|Each balloon is insured for up to six
passengers, but our total lifting capacity for each flight will depend upon
the total weight of our passengers on the day of the flight. Call for
price and availability on larger groups and multiple balloons. 1-860-584-1300. |
These "Boarding Passes" arrive in a presentation
jacket with a letter describing the ride and a couple of our picture cards and
are great for gift giving. Passes go out to you by first class mail the day
we receive your order. They must be paid in full and are
non-refundable. They are however, transferable. Each Pass has a date
of flight printed on it for no more than two years
from the date of issuance. Passes not used by or before flight date will
expire. (Flight date may be extended at additional charge). Passes can be accelerated
or used on any date before your flight date, year -
round on a space available basis at no additional charge, simply by calling
PRIVATE CHARTER BALLOON
RIDE BOARDING PASS
|Private charter rate: $600.00 per flight|
|Our pilot will fly our smaller balloon on a
deluxe charter flight for one or two people who wish to insure that they fly
Repeat flyers (flown with us before)
receive a free t-shirt
|Business advertising flights: $650.00 per flight (consult your tax
advisor about deductibility)|
One or two passengers or clients included
Basket advertising banner attachment included (your business supplies the banner)
30' X 20' Large envelope banner hitch points
available at extra attachment cost.
have a source available for large lightweight banners)
|Tethered operations: (up to 150'
ropes) $500-$1000 per flight hour
plus booking and travel (show-up) fee|
|Static displays: (inflation for ground
display of your banner) as low as $400 per hour plus booking and show-up
Contact us for info, each event is individually quoted, per your
Click here for an order form that you can print out
and mail or fax.
You can call us and use your card to purchase if you prefer
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