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Virgin Balloon Flights

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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About Virgin Balloon Flights
Lancashire's Crook O' Lune lies on the doorstep of the Lake District, providing the perfect launch site showcasing Lancashire's stunning scenery. With views of Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal, or the city of Lancaster this launch site opens up a seamless network of contrasting landscapes for you to enjoy from a breathtaking bird's eye view point.
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Amy D wrote a review Jun. 2021
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We finally got to use our Virgin Experience Vouchers...and on the first time of booking! They did alter our launch site and it was an early morning to meet at 5.30! We watched the crew unload the balloon and inflate it, then hopped in for 55 mins of bliss! The views were spectacular!! And it was so peaceful. We had to keep our masks on all the time as we were stood very close to the other passengers, the landing was pretty gentle and then we helped pack up! We had to wait for the taxis to take us back to the launch site which took over an hour. But overall a fab experience!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights
Responded Jun. 15, 2021
Hi Amy, Thank you for leaving great feedback. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Kind regards, Virgin Balloon Flights Team
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Mark B wrote a review Jun. 2021
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The whole experience from start to finish was amazing. The evening flight on 4th June 2021 .on a beautiful evening over beautiful Lancashire countryside with views of lakes and morecambe Bay. Even helping to inflate and packup the balloon
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights
Responded Jun. 15, 2021
Hi Mark, Thank you for a the lovely feedback, we really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your flight with us! Kind regards, Virgin Balloon Flights Team
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Fiona M wrote a review Jun. 2021
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Fabulous flight last night from South Lake District. After a few cancellations due to weather, it was definitely worth the wait. Warm clear skies and great views across Morecombe Bay , Mountains and The Lune were stunning, and do quiet up there. I hadn't appreciated the work in setting up and packing up a balloon on this scale, so be prepared to pitch in as part of the experience. Woody the pilot was great, clear directions flawless landing and armed with Prosecco at the end of the flight, what more can you ask for. Just note the whole experience including pack up etc and travel back lasts about 3 to 3.5 hours.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights
Responded Jun. 15, 2021
Hi M8329TKfionam, Thank you for this great feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your balloon experience. We will be sure to tell Woody the pilot to keep up the great work! Kind regards, Virgin Balloon Flights Team
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K1TTB wrote a review Jul. 2019
Cheshire, United Kingdom61 contributions27 helpful votes
After several cancellations a perfect morning arrived and we assembled at 6am. Part of the fun was inflating and repacking the balloon. The flight was perfect and flight and landing smooth. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights
Responded Aug. 5, 2019
Hi K1TTB, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your balloon ride experience with us! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team
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mal_snape wrote a review Jul. 2019
Morecambe.3 contributions1 helpful vote
I was bought 2 flight tickets for my wife and I as a retirement present from my work mates as this was something that was on my 'bucket list' to do. We were extremely fortunate that our first flight booking went ahead and the weather was spot on. We were met by our crew on time at the allocated meeting point and were told what to expect and that our assistance would be appreciated in setting up the balloon and putting it away after the flight. This was an experience in itself, I certainly hadn't appreciated how huge these balloons actually are. All the crew, the pilot and his son (who joined us throughout) were great and involved everyone despite different age gaps. The flight was faultless and this included the landing. I would definitely recommend giving this a go to anyone that has been thinking about it. I gave 4 stars only down to the fact that I thought I may have received a reminder e mail a few days prior to our flight and that more should be explained about what you are allowed to take on the flight with you, I took my camera as I am a keen amateur photographer but I didn't take along my camera bag as I thought it may take up too much room during the flight. On landing I had to wrap my camera up in my jacket and stick it between my feet, as I said our landing was faultless due to our superb pilot Chris Aindow so it wasn't a problem but had the winds been strong on landing things may possibly have been different. In three words, It was Fantastic.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights
Responded Jul. 31, 2019
Hi Mal, Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your balloon ride with us! We take on board all feedback so thank you for letting us know your thoughts. Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights
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