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All reviews balloon flight bucket list wonderful experience well worth the wait weather conditions birthday present scottish weather west linton st boswells last year safety briefing few years perfect landing perfect evening early morning many thanks minute flight
We had booked flights but due to poor weather over the last few years hardly any flights could take off... meaning the company could not sustain :(More
Date of experience: March 2018
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AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018
Dear SalamTraveler. I welcome all reviews but your statements are incorrect. The company has NOT gone bust. To go bust means that a company can't meet its liabilities and ceases trading - we are in neither state. We have just had to cease our public...More
After a very long wait with an awful lot of bad luck and several cancellations I finally realised a childhood dream and had the most wonderful balloon flight on Monday . This is definitely the only way to travel. The most amazing flight from Peebles...More
Had to rebook three times to get the right weather conditions for our flight, but what a flight! We had a brilliant journey from West Linton to Temple near Edinburgh at 3000 feet. Hands on, when setting things up and when packing up at the...More
A exhilerating experience. A marvellous flight but standing in a field of uncut hay (grass we were besieged by millions of midges. Not nice. But best of all - a few days later I recieved a parking fine for £100, for overstay in car park....More
Date of experience: August 2017
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AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017
Dear Sheila. I'm glad that you enjoyed the flight especially as you had to make quite a few bookings before getting suitable weather. I'm sorry that you felt it was spoilt by midges after landing but, unfortunately, as ballooning takes place in the evening when...More
After many cancellations due to inclement weather - had my flight Friday evening. It was bought last year by my younger son - and was actually seen by him during his home visit briefly from New Zealand. Couldn't have worked out better.
Date of experience: September 2017
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AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017
Thank you Tom for taking the time to write your lovely review. Glad that you got such perfect conditions for your flight from Kelso and along the river Tweed. Well deserved after your persistence in booking this year! Best wishes. Pete and the team.
Wow, just wow!! The only way to travel!! I received my ticket as a birthday present last July with my wife and after checking she hadn't changed our will we booked for the end of the month. Unfortunately, Scottish weather dictated and we were cancelled...More
Date of experience: August 2017
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AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017
Many thanks for writing that detailed and informative review of your flight (especially the superlative start!) and glad that you clearly enjoyed it. Best wishes. Pete
There aren't many perfect ballooning days in Scotland so to get a launch on our first attempt was amazingly fortunate. And the weather - if there's a better day this year then it will be one for the record books. We took off from Peebles...More
Date of experience: July 2017
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AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017
Many thanks for that lovely review. Certainly was a great flight over Peeblesshire and the weather couldn't have been better for you. Best wishes. Pete and the team.
Meeting point was easy to locate, driver turns up with balloon basket on trailer so no chance of missing him. Jump in the land rover and its a quick trip to a nearby field depending on wind direction, it was great fun learning and helping...More
Date of experience: May 2017
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AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017
Thank you Ruth for taking the time and thought in your kind review. It was indeed a lovely flight over Peeblesshire and into Midlothian with a landing at my favourite farmer's farm; he's always so supportive of our ballooning endeavours and we're assured of that...More
If you are considering flying in a hot air balloon, do it! If you have decided to fly in one, do it with Alba Ballooning! From start to finish we were treated with the utmost courtesy and care. We were given clear and friendly instructions,...More
Date of experience: April 2017
AlbaBallooning, Owner at Alba Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017
Many thanks for that lovely and informative review and taking the time to write it. Glad that you enjoyed the balloon flight experience, and all the bits associated with it too! Best wishes. Pete and the team!