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What to Expect
Winter Flying WAITLIST
Winter flying Quick Overview
In Florida, our favorite time of year to fly is Winter ( January - March). Unfortunately, during these months, we have to cancel more than 75% of our flights. If you'd like to be placed on a waitlist, we will contact you if the weather is flyable. Please read the full explanation below for all the details about taking a balloon flight with any company in Florida between January 4th - March 31st.
NOTE - There is a $1.00 reservation hold this is to verify you are a real person.
Shared basket- $275 Per Passenger (other people will be in your basket with you)
Private - $825 for 2 Passengers
Private - $1,100 for 3 Passengers
All Fees and taxes included
Winter flying Full explanation.
Our favorite time of year to fly in Florida is Winter ( January 4th - March 31st). Unfortunately, we must cancel more than 75% of flights during these months due to bad weather. Safety is our top priority, and we will not fly if it is unsafe. Our balloon community in Florida is small; when our pilots make the GO/NO-GO decision the night before the flight, we consult with the other balloonist in the area. If one balloon cancels because of weather, the other balloon companies usually cancel. We have up to 5 balloons we can fly on any given day. Our flights typically require reservations and payment in FULL to secure the pilot and the balloon on a given day. We have implemented a waitlist during the winter months
Winter weather cancelation
Winter weather inevitably forces us to cancel 75% of our flights. We are not only disappointing you, but it also takes our credit card processor 3 - 7 business days to get your refund credited back to you. During this time of year, we have implemented a waitlist. You can provide all the dates you would like to fly, and if the weather allows, we will contact you between 72 and 24 hours before a flight to confirm your reservation. As a reminder, we can book five balloons on any given day. Please use the green-blue button at the top of the page. To be placed on the waitlist. The Full details about the process are in the next section of this page.
NOTE You can contact one of the other companies in the area to book a flight. They will require a FULL payment to secure your booking. This waitlist lets passengers know that winter flights are rare, but it is still possible, and we will fly if it's safe.
How the waitlist will work
We received the most accurate forecast between 72hr - 12hr before a flight. Our flights depart at 6 AM ONLY. Our pilots will review the weather. If they determine it will be safe to fly, we will review the waitlist and contact passengers to confirm reservations. We will be calling/texting you from (407)-900-1002/407-900-1003; please add this number to your contacts so you don't miss a call from us. If we don't reach you, we will proceed to the next family on the waitlist. Once we have spoken to you and you have confirmed you would still like to fly, You will be asked to pay for your flight. In the event of a weather cancellation, we will issue a FULL refund. If passengers are LATE or NO-SHOW for a flight, they have confirmed the cancellation policy (link) will be applied.
You will use the link above to be added to our waitlist. You will have to enter the following information.
Name, Email, and Phone number
What type of flight are you interested in
Number of Passengers
Name, Age, and Weight of Passengers
Travel time to our pickup location - The Pickup location is in the Panera Bread parking lot at 8190 Laura Ln, Davenport, FL 33896.
You will need to place a card on file and you will be charged $1.00 to verify the reservation. You can request the $1.00 refund at any time.
What dates range would you like to fly if weather permits
Enter the dates you would like to fly. Example (01/20/2022 - 1/24/2022) OR (Jan - March). Remember, winter flying has a 75% cancelation rate. The more days you enter, the better chance you will have to fly.
We want to be in the air with you, so we will watch the weather for any days that will be safe to fly.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call (407)-900-1002 OR Text (407)-900-1003
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