Las Vegas Balloon Rides

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  • 4255 W Maule Ave

    Las Vegas, NV 89118

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  • 702-300-4008

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M-Su 10am-6pm

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My husband and I were looking to do a Las Vegas wedding with a twist and came accross Doug's D&R Balloon ride weddings. The website looked promising and Doug seemed to really know what he was doing which made organizing it less stressful.

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My husband and I were looking to do a Las Vegas wedding with a twist and came accross Doug's D&R Balloon ride weddings. The website looked promising and Doug seemed to really know what he was doing which made organizing it less stressful.

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After traveling for the best part of 18hrs to get to vegas from the uk we were excited to do the flight on 12th April 2011. i have to say that me (i am 24) and my gran who is considerably older thought all involved at D & R balloons were amazingly helpful. we had an hour and 10 mins in the air and it was all smooth sailing which was expected as Doug has over 40 years experiance and in his demenior you could tell. i would recomend his company to anyone who wants hassell free hotel collection and return, a fun flight with a lovely pilot who actually has good joke and is very interested in his passengers and drinks and champagne, meats and cheese after touch down. this trip was an amazing experiance on my first day in vegas. no age is turned away and they are very helpful to my gran. all in all a very good experiance and flight.

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After traveling for the best part of 18hrs to get to vegas from the uk we were excited to do the flight on 12th April 2011. i have to say that me (i am 24) and my gran who is considerably older thought all involved at D & R balloons were amazingly helpful. we had an hour and 10 mins in the air and it was all smooth sailing which was expected as Doug has over 40 years experiance and in his demenior you could tell. i would recomend his company to anyone who wants hassell free hotel collection and return, a fun flight with a lovely pilot who actually has good joke and is very interested in his passengers and drinks and champagne, meats and cheese after touch down. this trip was an amazing experiance on my first day in vegas. no age is turned away and they are very helpful to my gran. all in all a very good experiance and flight.

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What a wonderful Experience!! The flight was superb. The staff was friendly and professional. Doug from D&R Balloons in Las Vegas is an excellent pilot. Returned to meeting spot without any problems. Everything was explained perfectly. No hidden charges. Well worth the money. I will probably schedule another flight in the future.

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What a wonderful Experience!! The flight was superb. The staff was friendly and professional. Doug from D&R Balloons in Las Vegas is an excellent pilot. Returned to meeting spot without any problems. Everything was explained perfectly. No hidden charges. Well worth the money. I will probably schedule another flight in the future.

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I had an amazing flight with D & R Balloons!!! It was my first hot air balloon ride and i am so happy i went up with this company! They made me feel very safe and made sure they went over everything before we left the ground so i felt very comfortable. The pilot does tell a lot of jokes and i understand how a prude would not like it but if you have a sense of humor you will enjoy yourself. I am a 24 year old female and i did not feel uncomfortable at any point. I recommended this company to any of my friends that have to me they want to go in a hot air balloon and even to my parents!

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I had an amazing flight with D & R Balloons!!! It was my first hot air balloon ride and i am so happy i went up with this company! They made me feel very safe and made sure they went over everything before we left the ground so i felt very comfortable. The pilot does tell a lot of jokes and i understand how a prude would not like it but if you have a sense of humor you will enjoy yourself. I am a 24 year old female and i did not feel uncomfortable at any point. I recommended this company to any of my friends that have to me they want to go in a hot air balloon and even to my parents!

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It was my first time in a hot air balloon and i am happy i went with D & R Balloons!!!! They made me feel very comfortable and safe. I became very relaxed while up there but the pilot did a great job keeping everyone entertained! Everyone

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It was my first time in a hot air balloon and i am happy i went with D & R Balloons!!!! They made me feel very comfortable and safe. I became very relaxed while up there but the pilot did a great job keeping everyone entertained! Everyone

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Prior to the ride the D&R associate said he would call the next day at 5:15 am to inform my group as to whether or not the balloon ride would be happening or not based on the weather. We recieved no call and instead called him. We then drove to meet the entire balloon group at a local gas station when I met the pilot and crew for the first time. The pilot seemed very nice at first. Later found out he is a comedian..in a bad way. I and a 29yr old woman and I am a little stuffy..I admit..but he tells sexist jokes and perverted jokes. Some may not mind but I am here for a balloon ride with my husband and mother. So my next complaint is the ride is only about 40mins of total air time. I don't know if it is in the fine print that time setting up and taking down is included but you may want to time your ride and check the fine print. So after we land the pilot says the tow lightest people get out and go help the crew hold down the tarp so the balloon doesn't get ripped. I was one of these people..normally I wouldn't mind helping out but I was already a little perturbed that I paid a lot for a ride that wasn't long, listened to a pervert the whole way, and now i had to help the crew because he's too cheap to pay for staff. Anyway..IT GETS WORSE! So while the crew is finishing putting away the balloon the pilot and helper set up a champagne, cracker cheese..picnic. It's at this point the pilot asks for a kiss on the cheek from my mom and she goes to do it and he turns and kisses her on her lips...like a perv..and my mom is married. She was just in shock. Then a few moments later has the nerve to ask her out in front of me. You can tell he doesn't think much of women.

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Prior to the ride the D&R associate said he would call the next day at 5:15 am to inform my group as to whether or not the balloon ride would be happening or not based on the weather. We recieved no call and instead called him. We then drove to meet the entire balloon group at a local gas station when I met the pilot and crew for the first time. The pilot seemed very nice at first. Later found out he is a comedian..in a bad way. I and a 29yr old woman and I am a little stuffy..I admit..but he tells sexist jokes and perverted jokes. Some may not mind but I am here for a balloon ride with my husband and mother. So my next complaint is the ride is only about 40mins of total air time. I don't know if it is in the fine print that time setting up and taking down is included but you may want to time your ride and check the fine print. So after we land the pilot says the tow lightest people get out and go help the crew hold down the tarp so the balloon doesn't get ripped. I was one of these people..normally I wouldn't mind helping out but I was already a little perturbed that I paid a lot for a ride that wasn't long, listened to a pervert the whole way, and now i had to help the crew because he's too cheap to pay for staff. Anyway..IT GETS WORSE! So while the crew is finishing putting away the balloon the pilot and helper set up a champagne, cracker cheese..picnic. It's at this point the pilot asks for a kiss on the cheek from my mom and she goes to do it and he turns and kisses her on her lips...like a perv..and my mom is married. She was just in shock. Then a few moments later has the nerve to ask her out in front of me. You can tell he doesn't think much of women.

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Well, here's the story. The policy of D&R is that if you cancel your flight or (and this is the important one) your RESCHEDULED flight, your card will be billed.

This is from their site: "By entering this website, I agree to D&R Balloons 72 hour cancellation and NO SHOW policy.
Any flights cancelled within 72 hours of your scheduled or re-scheduled date or if you do not show up for your flight,
the credit card used to reserve your flight will be charged at full rate."

So, if you are in town, and they cancel your flight for weather, and you leave before you can fly your rescheduled flight, you will pay for a flight you never took!

Bad business!!! Don't fly with these folks!

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Well, here's the story. The policy of D&R is that if you cancel your flight or (and this is the important one) your RESCHEDULED flight, your card will be billed.

This is from their site: "By entering this website, I agree to D&R Balloons 72 hour cancellation and NO SHOW policy.
Any flights cancelled within 72 hours of your scheduled or re-scheduled date or if you do not show up for your flight,
the credit card used to reserve your flight will be charged at full rate."

So, if you are in town, and they cancel your flight for weather, and you leave before you can fly your rescheduled flight, you will pay for a flight you never took!

Bad business!!! Don't fly with these folks!

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Don't fly with D&R! Doug is a competent pilot, but a sleazy businessman. He'll take your money and cancel your flight!

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Don't fly with D&R! Doug is a competent pilot, but a sleazy businessman. He'll take your money and cancel your flight!

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Just has an awesome ride. Best Hot Air Balloon ride EVER. Doug is a not only an experienced captain but you get first class comedy along with the ride.

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Just has an awesome ride. Best Hot Air Balloon ride EVER. Doug is a not only an experienced captain but you get first class comedy along with the ride.

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We want our money back! The ride was only about a half hour, when we were expecting at least an hour. The weather and winds were fine, but all we saw were the vacant lots of west Vegas and the urban sprawl... and a close-up of the highway we did not care for. Plus, we didn't reach that high, so we didn't see much.

Doug chose an unusual street landing, which must have been fun for his motley crew to wrangle in the balloon. We luckily got out of the basket unscathed.

So, we are told to wait in their RV for mimosas with cheese & crackers. Well, Doug comes in fresh from helping the guys with the balloon to put some plates out on a tray, open a cooler, and unload cheese and meats from open packs from the store that could have been there for months. He never washed his hands. We actually saw one of these cheese packages sitting out on the floor when we first got in. And apparently, one of the guys must have drunk all the orange juice, because we were just offered the champagne in paper cups, plus a bottle of water for non-drinkers (which was questionably dirty on the outside). We could not have left sooner.

Doug then offers us two 4x6 photos that they took of us and developed at a CVS? for $5 each. We declined.

As we drive back to the gas station parking lot where we met them at (we did not need a hotel pick-up), Doug says we owe him another $35 transportation fee? for each of us. After thinking about this later, it should not have been multiplied, since we drove ourselves. Plus, we??re all in a group ?? they didn??t have to drive each of us separately. We think the ??transportation fee? is really a built-in gratuity, probably because they don??t get many tips. Either way, Doug had us trapped and asking for cash right then and there.

So, PLEASE don??t go with D & R. If you still do, make sure you see SOMETHING up there and you??re up for at least an hour to get your money??s worth. Then balk at the transportation fee ?? say you only have cash back there ?? and wait until you are safely back at your location and out of the vehicle before negotiating it to a single $35 transportation fee for your group.

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We want our money back! The ride was only about a half hour, when we were expecting at least an hour. The weather and winds were fine, but all we saw were the vacant lots of west Vegas and the urban sprawl... and a close-up of the highway we did not care for. Plus, we didn't reach that high, so we didn't see much.

Doug chose an unusual street landing, which must have been fun for his motley crew to wrangle in the balloon. We luckily got out of the basket unscathed.

So, we are told to wait in their RV for mimosas with cheese & crackers. Well, Doug comes in fresh from helping the guys with the balloon to put some plates out on a tray, open a cooler, and unload cheese and meats from open packs from the store that could have been there for months. He never washed his hands. We actually saw one of these cheese packages sitting out on the floor when we first got in. And apparently, one of the guys must have drunk all the orange juice, because we were just offered the champagne in paper cups, plus a bottle of water for non-drinkers (which was questionably dirty on the outside). We could not have left sooner.

Doug then offers us two 4x6 photos that they took of us and developed at a CVS? for $5 each. We declined.

As we drive back to the gas station parking lot where we met them at (we did not need a hotel pick-up), Doug says we owe him another $35 transportation fee? for each of us. After thinking about this later, it should not have been multiplied, since we drove ourselves. Plus, we??re all in a group ?? they didn??t have to drive each of us separately. We think the ??transportation fee? is really a built-in gratuity, probably because they don??t get many tips. Either way, Doug had us trapped and asking for cash right then and there.

So, PLEASE don??t go with D & R. If you still do, make sure you see SOMETHING up there and you??re up for at least an hour to get your money??s worth. Then balk at the transportation fee ?? say you only have cash back there ?? and wait until you are safely back at your location and out of the vehicle before negotiating it to a single $35 transportation fee for your group.

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HORRIBLE!!!!

Long story short, DOUG (The owner; aka guy who reviewed as Doug C) IS A FRAUD! My fiance and I just got out of a horrible dispute against he and the company. He charged my credit card after he canceled on US due to bad weather. After calling my bank, we of course won, but not without struggle and overwhelming stress.

Doug will CANCEL ON YOU and then proceed to CHARGE YOUR CREDIT CARD if you can't reschedule! Do NOT do business with him.

Also, don't be fooled about his website. He changed his website on 3/10/2009 to accommodate his new cancellation policy, but anyone who has done business before that date has seen that his old website had NO terms of service, NO cancellation policy and NO contracts to sign.

So my advice to those who want to go on a hot air balloon ride? Check out some other sites but make sure you know the answers to these questions.
:
1. What are their terms of service? Are they laid out clearly on the website?
2. How will you pay?
3. What contract will you have with the company, if any?
4. What is the policy regarding bad weather? Refunds?
5. What is their cancellation policy? (Most likely you'll get charged a fee of some sort)

PLEASE PLEASE don't make the same mistake with D & R Balloons as we did. Go with someone who is more professional and dignified.

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HORRIBLE!!!!

Long story short, DOUG (The owner; aka guy who reviewed as Doug C) IS A FRAUD! My fiance and I just got out of a horrible dispute against he and the company. He charged my credit card after he canceled on US due to bad weather. After calling my bank, we of course won, but not without struggle and overwhelming stress.

Doug will CANCEL ON YOU and then proceed to CHARGE YOUR CREDIT CARD if you can't reschedule! Do NOT do business with him.

Also, don't be fooled about his website. He changed his website on 3/10/2009 to accommodate his new cancellation policy, but anyone who has done business before that date has seen that his old website had NO terms of service, NO cancellation policy and NO contracts to sign.

So my advice to those who want to go on a hot air balloon ride? Check out some other sites but make sure you know the answers to these questions.
:
1. What are their terms of service? Are they laid out clearly on the website?
2. How will you pay?
3. What contract will you have with the company, if any?
4. What is the policy regarding bad weather? Refunds?
5. What is their cancellation policy? (Most likely you'll get charged a fee of some sort)

PLEASE PLEASE don't make the same mistake with D & R Balloons as we did. Go with someone who is more professional and dignified.

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On September 2nd 2008, I took a balloon ride with 10 other people with D & R Balloons - IT WAS AWESOME. Very quite up there, the captain described what was going to happen when we took off and what to do when we landed (knees bent). He also pointed out different landscapes below. You did not know you were up thousands of feet in the air. They definitely meet my expectations and also the other 9 people. I would recommend them. There was a wake up call and then they pick you up at your hotel and drop you off at your hotel, which is a nice addition - not worrying about taking a taxi. Would do it again next time I am in Las Vegas.
ps my pictures came out great.

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★★★★☆

On September 2nd 2008, I took a balloon ride with 10 other people with D & R Balloons - IT WAS AWESOME. Very quite up there, the captain described what was going to happen when we took off and what to do when we landed (knees bent). He also pointed out different landscapes below. You did not know you were up thousands of feet in the air. They definitely meet my expectations and also the other 9 people. I would recommend them. There was a wake up call and then they pick you up at your hotel and drop you off at your hotel, which is a nice addition - not worrying about taking a taxi. Would do it again next time I am in Las Vegas.
ps my pictures came out great.

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My wife and I booked a ride for Saturday. Friday afternoon she became ill so we postponed until Sunday. Well, late Saturday he canceled Sundays ride due to weather. We told him we were flying out early Monday therefore we wouldn't get to ride. When we got back home a charge of $440 was on bank statement. I called to see if there was a mistake or if it was a hold that would be taken off but he said if there was any cancellation they charge full price no matter what. He failed to mention this up front and now Im waiting on my bank to resolve the matter.

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D & R Balloons

My wife and I booked a ride for Saturday. Friday afternoon she became ill so we postponed until Sunday. Well, late Saturday he canceled Sundays ride due to weather. We told him we were flying out early Monday therefore we wouldn't get to ride. When we got back home a charge of $440 was on bank statement. I called to see if there was a mistake or if it was a hold that would be taken off but he said if there was any cancellation they charge full price no matter what. He failed to mention this up front and now Im waiting on my bank to resolve the matter.

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