Virgin Balloon Flights Discount Codes - September 2020
|Voucher Code Description||Discount Type|
|Extra gifts from £4||Deal|
|Balloon in a Box for £19.99||Deal|
|Norfolk & Suffolk balloon rides from £99||Deal|
|Birthday gift package from £129||Deal|
|Latest offers with newsletter sign up||Tip|
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Virgin Balloon Flights specialises in, surprise surprise, hot air balloon flights! Make the most of our incredible Virgin Balloon Flights voucher and get a taste of the exhilaration and the beauty that come hand-in-hand with experience life from a wicker basket thousands of feet above the ground. This unique combination of serenity and excitement is what makes a trip in the skies an experience like no other!
Options range from weekdays to any days, and from morning to evening flights. Virgin Balloon Flights offers a series of rewards with your booking to: you can look forward to a 3-to-4 hour experience that includes a warm greeting by the Virgin staff and a briefing by your hot air balloon pilot, as well the opportunity to help inflating and later on also deflating the balloon, a champagne toast after landing, the presentation of a certificate of flight signed by your pilot and endorsed by Richard Branson, and a free ride back to the original launching site.
What does Virgin Balloon Flights offer?
You are marking a very special occasion and you don't want to do it with the usual drink at the pub or dinner at a fancy restaurant. Well, why not take to the skies to celebrate. Enjoy the beautiful English countryside from above with a picturesque adventure in one of nearly 100 launch sites in the country. Get a unique view of the rolling fields of Yorkshire or participate in the extravaganza that is the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Europe's largest hot air balloon festival.
Get that special person in your life the best gift money can buy: a unique experience! Get a Virgin Balloon Flights voucher for any of a number of gift packages. Whether it's a Christmas present or a birthday gift package, a romantic occasion or a celebration to mark a landmark in their life, you can get tailored sunrise and sunset packages to give an emphatic oomph to your party!
About Virgin Balloon Flights
The largest and most easily recognisable hot air balloon operator in the world, Virgin Balloon Flights offers guaranteed fun with the most picturesque vistas to boot. Operating in the United Kingdom and Italy, the trademark red balloons provide an incomparable experience to mark any occasion. Booking is fast and convenient through the website, and getting to the launching pad is easy too, considering flights lift off from close to 100 different locations across Great Britain. Most of these are in England, with a clear focus on the South East, east and west Midlands, and the South West. There's two sites in Wales and another four in Scotland too.
Browse our page and grab your Virgin Balloon Flights voucher to book your experience. You can fly mornings or evenings, with the full experience consisting of three to four hours, and peaking at 5,000 feet above the ground! There are a number of options available, both in terms of the days of the week and the time of your flight. Bearing in mind balloon flying is fully dependent on the weather you might want to play it safe with the premium ticket, which includes a full weather refund option.
Virgin Balloon Flights history
Headquartered in Telford, Shropshire, Virgin Balloon Flights was established by Richard Branson in 1994, some years after he had organised the first crossing of the Pacific in a hot air balloon. Branson's long-lasting involvement with hot air balloon flying is well documented, dating all the way back to the 1980s when he had the 'Virgin Atlantic Flyer' built by Per Lindstrand. The Virgin Atlantic Flyer was at the time the largest hot air balloon in history, with a total volume of 2.3 million cubic feet. At age 36 Branson, together with Lindstrand, became the first man ever to cross the Atlantic in a hot air balloon when the Virgin Atlantic Flyer completed the 3,000-plus miles crossing in less than 32 hours, travelling from Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine to Limavady in Northern Ireland.
Next up was the Pacific Ocean, an even tougher challenge which the pair tackled in 1991. Lindstrand was again in charge of building the ship, this time called the 'Virgin Pacific Flyer'. This had a total volume of 2.6 million cubic feet, a metal outer layer and a basket that looked more like a spaceship capsule. Branson and Lindstrand embarked on their journey across the Pacific on January 16, lifting off from Japan's southern tip in the small hours of the morning. Almost immediately they hit major trouble, as they mistakenly discarded one third of the fuel they had onboard. Too light and poorly balanced the Pacific Flyer soared way too high, hitting the jet stream and travelling practically out of control at unbelievable speed. But the balloon resisted, and Branson and Lindstrand safely descended onto the Canadian Northwest Territories 48 hours after leaving Japan, on the day war was declared on Iraq!
Having narrowly escaped with his life from the previous adventure, Branson prepared to attempt to round the globe in a hot air balloon! That is the context within which Virgin Balloon Flights was created in 1994, in the wake of the huge publicity derived by Virgin's record-breaking journeys. In 1999 the Breitling Orbiter, not a Virgin balloon, became the first hot-air balloon to travel round the world. Just over two years later, Branson sold Virgin Balloon Flights to his highly experienced pilot Ken Karlstrom, who has continued championing advances in ballooning technology and breaking into new territories, such as the Italian operation.