Every company in our ride directory is guaranteed to be a real ride company that operates their own balloon rides and has therefore earned the right to display our "Approved Balloon Rides" seal of approval.
When you contact a company listed in our ride directory, you are guaranteed to be dealing directly with the provider, and not a broker or reseller who often inflates prices or misleads their customers.
Unfortunately, there are bad apples in every industry. In the balloon ride business, there are dishonest certificate sellers that use misleading or dishonest sales tactics.
For example, there are hundreds of misleading websites that appear to be local to a city or region but funnel calls into their high pressure call center where it seems their only goal is to get the customer's money. It has become increasingly difficult for the general public to tell the difference from a legitimate company operating their own rides and a certificate seller using dishonest sales techniques.
When you contact an approved company listed in our ride directory, you are guaranteed to be dealing directly with the company actually operating balloon flights and not a broker, booking agency, or other middleman.