For many of us, ringing in the new year means gathering with our friends and family and counting down to midnight so we can celebrate the end of one year and the start of another. However, this private jet company is offering those rich enough to afford it the chance to take a trip around the world and celebrate New Year's Eve not once, but twice on two different continents.
According to Business Insider, the private jet booking company PrivateFly is offering a flying package that will allow passengers to travel from Sydney, Australia, to Los Angeles so they can experience the start of 2019 twice. With the capacity to hold a total of eight people, the jet will help partiers travel in style and celebrate New Year's Eve in a pretty luxurious way. That is if they can afford the hefty price tag.
"The flight time from Sydney to LA in a Gulfstream G550 is 13.5 hours, so with the 19-hour time difference, you get to replay over 5.5 hours of party time, by flying eastwards," Carol Cork, marketing director of PrivateFly, said in a press release.
Cork explained that because the flight timing is so close together, this trip is only made possible by private jet.
The cross-continental trip features a pretty extensive partying itinerary, so potential flyers should prepare themselves for plenty of festivities. The adventure all begins in Sydney on Dec. 31, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. Once the clock has struck midnight and 2019 has begun, passengers will get to sit back and watch the famous fireworks display in the harbor as Australia celebrates the new year.
At 2:00 a.m., the jet will take off from Sydney and fly over the Pacific to cross the international date line. When the plane lands in Los Angeles at 8:30 p.m., it will have effectively transported the passengers "back in time" to New Year's Eve and back into party-mode as they prepare to ring in 2019 a second time. The entire evening sounds like an exhilarating experience, so long as these flyers are ready for one of the most exciting party nights of the year twice.
The entire flight package costs a cool $255,500, or $31,950 per person for a party of eight. For passenger convenience, PrivateFly is able to offer two separate in-flight experiences to make for maximum partying capabilities: the "Wellness" package or the "Festive Flight."
The Wellness experience turns the private jet into a detox zone for passengers to regain their strength and energy between New Year's parties. The private flight attendant adjusts the lighting and cabin temperature accordingly while passengers will lounge in provided designer pajamas and slippers.
They'll also get some serious spa pampering to help recharge their batteries and make them party-ready for the next continent. But, if a bit more rest is needed, the cabin also includes a master bedroom as well as separate single beds for partiers to get a bit of shut-eye before their next celebration.
Whereas the Wellness package offers plenty of rest, the "Festive Flight" makes for a celebration 45,000 feet up in the air, so the party doesn't have to stop when the wheels leave the runway. Guests who choose this package enjoy a decorated cabin where they can enjoy state-of-the-art music and entertainment systems, as well as dine on cuvée champagne, caviar, lamb tartare, and lobster.