You can enjoy a full evening of celebrations and the stroke of midnight in Sydney, then – if you have the stamina (and the budget) – jump onboard an exclusive private jet to do the same all over again in Los Angeles.
Experiencing New Year’s Eve twice is only possible by moving eastwards across the International Date Line. With the world rotating at 1,038 miles per hour, the time in Los Angeles is 19 hours behind Sydney, so you can visit both in the same evening – by minimising travel time and flying on a bespoke itinerary, says the private jet booking service.
Carol Cork, of PrivateFly, comments: “This is the ultimate in luxury ways to see in 2016, in two of the world’s most exciting party cities. The flight time from Sydney to LA in a Gulfstream G650ER is around 12 hours, so with the 19-hour time difference, you can gain seven hours of party time by flying eastwards.
“This unique flight experience is only possible by private jet, as the timings are so tight – and there are no airline schedules to fit the itinerary.
“No civilian aircraft can currently overtake time. But the Gulfstream G650ER is the world’s fastest and furthest private jet, with a nonstop flight range of 7,500 nm and a top speed of Mach 0.9, just under the speed of sound.”
Here is PrivateFly’s suggested itinerary for 2016:
20:00, 31st December 2015, Sydney: Get the (first) party started
Spend your evening in Sydney, celebrating at the city’s most exclusive party spots. You could join other VIP partygoers at NYE Party At The House – an exclusive VIP celebration at the Sydney Opera House. Or make a VIP table reservation at Sydney’s most prestigious nightclub, Marquee Sydney. Or for a more intimate celebration dinner, with a fabulous view of the fireworks, The Dining Room at the Park Hyatt Sydney has sweeping harbour views.
12:00, 1st January 2016, Sydney: Celebrate New Year #1
There’s plenty of time to see in the start of 2016, as you can party until past 1am and then make the short 12km drive from the harbour to Sydney Kingsford Smith airport, which offers 24-hour access for private jets.
02:00, 1st January 2016, Sydney: Depart in your Gulfstream G650ER
Your Gulfstream G650ER long range jet will be waiting, ready for a 2am departure and there are no long waits at the airport – you can take off just minutes after you arrive. The G650ER is the fastest long range private jet in the world – the party aircraft of choice, offering sleek interior configurations which accommodate 8 to 18 passengers.
During the 12-hour flight, dedicated partygoers can continue the celebrations, VIP style, with high-spec systems for music and video entertainment, fine wines, champagne and bespoke catering served by private flight attendants.
Or if you’d rather rest and recharge during the flight, you couldn’t be in better hands. The spacious G650ER cabin offers exceptional, luxury comfort, with the option of a double bed and bathroom with digital shower; floor-to-ceiling wardrobe and mirrored vanity; the latest bespoke lighting and temperature controls; and further ergonomic seating that fully reclines and swivels.
19:00, 31st December 2015, Los Angeles: Start the party…all over again
While others have woken to sore heads back in Sydney, the night is still young in LA. You’ll land early evening – refreshed and ready to start all over again – at Van Nuys, LA’s exclusive private jet airport.
Just a short drive away are the most exclusive nightspots of Beverley Hills. Cleopatra’s Ball attracts some of Hollywood’s hottest partygoers to the Egyptian Theater. Or dine at one of LA’s most exclusive restaurants, such as Spago, renowned for both its fine dining and its extensive wine cellar.
12:00, 1st January 2016, Los Angeles: Celebrate New Year #2
As you see in 2016 for the second time, it’s been 24 hours since you started partying in Sydney. And undoubtedly a night to remember.
Flight cost: Whole aircraft charter cost £151,000 Sydney – LA (one-way). Or from £8,400 per person, based on 18 passengers travelling together.