How do you get to celebrate New Year’s Eve twice? Fly from Sydney to LA in the world’s fastest private jet
“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.
“With the world rotating at 1,038 miles per hour, no civilian aircraft can currently overtake time. But the Gulfstream G650 is the world’s fastest and furthest private jet, with a range of 7,000 nm and a top speed of Mach 0.925, just under the speed of sound. Supersonic private jets are currently at concept stage and expected to be in operation by 2021. So that will allow even more extended hours of partying within the next few years!”
8:00 pm, 31st December 2017 Sydney: Get the party started
Spend your evening in Sydney, celebrating at the city’s most exclusive party spots. You could join other VIP partygoers at the NYE Midnight Party – an exclusive party at the Sydney Opera House. 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.
You can party until past 1:00 am on New Year’s Day, as it’s just a short 12km drive from the harbor to Sydney Kingsford Smith airport, offering 24-hour access for private jets.
2:00 am, 1st January 2018, Sydney: Depart in your Gulfstream G650
Your Gulfstream G650 long-range jet will be waiting, ready for a 2:00 am departure and can take off just minutes after you arrive at the airport. The G650 is the fastest private jet aircraft in the world – the long-range party aircraft of choice, offering sleek interior configurations which accommodate 11 to 18 passengers.
During the 11-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. Or if you’d rather recharge your party batteries in complete comfort during the flight, there’s the option of a double bed and bathroom with shower, with further fully-reclining seats in the spacious, luxury cabin.
6:00 pm, 31st December 2017, Los Angeles: Party all over again
While others are waking to a New Year and 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 the Crustacean, renowned for its South East Asian cuisine and floor-to-ceiling aquarium.
Cost: From £7,380 per person (whole aircraft charter cost £132,838, based on 18 passengers).