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Celebrate New Year’s Eve twice in one night, by private jet

Can’t get enough of New Year’s Eve? For those looking for the ultimate way to see in 2014 – twice – private jet booking service PrivateFly.com is offering a private jet itinerary which allows revellers to experience an evening of celebrations and the stroke of midnight, in both Sydney and Los Angeles. With the world rotating at 1,038 miles per hour, no civilian aircraft can currently overtake time. So experiencing the change from 2013 to 2014 twice is only possible by moving backwards across the International Date Line. Sydney Carol Cork, marketing director of PrivateFly.com comments “This is the ultimate way to see in 2014, in two of the world’s most exciting party cities. Los Angeles is 19 hours behind Sydney – just over 13 hours away in a long range private jet. So you can gain six hours of party time by flying eastwards. This is only possible by private jet, as the timings are so tight – and there are no airline schedules to fit the itinerary. Supersonic private jets are currently at concept stage, and expected to be in operation by 2021. So watch this space for even more exciting, multiple New Year itineraries coming in the next few years!” Here’s their suggested itinerary for 2014. 8pm 31st December 2013, 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 Party At The House – 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 1.00am on New Year’s Day, as it’s just a short 12km drive from the harbour to Sydney Kingsford Smith airport, offering 24-hour access for private jets. 2am, 1st January 2014, Sydney: Depart in your Gulfstream G550 Your Gulfstream G550 long range jet will be waiting, ready for a 2am departure and can take off just minutes after you arrive at the airport. G550 The G550 is the long range party aircraft of choice, offering a winning combination of a luxury VIP interior seating 15, a range of 6,750nm and a top speed of 500 knots. The flight time from Sydney to Los Angeles is 13 hours and 15 minutes. During the flight, dedicated party animals 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 private double bedroom and ensuite bathroom, with further seats that fully recline in the spacious, luxury cabin. Cost: From £9,157 per person (full aircraft charter cost £137,355, based on 15 passengers) 8.15pm 31st December 2013, Los Angeles: Party all over again While other partygoers are waking to a New Year and sore heads back in Sydney, the night is still young in LA. You’ll land – 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 Crustacean, renowned for its South East Asian cuisine and floor-to-ceiling aquarium.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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