For $200,000, You Can Ring in 2017—Twice
If you’ve got a burning desire to ring in the new year twice, and an extra $200,000 lying around, PrivateFly—a private jet charter company—is offering New Year’s Eve revelers the chance to officially welcome in 2017 twice, with a one-way trip from Sydney to Los Angeles aboard a Gulfstream G650ER, the world’s fastest long-range private jet.
The party kicks off Down Under (so you’ll need to hurry to get there if you’re not already in Australia), where you’ll eat, drink, and say hello to 2017 in Sydney. At 2 a.m., you and up to 17 friends will hop aboard your champagne-stocked private jet (catered food is also included in the price) for the 12-hour flight to Los Angeles, which will take you back in time because of the 19-hour time difference. When you touch down in California, it will be only 7 p.m.—plenty of time to pop another bottle of bubbly and prepare to sing “Auld Lang Syne” for a second time.
Of course, all this partying doesn’t come cheap; the total cost of the experience, regardless of the number of passengers, is $184,750 (which works out to just over $10,000 apiece if you fill up all 18 seats). According to CNN, the opportunity—which was offered last year as well—has yet to find any takers, so you've still got time. There goes that resolution to “save more money” in 2017.
[h/t: Condé Nast Traveler]