Celebrate New Year’s Eve twice with £20,000 flight from Tokyo to Las Vegas

The private jet crosses the International Date Line

Helen Coffey
Tuesday 30 October 2018 13:13 GMT
Travellers can spend their first NYE in Tokyo
Travellers can spend their first NYE in Tokyo (Getty Images)

If time is money, then surely money is time. It certainly seems to be this 31 December, when $26,000 (£20,400) can buy you the opportunity to turn back the clock and celebrate New Year’s Eve twice.

The innovative concept from Crystal Skye, which operates a private Boeing 777-200LR charter jet, allows passengers to see in 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, first before heading to Las Vegas, Nevada, for a second bite of the apple.

The package, dubbed the New Year Double Countdown Celebration, runs from 29 December to 4 January, and facilitates two New Year’s Eve parties by flying guests across the International Date Line, meaning they gain 24 hours.

Although pricey, the one-of-a-kind holiday includes a variety of high-end perks. Guests attend a dinner party at the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba with a fireworks display over Tokyo Disneyland and sumo wrestling as part of the entertainment.

They then board the private jet, which is customised with 88 first-class flat-bed seats, a lounge seating 24 and a stand-up bar. Onboard amenities include noise-cancelling headphones, Wi-Fi and 24” HD monitors, while staff such as butlers and an inflight executive chef ensure passengers have a flight to remember.

Touching down in Sin City, travellers will celebrate for a second time with a Celine Dion concert at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace.

It’s not the company’s first double NYE package – last year those who wanted two goes at welcoming in 2018 could book a trip from Sydney to Honolulu at a cost of $19,999pp (£15,700).

The holiday included the chance to watch the Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve Fireworks from a private floating barge with champagne and hors d’oeuvres, plus an exclusive gala dinner onboard the USS Missouri – the last battleship commissioned by the United States and the historic site of the end of World War II.

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“With the success of our sold-out inaugural New Year AirCruise to Sydney and Hawaii last year, we were encouraged by the response of our guests to create a brand new journey taking in the diverse splendours of Tokyo and Las Vegas while ensconced in our luxurious private jet and cared for by our staff of dedicated Crystal attendants,” Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises and managing director of Crystal Cruises Asia told Travel Weekly Asia.

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