• For $191,000, you can ring in 2017 twice

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      There are people who snuggle up on the sofa, watch a couple of movies, sip champagne and fall asleep before midnight on New Year's Eve.


      This trip is not for those people.


      This jaunt -- a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles aboard the fastest long-range private jet in the world -- is for revelers committed to welcoming 2017 with fanfare. And then doubling down to ring it in again on the other side of the International Date Line.


      The one-way trip, offered by private jet charter booking company PrivateFly, is designed to give travelers the opportunity to celebrate the dawn of 2017 in two vibrant cities by "flying back in time" from Sydney to Los Angeles, where the local time is 19 hours behind Sydney.
      It's not cheap: Chartering a G650ER for the one-way flight will set passengers back about $191,000 (or about $10,600 per person, if 18 New Year's enthusiasts travel together). So far, PrivateFly hasn't had any takers. The company offered the same itinerary last year, and while travelers have expressed interest both years, no one has booked.