New Year's Eve in Times Square Private Flights

Watch the ball drop in person with a private flight to New York City.

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Ring in the New Year

The flashing lights. The crowds of people. The iconic ball drop.

Located at One Times Square, the time ball is a prominent part of New Year’s Eve parties in Times Square and around the world. Commonly referred to as “the ball drop,” the ball descends 114 feet in the last minute of the year. This iconic ball drop signals the start to a new year and a fresh start for many people.

Initially, the ball was constructed using wood and iron and lit with 100 incandescent light bulbs. However, it’s been modified a few times since then. Most recently, the ball has been outfitted with a computerized LED system and an outer coating of triangular crystal panels.  These modifications have enhanced the iconic ball drop in a way that still gives people chills. It’s absolutely stunning.

The Broadway Sign in New York City.

Start Your New Year in Luxury

New Years Eve in Times Square is like no other New Year’s Eve party on the planet. Whether you’ve tuned in to watch the ball drop on TV or actually arranged charter flights to Times Square to see it in person, it’s the perfect event to enjoy while ringing in the New Year.

While there are dozens of venues hosting New Year’s Eve parties in Times Square, we highly recommend:

Supernova’s Spectacular New Year’s Eve Party at Novotel – Whether you’ve cashed in on a VIP ticket or manage to grab a table by the window, you’ll be guaranteed to catch a view of the iconic ball drop on Novotel’s open-air terrace.

Marriott Marquis New Year’s Eve Party – Located on the 8th and 9th floors of the hotel, this massive party offers unobstructed views of the ball and Times Square.

Ball Drop at Millennium Broadway Hotel – With an absolutely stunning view of Times Square, you’ll be able to watch the ball drop while sipping on premium beverages and noshing on to-die-for appetizers.

The Knickerbocker – St. Cloud Rooftop Party – This party boasts the best views in Times Square. Treat yourself to some delicious treats, champagne, and the closest live view in the city.

The New York City skyline at night.

Recommended private jets for your charter flight to New York

Arrive ready to ring in the new year in one of the safest and most comfortable aircraft in the sky, operated by only the best air carriers in the business, when you charter a jet with Stratos.

8

SEATS

357

MPH

1362

RANGE
$3,120 - $3,822

15

SEATS

548

MPH

7767

RANGE
$16,536 - $19,110

7

SEATS

514

MPH

3337

RANGE
$14,508 - $15,990

9

SEATS

540

MPH

3567

RANGE
$10,296 - $13,260

Private jet airports in New York

Charter flights to Times Square for New Year’s Eve and take your pick of several different arrival airports. The most popular options include Teterboro Airport (TEB), Westchester County Airport (HPN), Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

Ground Services in New York

Are you looking to experience some of the most iconic New Year’s Eve parties in the country? Stratos Jets can arrange charter flights to New York and ground transportation to Times Square on your behalf.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Every charter flight review on this page was submitted by a real Stratos Jets customer. In the interest of transparency, we never change reviews or use incentives to influence these reviews. This way, you can hear directly from our past and current clients about how we handled their private travel experience.

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Overall rating (4.88 out of 5) Based on 644 reviews from our trusted Jet Charter reviews
5 1 5 05/12/2021

Good afternoon, I hope all is well! The experience has been quite pleasant when dealing with Stratos Jet Charters! We appreciate your business and constant support. I look forward to continuing that business once our jets are added to our fleet. Thank you!

5 1 5 02/20/2021

Smooth, calm, on time and will use it again

5 1 5 10/10/2013

None, excellent service

5 1 5 06/27/2017

Simon Crhistian did a great job.

5 1 5 02/21/2024

Daniel was the most efficient and communicative individual our firm has ever dealt with while in a crunch situation needing to get to Vegas immediately from Salt Lake. He went above and beyond to assess our needs and ensure our timeline was met. If we had a position on our sales team we would offer him a better offer then what you’re paying him and may in the future. Thanks Daniel. Hope to connect soon for our future trips. Garrett

5 1 5 04/09/2024

All went well on the flight. Great pilot crew both ways.

5 1 5 05/21/2020

Glenn made booking easy and was on top of every detail throughout the process. The flight itself was flawless. Many thanks.

5 1 5 03/20/2014

We had a great experience. Our normal broker is equally as professional and good. So we would be happy to try you again as we would our previous broker. 

5 1 5 04/15/2020

yes!

5 1 5 01/20/2022

Worked with Glenn and he really worked to find the right plane at the right time! Aircraft crew were professional and courteous. Two great cross country flights.

5 1 5 02/21/2022

Always great to work with you guys!

5 1 5 12/20/2019

We appreciated the trip you allowed us to fly. Everything went well on the trip and your customer enjoyed the flight on our King Air.

5 1 5 12/11/2016

Passenger stated that the jet's interior was shoddy and showed that the jet wasn't well taken care of. Said crew was nice. Stated no coffee available although I had specified de-caf to be provided and followed that up with company client services requesting same.

5 1 5 04/01/2016

I was the Charter Director for MOB and BFM for years and now in Accounting….hands down,  your organization is THE BEST in the market.  From the aircraft you recommend, to the pilots, accounting, and especially sweet Daryl!  All awesome. I am certain you all will be hearing from us soon.

5 1 5 02/17/2014

Everything was perfect ! Thanks to Ricky !

5 1 5 11/29/2023

Team, We have always enjoyed working with your professional staff. Requests and communication regarding trips are always timely. We hope that we can continue working together to provide a great experience.

5 1 5 12/09/2016

Our passengers wish to extend a sincere thanks to your staff. We however advise that you do not have permission to use Michael's name in their advertising or promotional material as to be endorsing your product. Thank you again. We look forward to working with you again in the near future.

5 1 5 07/31/2023

Eastern Air Services (crew and plane) were wonderful. Stratos micro obsession with baggage and weights was beyond logical and anything that I had ever experienced in prior charters. Turned out there was PLENTY of room in cargo for additional baggage and that my guests were no where near any weight limitation. The only reason I tolerated the craziness was the price differential. Next time, if they are not the best price I am going back to my regular charter companies. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Good Morning Gail,
Thank you for taking the time to raise the issue of our team's insistence on passenger and baggage weight.  I share in the blame as I am a pilot (I fly a Pilatus PC12 and Beechcraft Bonanza for my family).  Understanding the performance limitations of an older King Air, the relatively short runway of 5000' at Wildwood and warm summer temperatures, we like to air on the side of caution.  Please know that I have developed processes at Stratos to ensure that every flight we organize is arranged exactly as I would for my own family's travels.  Safety First.
I hope that while these requests were a bit cumbersome, you see that it was done with the best intentions for the safety of your flight and I certainly hope that going forward, Stratos can earn the opportunity to serve you based on our commitment to excellence rather than a cost comparison.
Sincerely,
   
Joel A. Thomas - Get to know Joel
President and CEO

5 1 5 07/22/2021

As a repeat customer of Stratos we have always been treated with care and understanding of the circumstances surrounding our travel needs. When Joel was unavailable Zach jumped right in without missing a beat.

5 1 5 08/19/2014

Everybody was great. The plane could use a bit of a face lift, but since we were transporting eight animals, it was okay. I would definitely recommend Stratos to anyone who asks.

5 1 5 09/22/2021

Zach, I just wanted you to know that the gift basket did arrive. I haven’t seen it as I am out our home in the Hamptons, but my wife says that it’s beautiful. Also, I just wanted to thank you for a job extremely well done for me and my family. I too work in a service business and have always mentored our staff on how important it is to serve our clients with passion and zeal, to always be their advocate. You have learned those lessons well for so early in your career. So, many thanks. I’m sure that there will be a “next time” for my family (private air travel is addictive, as you probably know. Until our paths cross again . . . Michael

5 1 5 03/14/2017

Joel I do not use google sign in re survey Let me simply say Ms Hill was outstanding every step of the way as was the service at Dolphin Sun night Thank you Jim W. Charter flight Omaha to Sarasota Mar 12

5 1 5 01/31/2020

Working together with Stratosjets felt like working with my own team - very friendly and coorperative employees - loyal and trustworthy team - thanks a lot!

5 1 5 05/03/2018

My family has flown with you dozens of times. Everything, from booking, to the flights, to the follow-up shows that you care about your customers. I would definitely recommend Stratos & have already done so.

5 1 5 03/23/2020

Kyle from Stratos Jet was great to deal with... quick responses....great service....great prices....A+ experience

5 1 5 04/13/2013

Apparently the air wasn't working properly and was an uncomfortable flight until we were in the air.

5 1 5 10/14/2021

Excellent experience with booking, the flights, ground services, etc.

5 1 5 12/21/2021

As far as I can tell the flight was great. My nephew, his wife and their dog flew from California to Guam for a move. The airport they flew from was changed the day prior to departure due to weather. The catering however didn't make it to the airport so they were on the plane for 15 hours with only the complimentary snacks and the crew shared some of their food with them. When you fly private you expect things to go smoothly...that's why you're willing to pay the extremely high price for. In my opinion there were opportunities missed to make it right. Since they had to refuel in Hawaii there was at least 6 hours to get some kind of catering for them when they landed in Hawaii. I realize that catering needs 24 hours notice but someone couldn't gone above and beyond to make things right and get them fresh fruit and veggie platter with a plain hot pizza or something to give them something other than snacks. I know if the CEO of Stratos was flying this catering issue would've been unacceptable.

Carol - Thank you for bringing this to my attention and you are certainly right.  The ball was dropped.  I have spoken with the private flight advisor regarding the matter and our day of flight process was not followed.  Not having something ready in Hawaii during the fuel-stop is truly a missed opportunity.  I am truly sorry for our misstep and the poor experience this must have been for your nephew and his family.  

Joel A. Thomas 

President and CEO 

5 1 5 03/05/2018

I had 15 piece band booked on a commercial airline that got cancelled due to weather. Every single flight for the next 2 days was sold out and the band was going to miss their performance. Thank to the Herculean efforts from Glenn and Joel, we were able to secure a flight for the following morning and get the band to Florida on time. Glenn was simply amazing with his follow-through, availability when I needed him and keeping an eye on everything. He was with me from the first phone call at 6:30pm until take-off the next morning at 10:10am. Thank you Stratos for saving the day!

5 1 5 12/07/2016

I think you are doing everything I could think of. I feel very comfortable and safe.

5 1 5 01/01/2022

Great customer service!

5 1 5 02/17/2020

Would definitely recommend Statos Jets. Always know Kerry Hill is doing her best for us.

5 1 5 10/28/2019

This trip was unusual in that on the return there was a tropical storm that hit our area. Joel stayed in constant contact with me and flight operations so there was never a time that I was uninformed. I have no hesitancy to recommend Joel, a pilot himself and in charge of Stratos, to others seeking a charter operator.....in fact I have done just that.

5 1 5 09/24/2020

Great rep!

5 1 5 12/21/2021

The level of service provided by Stratos is very high. Glenn and team continue to listen and understand our needs and organize excellent service. The latest provider was the best so far. Thank you team.

5 1 5 02/21/2022

Great platform, all trip information was readily accessible. Thank you for working with us on this one and keeping the itineraries flexible. No significant feedback otherwise, we look forward to the opportunity to assist with future operations!

5 1 5 04/17/2021

Anthony was great to work with and quickly provided all updates and changes for his client for us to communicate to our pilots and prepare the trip. We were glad for the opportunity to work with you all and look forward to helping with more trips in the near future!!

5 1 5 03/31/2019

Glenn,
The trips, one to Iowa & the other back to Dulles, went great. 
Everyone did great jobs & made me & my 94 year old Mom feel comfortable & taken care of. 
Glenn & Rachel were especially helpful. 
I would use your service again and will let Glenn know about my next trip. 
Thanks to you, Glenn, Rachel and the very nice/competent pilots.  Ground staff were great too. 
Thank you.

5 1 5 12/17/2018

I could not ask for more, I love using Stratos and will never use anyone else!

5 1 5 08/23/2020

It was a treat to fly private again. Everyone at Stratos and Flying Labz were a joy! If I need to fly private again Stratos is the only company I'd reach out to.

5 1 5 03/16/2020

Always a pleasure to work with you all. Please let me know about the app you've developed. Thanks, Joel. Sincerely, Joe Stephenson Merlin One

5 1 5 03/13/2022

Always a pleasure doing business with STRATOS, you make it a seamless booking from start to finish! Very professional! Thanks for your business.

5 1 5 08/13/2012

Pilot did a terrible job of synchronizing the engines. It was bad enough at one point that the two guest passengers were worried we would need an emergency landing. I have flown on Hawkers for 15 years now and never had that experience. Crew was very nice, but the pilot needs some instruction. It was very disconcerting.

5 1 5 07/22/2021

Anthony did an excellent job arranging a convenient flight at the right price to get us back to Canada Limo service was very efficient Plan to get Anthony to get us back to Florida in January

5 1 5 02/15/2021

We appreciate working with you and your team. Thank you.

5 1 5 04/24/2019

Another great experience with Joel & his team. From rental car arrangements to being ready for three small children Stratos handled everything. The equipment was beautiful and the crews were very kind! I never can say enough praise for Stratos!

5 1 5 07/09/2021

Superb service.

5 1 5 09/17/2021

The flight was fabulous, fun, and delicious. The crew was fantastic--professional and courteous. The flight attendant was spectacular--warm, wonderful and extremely attentive. The agent's support was once again terrific, thoughtful and professional. We will highly recommend these services to others.

5 1 5 05/27/2014

lower cost flights :)

5 1 5 03/20/2021

We only ever book with Stratos-- Joel and his team are so professional and helpful, even with last-minute travel needs. They are the best!

Frequently Asked Questions

Our friendly, expert air charter agents are here to answer questions or start your quote today. Don`t wait, call right now and we can get you on your way to the destination of your choice! Talk to one of our air chater argents now by calling (888) 593-9066 or by emailing [email protected]

  • How do I choose the right aircraft for my mission?

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    As charter brokers, we do more than simply book your charter flight. At Stratos Jets, our air charter associates are highly trained personnel capable of matching our clients with the appropriate aircraft for their travel needs. Once we determine how many passengers you’re travelling with and how far you’re flying, we can determine which category of aircraft you require. There are many options available. The most common aircrafts hired for private charters include:

    • Cessna’s Citation X
    • Gulfstream’s G650
    • Bombardier’s Global line

    After that, we can help you narrow down the selection of recommended aircraft based on budget, desired cabin amenities, airport requirements, luggage capacity, as well as aircraft age and performance capabilities.

    Staying Safe in the Skies

    At Stratos Jets, air charter safety is our number one concern. One of our key policies is to increase consumer education. This ensures our clients are able to make informed decisions. We also work with our aircraft providers to ensure their safety training programs meet and even exceed our air charter safety requirements. To make this happen, Stratos Jets is an ARGUS Certified Broker. This means that our brokerage firm is:

    • Committed to the best industry practices
    • Adhering to all applicable safety regulations
    • Maintaining the appropriate insurance coverage required
  • Are there additional costs per private jet rental passenger?

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    There are no additional costs per passenger. At Stratos Jet Charters, we base our private jet rental prices per hour, not per guest.

    The Stratos Pricing Estimator

    If you would like to estimate the cost of a private jet charter, use our Stratos pricing estimator page. It lists the most common estimates based on destination and aircraft type. And you can always enter customized data to get an estimate for a specific destination.

    Additional Concierge Charges

    We do charge for some of our additional concierge services, such as in-flight catering and entertainment, hotel bookings and ground transportation. We know our clients’ time is precious, so we offer the value and convenience of “one-stop-shopping” through our Trip Support team. When you book a flight with Stratos Jet Charters, we can take care of all the logistics, including booking hotels, meeting spaces, limousines and tickets to special events. That way you can relax, and enjoy your trip.

    Empty Leg Charters

    Also, since we charge per hour, not per passenger, there are travel bargains to be found with our Empty Leg Flights. Many of our private jet rental flights are one-way, and then we need to move the aircraft to a new destination. To reduce the costs of flying an empty aircraft, we offer discounts to travelers with flexible itineraries. Clever passengers will sometimes split the cost with their fellow travelers, thereby reducing the cost for everyone on the flight.  

  • Can I make last-minute changes to my itinerary?

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    If your plans need to change, we will do everything in our power to accommodate the changes. One of the benefits of hiring Stratos Jet Charters is that we have much more flexibility than commercial airlines and can provide many more air charter services.

    We have two teams that can help you. Here is a brief description of each:

    Charter Sales Agents 

    This is the initial contact team. They evaluate your travel needs to identify the appropriate aircraft type for your travel plan. Pricing is determined by aircraft availability, its position related to the intended departure location and the position of where the aircraft needs to be after performing the customer’s flight.   

    Trip Support Team

    Once the aircraft has been selected, Trip Support works with the customer, the air carrier and all concierge service providers to organize all of the travel details. Trip Support is responsible for coordinating:

    • Departure time
    • Departure and arrival at the Fixed Base departure location
    • Ensuring assigned crew members meet Stratos experience requirements
    • Making sure the insurance is current and everyone is protected
    • Coordinating all concierge services

    In reference to last-minute itinerary changes, any changes would go through the Trip Support Team.

    Our customers often have demanding flight itineraries that can change quickly. They’ve come to appreciate knowing there’s an entire team of people focused on organizing all the details of their trip. Stratos Jet Charters wants to provide our clients with consistently outstanding air charter service and an impeccable safety record.

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