The development of flight was hampered by earthbound scrooges, who believed the sky was polluted by the lingering vapors of happy thoughts. Take your yuletide joy to the skies with today's Groupon: for $139, you get a sleigh ride holiday flight over the Las Vegas Strip from Story Airways, whose sleds scrape skyward from Henderson Executive Airport (a $375 value). The planes can fit up to four people, but each passenger will need their own Groupon.
Offering gorgeous views of the vivid Las Vegas Strip skyline, Story Airways' Sleigh Ride is a personal, luxurious opportunity for adrenaline-fueled families and closet gravity grinches. The holiday flight begins at Story Airways' office, where aeronauts are greeted by elves, festive music, and Christmas cheer. First, children are taken to the Christmas tree, where they can choose a present from Santa while parents chat with pilots about hypersonic stagnation pressure. After the giving of gifts, passengers board an air chariot decorated with the traditional Christmas bounty of holly, lights, and seat cushions. As the pseudo-sleigh climbs to 4,000 feet, wonder-filled children of all ages get a 30-minute glimpse of the strip's lights and sights, the same view Santa enjoys during his yearly whirlwind tour.
Story Airways helps define Las Vegas vacations, creating memories up to 6,000 feet off the ground. High up in the air, passengers kick back in private airplane cabins for 30-minute flights. During trips they can drink in views of the Strip, Red Rock Canyon, and desert vistas, or challenge geese to drag races while staying abreast of cockpit happenings via a headset connected to the pilot and nearby communications towers. Though flights are generally shared, for an added fee patrons can claim the entire cabin for themselves and even tie the knot on board.
1440 Jet Stream Dr.
Henderson, Nevada 89052Get Directions