Flight Takes Off in 2018 But Takes People Back Into 2017

03 January, 2018, 02:03 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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The commercial flight departed Auckland, New Zealand at 12:05 a.m. local time on January 1, 2018 - just five minutes into the new year - after a 10-minute delay.

By the time the flight arrived in Hawaii, it was 10:16 A.M. - meaning, they technically arrived about 14 hours before they departed, on New Year's Eve.

Take it from the passengers on board Hawaiian Airlines flight HA446, who took off in 2018 before landing in 2017, celebrating the new year twice.

The fascinating concept of time travel remains the biggest obsession of science-fiction enthusiasts.

Reporter Sam Sweeney noticed the flight times and posted about it on Twitter.

It's not so complicated and apparently very common.

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That's because the flight crossed the International Date Line on its journey from Auckland to Hawaii.

It's no time travel but simply the presence of the worldwide date line that the flight crossed while flying towards its destination.

One former cabin crew member stated: "I've actually done this in my hostie days.by the time I served up the aisle we were down the vegetarian option, in a different time zone and back a year!" Eight hours later, when it landed in Honolulu, it was still December 31, 2017.

Celebrations to ring in the new year have rippled across the globe, from New Zealand, Australia and Singapore to the United States.

Many travelers kicked off 2018 by scoring super-cheap flights to Paris or watching the fireworks in Guadalajara, the year's top trending NYE destination, but one cabin of lucky jet-setters celebrated New Year's by traveling back in time to 2017.



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