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.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: Getting set to surrender? "And the Iranians are watching how Trump deals with North Korea". He said the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics would be a good opportunity to showcase the status of the Korean nation.
Lucy Hale will host the Central time zone countdown from New Orleans, where Imagine Dragons and Walk the Moon will perform. Mariah Carey performs during New Year's Eve 2017 in Times Square , Dec. 31, 2016 in New York City .
A Danish webshop has listed the supposed release date for the upcoming open-world Western game Red Dead Redemption 2 . Our minds work in a way that make the difference between "a few months" and "half a year" seem astronomical.
What does the lesbian couple have to say about the latest decision? It does not matter how you were born or who you love. Their kids, too, have been impacted by the negative publicity. "We've tried to protect them as much as possible".
The Fire Department of NY said earlier that 15 people were seriously injured in the fire near the Bronx Zoo Thursday night. NYC Mayor Di Blasio held a press conference early Friday where he stated that the deadly fire was likely accidental.
If you didn't score the big Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot this week to top off the year, you aren't alone. That jackpot was also the second largest in the game's history and the second largest in USA lottery history.
In February, Elon Musk-owned SpaceX announced that it would be sending paying tourists to the moon in flights as early as 2018. The moon will technically be considered 100 percent full a 9:24 p.m. "It didn't look at all brighter than normal".
Neither statement includes a explicit mention of LGBT people, who are considered to have face the brunt of the disease. Mr Maldonado said the members, many of whom were Obama-era appointees, were given no reason for their dismissal.
DeRozan explodes for 52 points in OT win against Bucks
He dropped 21 points in the first quarter alone, including three 3-pointers, and finished 5-of-9 beyond the arc on the night. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 110.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting.
AMBER Alert issued for 2 Texas girls after woman found dead
She is 5-feet tall and weighs around 100 pounds. "He is described as a white male, 6'2", 200 lbs. with brown hair and hazel eyes. Round Rock police on Sunday discovered a woman's body in a home, and now an intense search is underway for two missing children.
Five things to watch: Lions vs. Packers
The Lions concluded their season with a record of 9-7 while the Packers wrapped up their campaign with a 7-9 mark. Lined up in the slot, Golladay caught a pass over the middle and outraced the defense on the 54-yard play.
Music City Bowl Recap: UK falls to Northwestern; Snell ejected
If I told you four months ago that the 2017 United Kingdom football team would finish 7-6, you would probably be disappointed. He is one of only two Big Ten players along with Wisconsin great Ron Dayne to run for at least 1,000 in four straight seasons.
Dangerously cold wind chills
Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken, the weather service said. Decreasing cloud cover, becoming partly cloudy will allow for additional cooling, with lows 5 to 15 below zero.
Victims of Troy quadruple homicide identified
Police have not provided much information on what happened to Smith's relatives, but believe the killings were targeted. Symes said her sister was a sweet, good-natured woman who loved to cook for family gatherings.