Flight Takes Off In 2018. Lands In 2017

It’s neither a curious case of time travel nor the famed time-turner at play

On December 31, Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA446 was scheduled to take off at 11:55 pm from Auckland and land at Honolulu by 9:45 am, December 31st. Well, at least it was for the passengers and flight crew aboard that flight!

Because of an unexpected delay, a Hawaiian Airlines flight took off in 2018 and landed in 2017. The International Date Line zig-zags from the North Pole to the South Pole through the sparsely populated Pacific Ocean.

Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines's flight 446 experienced a bit of time travel to start off their New Year.

Here's a fun way to spend New Year's Eve: celebrate it twice by traveling in time! While it is a matter of differing time-zones, social media users seem to have been utterly flabbergasted with the news, which was brought to the notice of Netizens mostly by Sam Sweeney, a journalist in the United States. On the globe, Auckland is ahead of Honolulu by 23 hours. As a result, Hawaii is almost a day behind New Zealand, at the time of the flight.

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A flight took off in 2018 and landed in 2017. While others couldn't help but make plenty of pop culture jokes, from a confused Dr. Phil to Lost to Back to the Future.

These ppl are going back into last yr without a space flux capacitor. But this serendipitous opportunity to countdown twice nearly didn't happen.

According to Mashable, the flight was supposed to leave 10 minutes earlier in 2017. So, it actually left at 12:05 am on January 1, 2018.

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