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How an global flight took off in 2018 and landed in 2017

How an global flight took off in 2018 and landed in 2017

As a result, the plane departed Auckland at 12:05 a.m. on January 1 and landed at 10:16 a.m. December 31 in Hawaii, giving the passengers plenty of time to gear up for New Year's 2017, round two.

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. Several thousands of people have already done so, even without realizing it! Eight hours later, when it landed in Honolulu, it was still December 31, 2017.

Passengers aboard Hawaiian Airlines Flight 446 had the privilege of celebrating new year 2018 twice. Many of them borrowed GIFs from Back to the Future.

"Gotta wonder if the crew ran 10 extra minutes of diagnostic checks to make this happen", another said.

In between New Zealand and Hawaii is the global date line, which explains the hefty time difference between the two locales.

The fascinating concept of time travel remains the biggest obsession of science-fiction enthusiasts. However, every year, one of the several hundred airlines present in the world do a sort of time travel on the occasion of new year.

"That happens every time a plane crosses the current midnight line - think of it as the border between the kingdoms of 2017 and 2018 - in the wrong direction on New Year's".


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