This Hawaiian Airlines flight did a time travel from 2018 to 2017

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

Flight HA446 of Hawaiian Airlines took off in 2018 and landed in 2017.

According to the Daily Mail, Hawaiian Airlines Flight 446 left Auckland, New Zealand, at 12:05 a.m. on New Year's Day and arrived in Honolulu at 10:16 a.m. on New Year's Eve. As the Independent reported, another flight from Auckland took off around 10 in the morning on New Year's Day and landed in Papeete, French Polynesia, at 4:25 p.m. December 31, while six other flights departed Taipei in 2018 and landed in their respective locations in 2017. A time travel-like occurrence courtesy a flight from New Zealand to Hawaii will give sci-fi nerds something to talk about for days.

The idea of time travel is not far-fetched after all.

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It's not so complicated and apparently very common. Sam Sweeney, a transportation reporter for Washington, DC, station WJLA, was the first to notice the sci-fi-esque take-off and landing times of the flight.

Thanks to the location of the worldwide date line, Honolulu is 23 hours behind Auckland. Perhaps the flight attendants wanted to have their own toast in one time zone before heading to another. Now, because of the presence of Dateline, Honolulu is 23 hours behind Auckland and it was because of this that they travelled in the previous year.

Therefore, the passengers onboard the Airbus A330 got to enjoy their New Year twice - simply by flying to a different country.

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