There's A Flight That Took Off In 2018 And Landed In 2017

The passengers onboard the Airbus A330 got to enjoy their New Year twice — simply by flying to a different country across the date line

The passengers onboard the Airbus A330 got to enjoy their New Year twice — simply by flying to a different country across the date line

These six flights from the future did experience time travel.

However, an unexpected 10-minute delay meant that it took off at 12:05 a.m. on January 1, 2018.

A flight by Hawaiian Airlines did some serious time travelling this week.

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

What a wonderful New Year's or two it was for those on board. The International Date Line zig-zags from the North Pole to the South Pole through the sparsely populated Pacific Ocean.

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Meanwhile, the next scheduled flight for Hawaiian Airlines Flight 446 is set to take off on January 4 from Auckland, and will land in Hawaii on January 3.

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

Usually, a delayed flight is anything but a cause for celebration. "We left NZ in 2017, flew into 2018 and flew back into 2017".

According to the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, Hawaii is in a time zone that is 10 hours behind Universal Coordinated Time, more commonly known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) after the town in England. There was a delay of ten minutes which led to the flight taking off five minutes after the new year had started.

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