Time travel? Airplane takes off in 2018 and lands in 2017
Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines flight HA446 got to welcome 2018 in New Zealand, before jetting back to 2017 in Honolulu where they could do it all again.
Time travel is possible!
Flight #HA446 just took off from New Zealand in 2018 and will land in Hawaii back in 2017! pic.twitter.com/3KsCEniCOL
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 31, 2017
How? That’s because the flight crossed the International Date Line on its journey from Auckland to Hawaii.
Honolulu is a full 23 hours behind Auckland, so as the plane took off at just after midnight on January 1 on New Zealand’s north island, it was still 1am on December 31 in the destination city.