Passengers on this flight got to experience the New Year-moment twice

Hawaiian Airlines plane flies back in time to allow passengers celebrate new year twice

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

This oddity nearly didn't happen-the flight was scheduled to leave at 11:55 pm on Sunday, and took off ten minutes late.

But because the International Date Line rests on a longitudinal line between New Zealand and Hawaii, where the flight was heading toward, the flight actually crossed back into the year 2017 by the time it arrived. Passengers were able to celebrate the end of the 2017 calendar year twice.

But it is not as uncommon as some might believe with planes crossing the International Date Line every day. Thanks to the different time zones across the globe!

Let us know what you think about these time-traveling flights in the comments.

However, Flight HA446 was not the only one that travelled from 2018 to 2017.

Usually, a delayed flight is anything but a cause for celebration.

Honolulu is 23 hours behind Auckland, thanks to the mid-Pacific location of the global date line.

A flight on Monday managed to take passengers "back in time", taking off in 2018 and landing in 2017 - all because of a mere 10-minute delay in takeoff. So, it actually left at 12:05 am on January 1, 2018. You would if you flew from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere like 2018's first viral flight of the year.

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