Wednesday 3 January 2018

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

The flight took off from New Zealand, and reached Hawaii a day early, thanks to time-zone differences.

While all of us kissed 2017 goodbye only once--at 12am, precisely, as January 1, 2018 hit us--there are a lucky few who got to experience the end of the year twice!

In what science-fiction fans might enthusiastically call time-travel, the passengers aboard a Hawaiian Airlines flight bid goodbye to 2017 twice, thanks to the time-zone differences.

The Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA446 took off from Auckland, New Zealand, at 12.05am on January 1, 2018, and reached Honolulu, Hawaii, at 9.45am on December 31, 2017.

That this even happened was coincidental, since the flight was actually supposed to leave and reach in 2017 itself. But it was thanks to a 10-minute delay that this feat of technical time-travel was made possible, reveals Mashable. It's because of this delay that the passengers reached Hawaii a day early, since Auckland is 23 hours ahead of Hawaii.

Not only did the passengers aboard this flight get to technically travel back in time, they also got to experience the last day of the year 2017 all over again.

It's incidents like these that make us believe that time travel is real, in a way. Well, at least it was for the passengers and flight crew aboard that flight!

(Source: India Today)

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