Flight took off in 2018 and landed in 2017

03 January, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Jason Torres
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The passengers are *actual* time travellers though- give their aircraft's speed their watches will run slower relative to those of us not onboard.

Five minutes after midnight on January 1, 2018, Hawaiian Airlines Flight 446 took off from Auckland, New Zealand, and landed in Honolulu at December 31, 2017 at 10:16 a.m.

Many big inventions take place on daily basis or to be more precise, on an hourly basis, but still one of the biggest obsessions of the human race still remains time travel. According to the reports in RT, the flight was scheduled to take off at 11:55 pm but after the delay of 10 minutes, it took off at 12:05 am.

It's not so complicated and apparently very common. Out of hundreds on board, a journalist from Washington was the first one to notice the time difference.

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It's no time travel but simply the presence of the global date line that the flight crossed while flying towards its destination.

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

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but for passengers aboard Hawaiian Airlines Flight 446 that's exactly what they did.

It then was due to arrive mid-morning on December 31 in Honolulu.

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