Passengers Ring In The New Year Twice As Flights Take Off in 2018 and Land in 2017

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Passengers Ring In The New Year Twice As Flights Take Off in 2018 and Land in 2017

The plane time traveled because it crossed the international date line.

It seems that now we can finally time travel. A flight that left New Zealand in 2018 landed in Hawaii in 2017. Yes, the same happened after an unexpected delay. The flight was due to depart the airport at 11.55 pm on 31 December 2017. The plane time traveled because it crossed the international date line. Sam Sweeney, an ABC7 reporter, noted the anomaly and posted on Twitter. He wrote: “Because of an unexpected delay, Hawaiian Airlines flight 446 took off in 2018 and will land in 2017 #timetravel.” The Hawaiin Airlines flight left Auckland Airport at 12.05 am on January 1, 2018, and arrived in Honolulu at 10.16 am on December 31, 2017. For the uninitiated, New Zealand is 23 hours ahead of Hawaii.

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Flightradar24, a social media account which tracks planes around the world, shared the time-defying path of flight on Twitter. “Time travel is possible!” “Flight #HA446 just took off from New Zealand in 2018 and will land in Hawaii back in 2017!” Flightradar tweeted. It wasn’t the only plane to travel back. Yes, Flightradar24 noted around six flights that experienced the same. The lucky passengers and crew of the flight rang in new year twice.

The tweet attracted a lot of replies. ‘So, we have time travel, but still no flying cars,’ one Twitter user wrote. ‘So, in theory, the passengers could have celebrated the new year and will get a chance to do it for the 2nd time in 24 hours,’ wrote another. The internet is filled with several memes and references. What are your views on the same? Let us know in the comments below.