The flight was was scheduled to depart Auckland, New Zealand on December 31 at 11:55 p.m. local time on its way to Honolulu.
Take it from the passengers on board Hawaiian Airlines flight HA446, who took off in 2018 before landing in 2017, celebrating the new year twice.
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While it caused confusion for a number of social media users, the post left many people joking about time travel with a number of references to Lost, Back to the Future and Cher's song 'If I could turn back time'.
"Because of an unexpected delay, Hawaiian Airlines flight 446 took off in 2018 and will land in 2017".
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Auckland, New Zealand, is just west of the International Date Line, while Honolulu is one of the furthest destinations to the east of the Date Line, so even though the two destinations are only an 8.5-hour flight away, they're actually 23 time zones apart. Eight hours later, when it landed in Honolulu, it was still December 31, 2017. Hence, the difference in dates (and one whole year in this case).
These odd quirks of the calendar are fun to observe. As a result, Hawaii is almost a day behind New Zealand, at the time of the flight. Still, for a select group of passengers, being able to tell others how you toasted to 2018 twice is a pretty unique thing to brag about.
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The Colts made the playoffs the next two seasons, and advanced to the AFC Championship game during the 2014 season. " Chuck Pagano provided Colts fans with many exciting wins and memories as head coach of the Colts", Irsay said.