Wanna travel back in time? Turns out a flight delay works just fine for time travel.
Passengers aboard Hawaiian Airlines flight HAL446 travelled back in time on New Year’s Day. They got two opportunities to welcome 2018 and bid adieu to 2017.
The anomaly was noticed by US journalist Sam Sweeney and posted on Twitter.
The flight was scheduled to take off from Auckland at 11:55 PM on New Year’s Eve and land in Honolulu at 9:45 AM on the same day. An unexpected delay of 10 minutes occurred and the flight took off at 12:05 AM on 1 January, 2018 and landed at 10:16 AM on 31 December, 2017.
And of course, the post blew Twitter’s minds.
Scientists who are still trying to figure out ‘time travel’.
Why should just HA446 make all the hustle bustle?
Even more impressive is NZ8 that I was on last night. We left NZ in 2017, flew into 2018 and flew back into 2017.— Steve Biddle (@stevebiddle) December 31, 2017
That’s really crazy.
Who needs roads when we can fly through time?
There were some who were in their senses.
I lost an entire year that day 😀— Defending the 2nd (@pm9dcr) December 31, 2017
so i can make two resolution lists for 2018🤔— Aceix Smart (@the_aceix) January 1, 2018
And this one wanted to tell the world.
That happens every time a plane crosses the current midnight line – think of it as the border between the kingdoms of 2017 and 2018 – in the wrong direction on New Year’s. In other words, it happens a lot. Still seems to surprise a lot of people every year.— Anna Wallenstam (@WALLSTAM) December 31, 2017
Whatever be the reason, be it the delay in the flight or the International Date Line, Twitter had its share of fun!