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. However, it’s something new and very unique this time. Instead of moving forward in time, this flight went back in time. Reports suggest that a Hawaiian Airlines flight that took-off on January 1, 2018, from Auckland, landed in Honolulu on December 31, 2017. Relax! It is neither a curious case of ‘time travel’ nor a flight test of world’s first ‘time machine’. The passengers who took-off on January 1, landed on the night of December 31, 2017, just because of a 10-minute delay in departure time of the airlines.
Flight number HA446 of Hawaiian Airlines was originally scheduled to depart on December 31, 2017, but following a delay the flight took-off on January 1, 2018. The flight was travelling from Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu. Honolulu is 23 hours behind Auckland, hence the passengers who took-off on the New Years were again sent back to New Year’s Eve. Out of hundreds on board, a journalist from Washington was the first one to notice the time difference. The Journalist took to his twitter handle and said, “Because of an unexpected delay, Hawaiian Airlines flight 446 took off in 2018 and will land in 2017.”
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) December 31, 2017
Even though the story might be getting all the eye-balls but in reality, this is no time travel. The incident took place because of the presence of International Date Line that the flight crossed while flying towards its destination. Now, because of the presence of Dateline, Honolulu is 23 hours behind Auckland and it was because of this that they travelled in the previous year.