'Time-travelling' flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

It’s neither a curious case of time travel nor the famed time-turner at play

It’s neither a curious case of time travel nor the famed time-turner at play

That meant the eight-hour flight landed at 10:16 a.m. on December 31, 2017.

The fascinating concept of time travel remains the biggest obsession of science-fiction enthusiasts.

A reporter for the Los Angeles-based ABC 7 News, Mr Sam Sweeney, tweeted on New Year's Eve that flight HA446, meant to depart Auckland, New Zealand, at 11.55pm local time, had been delayed by 10 minutes.

But it is not as uncommon as some might believe with planes crossing the International Date Line every day.

In between New Zealand and Hawaii lies the global date line and so the former is 23 hours ahead of the later.

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 Mashable, the flight was supposed to leave 10 minutes earlier in 2017.

The post prompted others to share their own stories about experiencing the beginning of the new year multiple times.

Twitter celebrated the flight with memes on Sunday night. "We left NZ in 2017, flew into 2018 and flew back into 2017".

While this flight's trip gained the attention of social media users around the world, it wasn't the only one travelling back into 2017.

Several people on Twitter had a lot to say about the odd occurrence.

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