Book Now

Time travel in 2018?

It’s plane crazy: A flight that took off in 2018 ended up landing in 2017.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 446 was scheduled to depart Auckland, New Zealand, on Dec. 31 at 11:55 p.m. local time on its way to Honolulu.

However, an unexpected 10-minute delay meant that it took off at 12:05 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2018.

Thanks to the location of the international date line, Honolulu is 23 hours behind Auckland. That meant the eight-hour flight landed at 10:16 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2017.

Sam Sweeney, a transportation reporter for Washington, D.C., station WJLA, noticed the quirky flight time and posted it on Twitter ... 

View image on Twitter


Story by David Moye, , January 1, 2018

  • Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel, 20 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF
  • +44 (0)1463 223 777