'Time travel' flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

Laura Christensen
January 13, 2018

For the lucky passengers on a Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Hawaii, a do-over came much sooner. And in case you were on the Hawaiian Airlines flight 446 that took off in a delayed flight from Auckland on January 1, 2018 to Honolulu, you probably lived a little bit of the dream as well.

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

Flight HA446 wasn't scheduled to travel back in time, but six other flights from Taipei were scheduled to - and did - make the trip from 2018 back to 2017 successfully.

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The flight tracking website Flightradar24's Twitter account was first to point out the time-hopping flight. She even enjoyed complimentary Champagne, which seems appropriate. I celebrated 3 times.

Interestingly, this "back to the future" phenomenon nearly didn't happen.

However, an unexpected 10-minute delay resulted in the flight taking off 12:05 am on January 1, 2018.

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