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Posted: January 01, 2018

Flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

How Did a Flight Takeoff in 2018 but land Back in 2017?

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

How does stuff like this even happen? This time, you can thank flight delays and the International Dateline.

Passengers were on board a flight that left Auckland, New Zealand, at 12:05 a.m. local time. That meant the flight left in 2018, The Daily Mail reported.

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But it landed in Honolulu at 10:16 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2017.

Technically, Auckland is 23 hours ahead of Honolulu.

Twitter had a field day with the pseudo time-traveling flight.

And while some were having fun with the so-called time-traveling flight, others used logic to explain that it’s actually not that odd of an occurrence.


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