Hawaiian Airlines flight #446 then landed in Honolulu, Hawaii at 10:16 a.m. on December 31, 2017.
Honolulu is 23 hours behind Auckland, thanks to the mid-Pacific location of the global date line.
As a result, the plane departed Auckland at 12:05 a.m. on January 1 and landed at 10:16 a.m. December 31 in Hawaii, giving the passengers plenty of time to gear up for New Year's 2017, round two.
The anomaly was all too much for some people to cope with.
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Though we're in 2018 now, time travel is still not possible.
One former cabin crew member stated: "I've actually done this in my hostie days.by the time I served up the aisle we were down the vegetarian option, in a different time zone and back a year!"
If that's all a bit too much to take in, don't worry - just grab yourself a glass and toast the coming of the new year.
It appears Hawaiian Airlines Flight 446 is quite the expert when it comes to "time travel".
Passengers of HA446, a flight of Hawaiian Airlines, were amazed to know that plane flies them back into 2017.