Passengers on this flight got to experience the New Year-moment twice

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Here's a fun way to spend New Year's Eve: celebrate it twice by traveling in time!

But the flight took people back in time, and by the time they arrived at Honolulu, Hawaii, they were back in 2017 with the flight time pegged at 10:15 a.m. HST on December 31.

The flight was scheduled to leave Auckland at 11.55 p.m. but was delayed 10 minutes, meaning it ended up taking off on Jan 1.

Many travelers kicked off 2018 by scoring super-cheap flights to Paris or watching the fireworks in Guadalajara, the year's top trending NYE destination, but one cabin of lucky jet-setters celebrated New Year's by traveling back in time to 2017.

But the flight landed in Honolulu at 1.05 am local time on Sunday, December 31 as the capital of Hawaii Is 23 hours behind Auckland.

New Zealand is technically only a distance of eight hours by flight to the Hawaiian islands. Out of hundreds on board, a journalist from Washington was the first one to notice the time difference.

These unusual quirks of the calendar are fun to observe.

The passengers of the flight and the users of Twitter were surprised to discover about the time-traveling flight and enjoyed the rare circumstances. Still, for a select group of passengers, being able to tell others how you toasted to 2018 twice is a pretty unique thing to brag about.

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