It recently came to my attention that the different time zones on Earth could allow for a person to celebrate holidays such as New Years twice by flying from one point to another.
Is it possible to fly quickly enough to celebrate a holiday twice?
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Technically, yes. As I right this, it is half past midnight at London, Heathrow. It is half past eight at New York Kennedy. And, it is half past five at Los Angeles. If it were not Daylight Savings Time, it would be half past seven in New York. On New Years Eve, you would have between 4 and 5 hours to celebrate in London, fly and land, before you started celebrating again In New York. Hardly any time for even a celebratory drink (as a passenger) and kiss. I have come very close to landing before I took off 😜 when traveling from the US to the Asia. So far, I have never made it. I’ve always missed it by an hour or three.
It would be easier to celebrate New Years in somewhere like Lubbock, TX (Central Time, USA), then flying to Roswell or Clovis, NM (Mountain Time, USA).
There are plenty of flights that depart Japan/East Asia after midnight and arrive in the US before midnight on the previous day.
Or there's NZ40, departing Auckland NZ at 0955 on, say, January 1, and arrives in Tahiti at 1555 on December 31. You could party, watch the new year fireworks, sleep, fly and arrive early enough to do it all again.