I left Honolulu at around 9:30 PM. December 31st and arrived in Vancouver at 5:00 AM, January 1st.
The Air Canada pilot announced at some point that there were 5 min. until midnight in Vancouver (it was 9:55 PM Hawai’i time or more exactly Hawai’i-Aleutian standard time) and said ‘Happy New Year’. I’d expected to say it again as we crossed a time zone on the flight from Honolulu to Vancouver (the time difference is 2 hours, Honolulu is UTC-10 and Vancouver is UTC-8) but it did not happen. Also, the map did not work and perhaps I could have seen when the flight crossed UTC-9 and immortalized the event by taking a photo. I asked the flight attendant about the map and she said that it doesn’t work on all aircraft and she doesn’t know why.
Could it be a security measure ?
I’d expected a complimentary glass of champagne too (maybe because a few years ago when I traveled with WestJet on the night of 31st December I was offered one, but then the plane was small in comparison with today’s Airbus).
I was deeply disappointed with the Star Alliance lounge at the Honolulu airport.