Friday the 13th Special: Finnair's Flight 666 Takes Final Flight to HEL

Javier Howell
October 14, 2017

Finnair does seem, though, to be courting the superstitious with the flight, which took off from Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday at 1:20 p.m. local time, the 13th hour of the 13th day of October.

In 2013, during another Friday the 13th flight to HEL, the Associated Press spoke with the pilot guiding the aircraft.

"In 11 years, we've flown 21 times the AY666 flight to HEL on Friday the 13th", the statement added.

SIN is the airport code for Singapore Changi International Airport.

Sadly, per Finnair, such a trip won't happen again because the airline's flight data is being reordered at the end of the month, and the flight will be renumbered as 954. The flight has fallen on Friday 13th 21 times throughout its operational history, with no reported ill effects.

Pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto previously told RT: "It has been quite a joke among the pilots".

Hear ye, hear ye, this Friday the 13th will be the final day that Nordic airline Finnair will offer Flight 666 to HEL. Since black metal music is huge in that part of the world, the brutal flight has probably prompted more bragging rights than nervous glances among its passengers.

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13, which dates back to the late 1800s.

The Flight number, 666, is widely known as the biblical "mark of the beast" mentioned in the apocalyptic Book of Revelation, and refers to the Antichrist who wreaks havoc on the earth before the second coming of Christ. It will still keep on flying with this route number 15 more times, but just not on Friday the 13th.

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