Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HEL

Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HEL

Some consider it to be the unluckiest day of the year and will try to avoid doing anything out of the ordinary - and this certainly includes boarding flight 666 to HEL on the 13th hour of the day.

Simon Barrette, communications manager at Finnair, told McClatchy that Friday's trip would be the last go-round for flight 666 to HEL, as the company is switching around some flight numbers later this month.

'As of October 29, some of our flight numbers in our network will change and our AY666 flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki will change to AY954.

This is the 21st time the flight has taken place on Friday 13 since the operators started the AY666 route in 2006.

No doubt there will be an audible sigh of relief when it lands in Helsinki shortly before 4pm.

Finnair said the flight marked the final time Flight 666 will make the trip on a Friday the 13th, as a reordering of flight data is causing the flight to be renumbered to 954.

It still operates a regular flight from Singapore's Changi Airport to Helsinki, meaning you can still go to HEL via SIN.

Flight tracker Twitter account Flightradar24 poked fun at the coincidence, saying: 'Would you dare to sit in row 13, on board Finnair flight 666 en route to Hel on Friday the 13th?' If you're scared of the number 666, you may have hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. I'm not a superstitious man.

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