Flight 666 Flies to HEL on Friday the 13th

Alicia Cross
October 14, 2017

The airline said the change was the result of new flight numbers, and the flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki will in the future be Flight 954. In 11 years, flight 666 flight to HEL has flown on Friday the 13th a total of 21 times, all without incident.

The flight takes off at 1.20pm and lasts for one hour and 35minutes.

The flight has been making the trip from Copenhagen to Helsinki regularly, and since there's a Friday the 13th two to three times in a year, the flight number, airport code and date have matched up 21 times over 11 years, Finnair said.

But today will be the last time that Flight 666 will fly to HEL, as the airline has made a decision to retire the flight number, about 11 years after it started.

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The irrational fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia, by the way. The flight number will not, however, be 666.

But for flying professionals, the flight with the bravest passengers in the sky is just another day at the office. "It's only a coincidence for me".

According to the Telegraph, Friday the 13th is considered unlucky because of its biblical origins, it has also been linked to the Knights Templar.

"It has been quite a joke among the pilots" veteran Finnair pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto told the Associated Press in 2013, ahead of another Friday the 13th flight.

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