Flight 666 Heads To 'HEL' On Friday The 13th

Oct 14, 2017, 00:23
Flight 666 Heads To 'HEL' On Friday The 13th

As the airline begins to re-number the flights, Flight 666 will soon become Flight 954.

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.

The Finnair flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki, Finland has spooked passengers suspicious of the devil's number for 11 years.

It still has a trip from SIN (Singapore's Changi Airport) to HEL.

However, the airline isn't done with eerily matched flights.

"It has been quite a joke among the pilots", pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto told the Associated Press in 2013.

The flight has fallen on Friday the 13th 21 times over its 11-year history, apparently never once sidetracking into the Twilight Zone or a biblical apocalypse. "It's only a coincidence for me", he added.

Since its first flight 11 years ago, the flight has inspired many social media jests and has been widely covered by global media.

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13, which dates back to the late 1800s. It is possible that the publication in 1907 of Thomas W. Lawson's popular novel, Friday the Thirteenth, contributed to the superstition over time and it was also the day in which Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of Knight of the Templar.

The fearful flight will take its final bow at the 13th hour on this Friday the 13th.

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