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

Bold passengers will this afternoon board flight 666 to Hel on Friday the 13th

Still, Finnair has made a decision to retire the flight number.

HEL of course, is the airport code for Helsinki, Finland, and Finnair's Flight AY666 took off from Copenhagen, Denmark, in the 13th hour of Friday the 13th, bound for Vantaa airport in Finland's capital city. 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.

Finnair said in a statement AY666 flight's number will be changed to AY954.

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

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

No more superstitious flights for those courageous passengers.

The irrational fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia, by the way. "It's only a coincidence for me", he added. That flight has often born the number 666 and it has often traveled on various Fridays the 13th.

Why is Friday the 13th a thing? 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.

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

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