Flight 666 Safely Arrives In HEL On Friday The 13th

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Flight 666 Safely Arrives In HEL On Friday The 13th

Finnair Flight 666 into HEL will make its final destination journey today, as the flight number will be renamed as part of the airline's route restructuring.

According to the airline, Finnair, this is the last time Flight 666 will fly on Friday the 13th. As the carrier is switching around some flight numbers later this month, Flight AY666 will become AY954.

Finland's national airline has flown passengers to HEL on Flight 666 for 11 years, with 21 of these flights on the "unluckiest" day of the year, a spokesman for the airline said.

That's the airport code for Helsinki, Finland, not the Lake of Fire.

The airline took to its Twitter feed to inform fearful passengers needing a short-hop flight from the Danish capital to the Helsinki-Vantaa airport that their days of avoiding the ominous flight are over.

The last was in January, when AY666 made a totally normal, safe landing in Helsinki, despite potentially troubling factors for those with severe superstitions, like a 13-year-old aricraft.

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

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

The irrational fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia, by the way. "It's only a coincidence for me". The flight number will not, however, be 666.

Why is Friday the 13th a thing?

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