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Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th Arrives Safely

14 October 2017

Passengers have boarded the final "flyway to HEL" from Denmark to Finland, as Finnair prepares to retire the flight number 666. Finnair has scheduled the eerie trip to HEL (Helsinki) 21 times on a Friday 13 over the last 11 years.

But the airline is changing its flight numbers, which means it was AY666's last Friday the 13th trip to HEL.

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Flight 666, which departed on the 13th hour of October 13 and headed straight for HEL (Helsinki, Finland), has arrived safely and ahead of schedule. On Oct. 29, AY666 will become AY954.

SIN is the airport code for Singapore Changi International Airport. The flight has fallen on Friday 13th 21 times throughout its operational history, with no reported ill effects. If you're scared of the number 666, you may have hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

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

I'm not a superstitious person but even if that was a free flight to the magical world of Narnia I would have to skip it.

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Since its first flight 11 years ago, the flight has inspired many social media jests and has been widely covered by global media. It will still keep on flying with this route number 15 more times, but just not on Friday the 13th.

Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th Arrives Safely