Flight 666 takes final Friday the 13th flight to 'HEL'

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Oct. 13, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A Finnair flight that took off Friday morning might give pause to the superstitious: Flight 666 to "HEL" on Friday the 13th.

The flight departed at 1:18 p.m. local time from Copenhagen, Denmark, and landed at 3:53 at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport -- which has a three-letter airport code of "HEL."

An airline spokesman said Flight 666 has been making the flights to Helsinki for 11 years, and 21 of the trips took place on various Fridays the 13th.

The airline said the perceived unluckiness of the date, combined with the number 666 and the "HEL" destination, has not appeared to have any affect on passenger numbers for flights.

Finnair said the flight marked the final time Flight 666 will make the trip on a Friday the 13th, as a reordering of flight data is causing the flight to be renumbered to 954.

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