Passengers board last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th Flight 666 to HEL
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Some consider it to be the unluckiest day of the year and will try to avoid doing anything out of the ordinary - and this certainly includes boarding flight 666 to HEL on the 13th hour of the day.

Nordic airline Finnair has flown fearless passengers from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Helsinki, Finland, on Friday the 13th since 2006. Telegraph quoted a spokesperson as saying, "Today will actually be the final time that our AY666 flight flies to HEL".

Flight 666 will fly 15 more times overall until October 29 when the number will change to AY954 - altogether much less spooky.

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.

Today is the last day that Finnair's flight 666 will go from Copenhagen to Helsinki, having launched in 2006. The flight has fallen on Friday 13th 21 times throughout its operational history, with no reported ill effects.

The flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki is scheduled to depart at 1.20pm local time, arriving in the Finnish capital at 3.55pm. It is called the "number of the Beast" in Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation in the New Testament of the Bible.

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

The fear of "Friday the 13th" is called friggatriskaidekaphobia. If you're scared of the number 666, you may have hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

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