There are a lot of superstitions in this world but two of the most popular (popular?) are that Friday the 13th is bad luck and that the number 666 is associated with the devil.
Featured Image VIA
So quite why Finnair decided to schedule their last journey of flight 666 on Friday the 13th is somewhat of a mystery. It gets even better because the plane flies from Copenhagen to Helsinki – an airport that has the abbreviation HEL. Passengers will literally be getting on board flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th. Surely that’s asking for trouble.
A spokesman for the company said the following:
As of October 29, some of our flight numbers in our network will change and our AY666 flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki will change to AY954.
In 11 years, we’ve flown 21 times the AY666 flight to HEL on Friday the 13th and always landed safely (see below).
The flight will be piloted by Juha-Pekka Keidasto, who doesn’t consider himself a superstition man.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 13, 2017
Well, that’s fortunate. Still, if you’re feeling generous you should probably offer your thoughts and prayers to the passengers of this flight because it’s not really looking that good for them right now.
For more of the same, check out these two people who got popped shagging on a plane. Classy behaviour.