Photographer Leo Reynolds snapped a picture of this “666” in 2013. Leo Reynolds/Flickr hide caption
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On the 13th hour of Oct. 13, Flight 666 for HEL departed … for one final Friday the 13th flight.
Then it landed, safe and ahead of schedule, in Helsinki.
What, were you worried?
Finnair’s Flight 666 from Copenhagen, Denmark, (CPH) to Helsinki (HEL) is a regularly scheduled flight. The number 666 is, of course, “the number of the beast,” popularly associated with the devil from Christianity. And because Friday the 13th isn’t uncommon — there’s one at least every year and frequently several per year — that means the unlucky confluence of flight number and departure date has happened before.
Twenty-one times, in fact, according to the airline.
But this one is the last, The company is rearranging flight numbers, and Flight 666 to HEL will be no more starting later this month.
— Helsinki Airport (@HelsinkiAirport) October 13, 2017