Flight 666 Flies to HEL on Friday the 13th
For the last time, sadly
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2017 10:57 AM CDT
This is an undated handout picture made available by Finnair on Wednesday May 29, 2013.   (AP Photo/Finnair, Lehtikuva)

(Newser) – For the last time, Finnair Flight 666 flew to HEL on Friday the 13th. Twenty-one times over the past 11 years, Finnair flights numbered 666 have departed for Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport, whose airport code is HEL, on a Friday the 13th. The latest one departed at 1:18pm local time from Copenhagen, Denmark, and landed at 3:53pm, UPI reports. Even better: That departure time was during the 13th hour of the day, as the Telegraph points out.

Sadly, per Finnair, such a trip won't happen again because the airline's flight data is being reordered at the end of the month, and the flight will be renumbered as 954. But the move has nothing to do with superstition: "We are a growing airline and we are reorganizing our flight numbers to make room for additional flight numbers to be used," an airline rep tells the Independent.

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