Airplane taking off in cloudy skies

Finnair flight AY666 from Copenhagen to Helsinki (HEL) actually took off twice on Friday the 13th with both flights being fairly full of passengers. Pilots for Flight 666 to Hel took great pains to laugh it off. “It has been quite a joke among the pilots. I’m not a superstitious man. It’s only a coincidence for me.”

While “Hel” sounds ominous, it is actually the airport code for Helsinki, Finland, the destination of Finnair’s daily flight AY666 from Copenhagen, Denmark. The daily Flight 666 from Copenhagen to Helsinki falls on Friday the 13th twice in 2013. For those who Friday the 13th is just another day, Finnair stresses that there is nothing to be afraid of. Still, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for a little turbulence – natural or otherwise.


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