[Ed. note: Doesn’t writing about it in “The Blaze” put the whammy on it?]
Would you board flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th? It’s a question that many passengers were faced with when making their travel plans to Helsinki, Finland, recently.
For superstitious travelers that might be tempting fate. But Finnair passengers on AY666 to Helsinki — which has the 3 letter designation HEL — don’t seem too bothered. In fact, Friday’s flight is almost full.
And the entire situation has been quite comical for many of the individuals who work for the airline.
Finnair pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto, who will fly the flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki, says “it has been quite a joke among the pilots.”
Friday the 13th is considered bad luck in many countries and the number 666 also has negative biblical associations. The former, while certainly creepy to the superstitious, actually has roots in ancient history, while the latter has theological connections.