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World’s ‘unluckiest’ flight lands safely on eerie date

October 17, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

If you’re superstitious, this may cure you. Flight 666 to HEL arrived safely, punctually and entirely without incident on Friday the 13th – which was last Friday – and there’s a good reason why flight 666 will never happen on that date again.

Finnair is retiring the flight number at the end of this month. The numeral 666 is known as the devil’s number, from references in the biblical Book of Revelations, and Friday the 13th doesn’t exactly have a good reputation either. HEL is of course Helsinki, Finland’s capital, and flight 666 has been operating without hitch for over a decade.

For some reason, Finnair has decided to turn flight 666 into flight 954, which sounds less ominous but is also less distinctive. Whether it’s 666 or 954, the flight to HEL originates in Copenhagen (CPH).

FlightRadar24 shows flight 666 to HEL

It’s too late to catch flight 666 on Friday the 13th but there are a few flights left this month, before the number gurgles down into the underworld and disappears forever.

Written by Peter Needham

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