Friday the 13th has always been considered as the unluckiest day in history and otherwise. The combination of the day and date is believed to be nothing less than doomsday. While there are several theories surrounding the day, a group of people who consider it be a superstition is doing the most unexpected. Flyers termed as “brave” have is boarding the last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th. Today will be the last time Flight 666 flies to Hel, as the airline has decided to change the flight number.
Since 2006, Nordic airline Finnair has been flying brave passengers from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Helsinki, Finland, on Friday the 13th. Telegraph quoted a spokesperson as saying, “Today will actually be the final time that our AY666 flight flies to HEL. As of October 29, some of our flight numbers in our network will change and our AY666 flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki will change to AY954. In 11 years, we’ve flown 21 times the AY666 flight to HEL on Friday the 13th.”
Veteran pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto who is flying the plane says he is not superstitious or scared of flying on Friday the 13th. He had earlier said, “It has been quite a joke among the pilots. I’m not a superstitious man. It’s only a coincidence for me. If there’s some passenger who is anxious about this 666, our cabin crew is always happy to help them.” The Flight 666 will depart from the Danish capital at 1:20 pm and will arrive in Helsinki around 4 pm.
The fear of ‘Friday the 13th’ is called friggatriskaidekaphobia. The word has been derived from the Norse mythology in which Frigg is the Norse Goddess for Friday. Paraskevidekatriaphobia is another term for the fear of ‘Friday the 13th’. The 666 is considered that of the evil with Biblical reference. It is called the ‘number of the Beast’ in Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation in the New Testament of the Bible. The fear of the number 666 is hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.