Flight 666 lands in HEL for last time on Friday the 13th

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There's bound to be a few nervous fliers on board and their state of mind won't be helped by the fact that the number of the flight is 666 and that their destination is HEL, short, of course for Helsinki.

Finnair flight AY666 made its last Friday the 13th trip to HEL, the airline said. On Oct. 29, AY666 will become AY954.

The Finnair flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki, Finland has spooked passengers suspicious of the devil's number for 11 years.

As for Finnair, they're saying so long to 666 with a wink, and a clever invitation to join another flight - this one from Singapore to Helsinki.

The airline took to its Twitter feed to inform fearful passengers needing a short-hop flight from the Danish capital to the Helsinki-Vantaa airport that their days of avoiding the ominous flight are over. Pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto said, "It has been quite a joke among the pilots. It's only a coincidence for me", he added. In fact, it's been done 21 times in 11 years, all without incident.

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No more superstitious flights for those fearless passengers.

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13, which dates back to the late 1800s.

Why is Friday the 13th a thing?

The fearful flight will take its final bow at the 13th hour on this Friday the 13th. Unfortunately, this will not be the last Friday the 13th.

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