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Finnair Flight 666 To HEL On Friday 13th  
User currently onlineFinn350 From Finland, joined Jul 2013, 995 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12174 times:

Would you board Finnair flight 666 to HEL (Helsinki) on Friday 13th? I suppose some very superstitious might consider taking another flight.

http://tinyurl.com/qbze7ko

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User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 4243 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12073 times:

Quoting Finn350 (Thread starter):
Would you board Finnair flight 666 to HEL (Helsinki) on Friday 13th?

Of course since I don't pay attention to such mumbo jumbo. It's well known that the devil hides in details.


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3542 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12030 times:

Hah! I suppose the anyone superstitious traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki might want to make their plans for Saturday...

For what it's worth, I flew AY666 in 2007 back when it was running CDG-HEL...I experienced my only go-around to date at HEL on that trip! The A321-200 making the trip that day (OH-LZF) was also the third consecutive flight of that particular trip (SEA-LAX-CDG-HEL) to see an upgauge, the first two being an AS 739 instead of a 738 and an AF 77W instead of a 772.

[Edited 2013-09-13 02:42:39]

User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 2107 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11963 times:

Is Bruce D. the captain of this flight?  


....just kidding, I know he's not working for Finnair. Nevertheless, I would have no objection whatsoever to taking any flight with number 666 or 999 in it.



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User currently offlineunityofsaints From Ireland, joined Nov 2011, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11962 times:

Quoting Finn350 (Thread starter):
Would you board Finnair flight 666 to HEL (Helsinki) on Friday 13th?

Yes, absolutely, 100%. In fact I would probably even adjust my plans slightly just to fly that flight because it would be a cool line to have in my OpenFlights.


User currently onlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 4407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11786 times:

Of course I would fly!

When everybody is in the summer holidays, cinemas sometimes like to re-show old movies, like the original "The Omen". I was the only person in the theatre, and so I choose row 13, seat 13.


David



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User currently offlinesailas From Finland, joined Jul 2007, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11762 times:

yes and i flew that flight many times when we lived in Copenhagen.


Airlines been on: AY, LX, SR, OS, SK, KF, EZY, FR, BA, LH, AF, TG, DC, FC, TK, KL, BT, CX, QR
User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1871 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11762 times:
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Man it must be slow news day at AP 


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User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11458 times:

I would only take that flight provided I was booked on a return one later on....

Then I could say I've been to HEL and back   


User currently offlinekl911 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2003, 5500 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11230 times:

I honestly can't believe adults do believe in this stuff. With all our education and science it should be proven now that there is nothing out there right? It's a fantasy world for some.

I must agree though that Helsinki airport code is one of the best out there. let's go Fukuoka - Innsbruck - Helsinki.  


User currently offlinecheeken From Singapore, joined Feb 2010, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 11121 times:

666 = luck luck luck in hokkien! A pretty lucky number if you ask me!

User currently onlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 2128 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 11043 times:

If you fly to TRD you are very close to a railway station actually called Hell... The best part is it has a big sign outside it that says "Godsekspedisjon" (cargo handling) and ironically, "hell" in Norwegian means "luck"...

But yes.. I'd so go on that flight! I never understood superstition myself...



Next Flights: LHR-OSL (738), OSL-CPH (320), CPH-LHR (321), LHR-HEL (359), HEL-LHR (359)
User currently offlinevio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 10980 times:

Hahaha. That's funny. I just saw that on my friend's FB page.

http://yle.fi/uutiset/perjantai_13_p...__lento_666__maaranpaa_hel/6829679



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User currently offlinecanyonblue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9998 times:

That was probably one hell of a flight.

User currently offlineplaneguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8564 times:

I'd rather board a 777 to HVN.

[Edited 2013-09-13 16:00:44]

User currently offlinetrent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7753 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 3):
or 999

I'm not sure what superstitious reference there is to the number 9, but the given name of Japanese singer, Kyu Sakamoto, famous for his hit 1960s song "Sukuiyaki", is pronounced the same as number 9 in Japanese. He was one of the many passengers tragically killed on JL123 in 1985.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyu_Sakamoto


User currently offlineskywaymanaz From United States of America, joined May 2012, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5694 times:

Quoting trent1000 (Reply 15):
I'm not sure what superstitious reference there is to the number 9

I think it's a play on the UK emergency services number. Dial 9-9-9 in an emergency. Similar to the 9-1-1 in the US and Canada.

Or you can always dial 0118 999 881 999 119 725 . . . 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab8GtuPdrUQ


User currently offlineafterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1298 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

This flight carries SINners straight to HEL!   



User currently offlineInvaders From Norway, joined May 2012, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

If you fly to TRD you actually land next to Hell ; http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Norway

User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13841 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4534 times:

There Hell, Michigan, probably named after the one in Norway by immigrants from that country.
There is no doubt AY got a lot of free publicity around the world and especially in the USA from this flight on Friday, on news shows, even Jay Leno joked about it ('it makes a stop at Newark [EWR]).


User currently offlinePSAJet17 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4353 times:

With all the media outlets filling a few minutes with Flight 666 to HEL, I found it funny that AY666 on 13SEP arrived 13 minutes late.

User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4128 times:

I'd like to go to HEL via SIN on flight 666, if that were possible.

I'm not superstitious really. Any seat number on any flight number on any day. All good to me.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12150 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

I don't take such superstitions seriously. If I took this flight and it crashed and I died then I might... but by then it would be too late anyway, so why worry.


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineAirlineCritic From Finland, joined Mar 2009, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

I went out of my way to use flight AY 666 last winter. And I really wanted seat 13D, but unfortunately all row 13 seats were taken. Had to sit on the first row instead, they gave me an upgrade. First row seat on the way to HEL! Anyway, it was a really nice flight. As always on AY.



Another nice flight is the flight from SIN to HEL:

Quoting afterburner (Reply 17):
his flight carries SINners straight to HEL!   

I will point out that the boarding pass on the SIN to HEL flight has a beautiful blonde as a background picture. It seems appropriate, somehow.



User currently offlinePellegrine From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined Mar 2007, 2730 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

I'd go out of my way to fly it too.

Quoting kl911 (Reply 9):
I must agree though that Helsinki airport code is one of the best out there. let's go Fukuoka - Innsbruck - Helsinki.

FUK-INN-HEL  



oh boy!!!
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