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Finnair Flight 666 To HEL On Friday 13th  
User currently offlineFinn350 From Finland, joined Jul 2013, 681 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10799 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, 1824 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10698 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, 3506 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10655 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]


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User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1889 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10588 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, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10587 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 offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2436 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10411 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, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10387 times:

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


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User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10387 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, 415 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10083 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 onlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5147 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9855 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, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9746 times:

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

User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1742 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9668 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...



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User currently offlinevio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1435 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9605 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, 456 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8623 times:

That was probably one hell of a flight.

User currently offlineplaneguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7189 times:

I'd rather board a 777 to HVN.

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

User currently offlinetrent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 572 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6378 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, 529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4319 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, 1211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3816 times:

This flight carries SINners straight to HEL!   



User currently offlineInvaders From Norway, joined May 2012, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3333 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, 13120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3159 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, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2978 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 (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2753 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, 11656 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2689 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  



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User currently offlineAirlineCritic From Finland, joined Mar 2009, 718 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2230 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 France, joined Mar 2007, 2449 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2202 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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