Gunsontheroof 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.
SKAirbus 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...
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.
ltbewr 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]).
AirlineCritic 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: