Your worst nightmare is about to end: today is the last time you will have to face the possibility of taking Flight 666 to HEL on Friday 13th.
Nordic airline Finnair has flown fearless passengers from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Helsinki, Finland, on Friday the 13th since 2006. As the carrier is switching around some flight numbers later this month, Flight AY666 will become AY954.
Indeed, FlightView confirmed that Finnair (AY) 666 departed Copenhagen Airport (CPH) and landed at Helsinki Airport (HEL) roughly two hours later.
Perhaps this was why the internet was pleased to have discovered a Helsinki-bound plane with the flight number 666 - the infamous Number of the Beast described in the New Testament's Book of Revelations - departing on the purported unlucky day. According to the delighted Helsinki Airport, that's 13 doubled. I'm not a superstitious man.
Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13, which dates back to the late 1800s.
But for flying professionals, the flight with the bravest passengers in the sky is just another day at the office. The flight number will not, however, be 666. It is possible that the publication in 1907 of Thomas W. Lawson's popular novel, Friday the Thirteenth, contributed to the superstition over time and it was also the day in which Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of Knight of the Templar.
Friday's flight marks AY666's final Friday the 13th among the clouds, however. And obviously, there's the entire Friday the 13th movie franchise that is the most notable.