Would you take flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th?

Per USA Today:

HELSINKI (AP) – Would you board flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th?

For superstitious travelers, that might be tempting fate. But Finnair passengers on AY666 to Helsinki – which has the 3 letter designation HEL – don’t seem too bothered. Friday’s flight is almost full.

Totally pointless? Yes. Cute “slow news day” story? You betcha!


  1. Ben, you should know that finnish people really don’t fear hell at all. Taking a flight down is just another Friday. Highway to HEL…. 🙂

  2. Almost full flight, eh? I guess quite a few people don’t mind taking the skyway to HEL.

    (I know, I know, “boo”, “hiss”, and all that.)

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