This afternoon in Copenhagen, Finnair flight 666 departed for HEL during the 13th hour on Friday the 13th. It landed safely in Helsinki 1 hour, 15 minutes later at 13:31 UTC. The aircraft that operated the flight, an Airbus A320 registered OH-LXM, is 13 years old.
The flight departed from next to Gate 13 in Copenhagen and unfortunately did not arrive at Gate 13 in Helsinki.
— Helsinki Airport (@HelsinkiAirport) January 13, 2017
There has been an incredible amount of discussion on twitter and Facebook about this flight and whether people would fly on such a flight. If you’re in the yes column, time is running short. Airlineroute reports Finnair will be reconfiguring their flight numbers and retiring AY666 later this year.
The next Friday the 13th flight opportunity on AY666 is 13OCT17, could be the last ever AY666 to HEL with European flight number changes https://t.co/elkPtoQ89B
— airlineroute (@Airlineroute) January 13, 2017
We’re disappointed by that and hope Finnair will reconsider, or perhaps a special Friday the 13th flight is in order? According to Airlineroute, the airline won’t be using the flight number on any flights, so there’s still a chance we can #SaveAY666.
But just in case Finnair doesn’t reconsider, we’ll be on the final Friday the 13th flight of AY666 in October. In seat 13F.