Superstitious? You Might Avoid Today's Finnair Flight 666

For the superstitiously inclined, Finnair's flight 666 might seem an inauspicious omen. Especially one that flies on Friday the 13th. But Finnair flight 666 flew without mishap this Friday, even though the date was Friday the 13th. The flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki occurs daily. There are two Friday the 13ths in 2013. Both have been uneventful.

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When Concordia tipped off the Coast of Tuscany in January 2012, it was a Friday the 13th. The passenger ship was carrying 4,252 people. Now pick a moment to add that up: 4, 2, 5 and 2 equals 13. If you're not superstitious, no big deal. Numbers are numbers. No connection to bad navigation or whatever. That sober attitude must have been prevalent on today's Copenhagen to Helsinki Flight 666.

Today is a Friday the 13th, too, and the passenger going to the gate and checking the board for this plane ride would have been watching for H-E-L 666. For certain readers of the Bible's Book of Revelation, that's the so-called number of the beast, not exactly good news. So we salute you, passengers of Flight 666, for your bravery, especially those of you in row 13. We're glad you landed safely.

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