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#1 Sep 13 2013 at 3:36 AM Rating: Good
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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.

"It has been quite a joke among the pilots" said veteran Finnair pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto, who will fly the Airbus A320 from Copenhagen to Helsinki. "I'm not a superstitious man. It's only a coincidence for me."

The daily flight AY666 from Copenhagen to Helsinki falls on Friday the 13th twice in 2013. Friday the 13th is considered bad luck in many countries and the number 666 also has strong negative biblical associations.

Some airlines, like Scandinavian Airlines, take these fears seriously and don't have a row 13 on board. However, the negative connotations are a relatively new phenomenon for northern Europeans, and Finnair and other regional carriers like Norwegian and Estonian Air keep row 13.

"Less than 100 years ago, the number 13 did not have this sinister meaning; it's quite recent in the north," said Ulo Valk, professor of comparative folklore at the University of Tartu in Estonia.

"There are 12 hours, 12 months and in Christianity 12 apostles and this is a divine number. Add one more and it brings in a certain element of chaos," he said.

But passengers on flight 666 to HEL should have a calm flight over the Baltic at this time of year.

"It's hopefully smooth skies" says Keidasto. "And if there's some passenger who is anxious about this 666 our cabin crew is always happy to help them."
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#2 Sep 13 2013 at 3:45 AM Rating: Good
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You may want to adjust your title, I almost thought it was a spam post and Kao will probably think the same. You heard about his plan to Highlander the post counts, right?
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#3 Sep 13 2013 at 4:26 AM Rating: Good
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I'm not selling fake passports though. Smiley: tongue
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Have you thought about trying to? There could be good money in it.
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#5 Sep 13 2013 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
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I just realized it was Friday the 13th.
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For pagans, 13 is actually a lucky number. It corresponds with the number of full moons in a year.

Are you feeling lucky?
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Are you feeling lucky?
I'm hungry, does that count?
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<Swish><THWOCK!> There can be only O... Oh. Wait, sorry about that. I thought this was one of our fake passport scammers... Can we get a doctor over here? maybe a nurse? Medic? Tell them to bring the big stitching kit. Maybe some duct tape. And a mop. Yeah, we're gonna need a mop...

If someone gave me a ticket to fly on that airplane, I'd totally fly on it. 1. Airplanes are awsome, and 2. Friday the 13th is my Lucky day!
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#8 Sep 13 2013 at 10:07 AM Rating: Good
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It's going to Finland though and Finnish people are **** crazy.
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#9 Sep 13 2013 at 10:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yes, but think of all the potential for epicly bad puns! We're talking an opertunity for legendary bad puns, of the same order of magnitude of those that got me banned from India for life!
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#10 Sep 13 2013 at 11:06 AM Rating: Good
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You'd have to make them in Finnish though and that's the most impossible language on earth.
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He's American. He only has to speak in English and its up to the dirty foreigners to learn English to understand him.
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He's American. He only has to speak in English and its up to the dirty foreigners to learn English to understand him.
That's not true. If I'm feeling kind, I might speak louder and slower so you can understand what I'm saying better.
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It's not like I speak Hindu either, and that didn't stop them from trying to stab me after the really bad Punjab pun...
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What if flight 666 to Helsinki DID crash?
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What if flight 666 to Helsinki DID crash?
You wouldn't have been to HEL and back?
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A lot of old people will go on record as saying "I told you so."
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What if flight 666 to Helsinki DID crash?
We get a spin off to Lost?
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We get a spin off to Lost?


Now that would be hell.
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Still better than Beachcombers.
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Still better than Beachcombers.


Is that like a Spaceballs thing?
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#22 Sep 13 2013 at 5:23 PM Rating: Good
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I didn't hear. Did the flight safely make it to it's destination?
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No, it exploded, creating a midair portal directly to **** over the middle of the atlantic ocean. We promptly claimed it as a "sanitary / radioactive waste disposal facility.
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No, it exploded, creating a midair portal directly to **** over the middle of the atlantic ocean. .




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Copenhagen to Helsinki


Who was the pilot? Wrongway Corrigan?
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Who was the pilot?
William Weir.
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No the plane exploded on its regular route, but the portal to **** appeared over the mid atlantic. Because of Geometry or some **** like that. Do i look like I know helldynamics?
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Geometry is very important to all **** based activities.
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Geometry is very important to all **** based activities.
How do you know?







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No, but he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.
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No, but he stayed at a Helliday Inn Express.
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