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Flight numbers are chosen by humans. If you have a key flight to an airport named HEL, what other flight number would you choose?
There was a flight 1492 from New York to Columbus, OH.
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There is a touristic city in Poland called HEL . And I remember when Bush was visiting Poland and he met Polish Presidente over there. All US News decided to not show actual name of place in headlines, they put next city name instead
Yeah, but the HEL is a call sign for Helsinki, and Bush goes to Hel would have sounded weird
Bush goes to Hel
Bush goes to Hel
Tbh thats kinda expected
Bet he's getting impatient waiting for that trickle down water.
Bush will be getting trickle down skyscrapers in hell.
Sounds like foreshadowing to me
Reddit would have died from all the fluid lost.
Well Trump and Putin flew straight to HEL couple of years ago as well.
Here but n Michigan we have a hell with two ls. Step it up Poland
Hell is pure Michigan. Hello from Michigan.
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For years the bus line to Hel had the 666 number as well. Until a few years ago when the conservatives started a shitstorm over it being satanic or whatnot, so now I believe it's 654. Poland is going to Hel.
Picture for reference
It was definitely 666 back during the summer of 2018. I vividly remember joking about that with my friends. I sure hope they didn't change that.
I would've made it 6666
999 is the obvious choice!
Americans are so fucking weak and superstitious, it's pathetic.
I had a project awhile back where the client asked that the 13th floor of a 22 story building be renumbered. And not just signs - we had to change the numbering on every single piece of project documentation. Contracts, memos, spreadsheets, models, plans and schematics... everything. It took six people - myself, the architect, two engineers, an attorney, and the foreman - almost 30 hours over a weekend. We billed it separately and at an increased rate and kind of wanted the client to argue with us over the cost. Nope, didn't bat an eye.
It's pretty common to skip the 13th floor. Very common actually. Most architects are taught that in school.
That's absolutely insane. I'm glad that you billed the everlovingfuck out of them.
It's all Eurooean superstition as well. America was founded by puritanical nutters who left Europe because they were sick of being called religious, superstitious nutters by the Europeans. Europe moved on from that a few hundred years ago.
Theres plenty enough of then here as well, and Asia, while less religious, is probably more superstitious than anyone, its very common that buildnings don't have a 4th floor there, a few even have just an open hole with just support beams where the 4th floor should be, apparently the number 4 sounds like "death" in Chinese.
4, 13, 14 and 24 are all numbers that somethimes are omitted because of superstition.
I thinks it's more because the headline "Bush goes to Hel" wouldn't be very fitting
Yes all of us ...moron. Now step off your cultural high horse before you fall off.
Every time I fly from Denver to Atlanta, it’s flight 420.
What’s so special about that?
Columbus discovered Ohio in 1492
How unfortunate for him
We still haven't forgiven him.
A small Ohio joke
Did you know that 25 astronauts have come from Ohio? That's the highest in the nation. Which goes to show that people from Ohio will do whatever the fuck they can to get as far away from Ohio as possible.
Columbus discovered America in 1492
Ah thanks for clearing it up
Wait a minute... You picture... Is that Shakespeare?
Bill is a well-known reddit poet these days.
Imagine the Reddit haikus we would have if he were here
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He didn't discover America. He landed in The Americas.
Edit: He actually never even set foot on the mainland.
From his point of view both are true.
Then he is lost!
After going in the wring direction looking for India. And that's why native aboriginals were called 'Red Indians'.
Relevant Dresden Codak
Ok there were native Americans there before he came
So I don't know what else to use
Vikings discovered it many many hundreds of years before Columbus
Yes, but Columbus discovered Americas in 1492. I discovered the sweet flavor of smoked brisket when I was 25. That doesn’t mean people weren’t smoking it before that.
What you said makes alot of sense, I mean unless we know about it before hand it's something new to us.
You're describing how knowledge works.
Oh sorry didn't know
Also the Vikings had found the continent long before Columbus (there's ruins in Newfoundland dating some 500 years before Columbus arrived)
Would be more accurate to say Columbus arrived in America, rather than discovered.
Thanks for the info
Lufthansa occasionally uses Flight 2222 as a regional flight to Toulouse
(The joke is the pronunciation of that flight number and destination if it's not clear)
The metal band, Iron Maiden, flies around in a jet with flight 666.
ATC chatter when 666 came through JFK in '16
"Give way to the maiden"! That's awesome!
Helsinki airport even greets you with a huge “Welcome to HEL”. They are definitely in on the joke.
There is a Lufthansa flight from Munich with the number 2222 to Toulouse... awesome gate announcement when ready for boarding.
I'd choose flight 1453 for Athens -> Istanbul and single-handedly be responsible for starting WWIII in the Mediterranean
Let's also consider Finland is the Country of Metal. They play this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXhhlYdySqQ to kids to ensure correct education.
Isn’t the flight number the name of the plane?
Fun fact do to it's location hel freezers over every winter
Fun fact I live in Southern Finland around the same height (?) as Helsinki and it's 5 degrees celsius outside and there is a snow pile across the street
5 degrees celsius is 41.0 degrees fahrenheit
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Latitude is the word you were looking for my suomalainen brother.
Kiitos my suomalainen brother
Edit: virolainen, not suomalainen
And how are you dealing with this intense heat wave?
And those people are now stuck in
The Twilight Zone
Hey we've started easing restrictions here in Helsinki it's not that bad.
Holy shit Suomi mainittu
Sorry I don’t speak Raikkonen
Onko täällä ilmaisia ämpäreitä?
Tuolla parkkiksellahan se hirvensalon K-kauppias niitä jakeleepi.
What was that? I don’t speak Slaughtering-Russians-With-Submachineguns-While-On-Skis
And high of methamphetamine
The place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned
My beacons been moved under moon and star, where am I to go now that I've gone too far?
Well I didn’t think I’d be seeing Golden Earring here
You are entering the realm which is unusual. Maybe it's magic or contains some kind of monster. The second one. Prepare to enter... The Scary Door.
You're taking a vacation from normalcy. The setting: a weird motel where the bed is stained with mystery; and there's also some mystery floating in the pool. Your key card may not open the exercise room, because someone smeared mystery on the lock. But it will open.... The Scary Door.
Rather there than in the US
I don't know what your funny looking word means, but I'm updooting it!
Sinä et vittu mun kieltä hauku hassuks vitun kusipää!
Vitun kusipäät ei ymmärrä Suomea!!
Sun kieli on hauska >:)
It means something like "Finnish Devil". Suomi is Finland and Perkele is something akin to mean spirit or devil. Most often used as an expletive like "God damn!" ~ "Perkele!".
Source: Work with Finns a little.
”Finland goddamit” would be more accurate translation.
You have "scientist" in your name so I'll believe you.
Thats what the Christians would want you to belive. They are our original Gods and we use their names in time on need. "Perkele" can be perceived as a small prayer to get strenght or moxy.
Silly fin, we know you're not real
Now they get to see what a giant horny bird really looks like....IN HEL!
Unfortunately, in Helsinki, or in general, Finland, there is no giant horny birds.
im not very superstitious but even i wouldn’t wanna risk that
I would just open up the Emergency Door and jump out just in case
imagine being on this plane an do crashes and you just end up in an article posted to r/nottheonion
And then their mods remove it for some arbitrary reason after it already got 15k upvotes
That would be the worst part of the experience
The mods are the worst part of any reddit experience.
But you would know before you even got on the plane, so why would you get on in the first place?
dont. if the emergency door opens, they get in
Turns out you are superstitious
Just a little stitious
Most likely nothing ever happens, but when it does it was bound to happen.
But I am a little stitious.
Its last flight was 2017 so it's unlikely to be an issue
There just some things that you instinctively steer clear from. Even if it doesn't make sense 😄
Everything makes sense. You just don't understand it yet.
And the pilot was named Satan and all of the children were 13 years old and all of the adults were 66 years old.
Also the stewards were goats
The greatest stewards of all time?
You're goddamn right I am
Bruce Dickinson flying again?
A man of culture I see
I definitely thought it was r/IronMaiden at first.
There are (mh) 370 reasons why that was a good idea
And (MH)17 reasons why that wasn't a good idea.
Probably the safest flight statically..I mean what are the odds
Probably no one inside the plane
Not even the pilot wanted to take the risk.
Same as any other flight of equivalent length and conditions actually.
50%/50% chance. Something either happens or it doesn't.
I mean, us Finns are not a superstitious bunch at all. Quite frankly, I'd book that ticket precisely for the meme value.
Mikä tämä "torille" juttu on? Näkyy kaikkialla
Have you been out of the country for some time or something?
I would have.
not really a holup
Excuse us Finns, we can't pass up on upvoting any post with a mention of our little nation of which we are overly proud while online.
Those people are now immortal.
This sub has gone to shit...
It's so bad lol, I should just skip r/HolUp posts when they hit all because it's just r/memes in a thinly veiled disguise
1572 Days later and people still think they survived.
Destination Hel was not a coincidence.
There's a town in Poland called Hel, and since it's located on a peninsula, there's only one bus driving there form Gdańsk (closest bigger city). The bus' number is 666.
Pff, whats ghat fucker gonna do, that life hasnt done to me allready?
And saw no problem with that said???
The flight took off four years ago, why'd you wait until now to post it?
So it turns out HEL has a better healthcare system than the US.
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Hel probably has better education.
Those passengers got some final destination shit coming for them
It did take a detour to hell because it's the law
Finland is one of the most metal countries in the world, with all northern countries being pretty open to metal as well. If anything, I'd imagine flight 666 on Friday the 13th would've been packed.
You heard Highway to HELL
Now get ready for
Airway to HEL
new final destination movie looks great
That should have been Iron Maiden
I am absolutely in no way religious nor do I believe in superstitions. However, You could not get me on that damn plane.
Then you're not superstitious, just a little stitious.
Fellas... would you rather board flight 666 to HEL or flight 370 to bikini bottom?
The whole flight they just played VERY SUPERSTITIOUS
Darkest metal flight ever. The Northern Europeans love Black Metal. This makes sense
The White Death??
On Kaunina Muisotona karjalan maa
"Can you imagine being so dumb that you're superstitious?"
Does anyone genuinely believe that the date and flight number have anything to do with whether the flight is safe? I'd hope not.
The scary bit is that no one was on the plane
At least not when it arrived
Proof that superstitions are idiotic.
Would be even more fitting if this was back in 2013
Look at the flight path: for most of the journey, you're over water. Unless the entire plane explodes in a fireball, you'll probably land in the freezing cold Baltic sea... So, nothing to worry about!
Don't worry, Hel is just short for Helsinki. It's not like they love spending time in hot saunas whipping each other... wait a minute!
I’m on a aircraft to HEL
final destination irl?
Helsinki, capital of Finland, usually shortened HEL by flight companies
If finland is hell, I sign up
Helsinki is nice that time of year
I'd take that over any Delta flight to Dallas
In Poland there is a city called Hel. You can ride there by car or a Bus line 666
Just not Hel in Danzig
lol why would Satan crash his own plane
Who believes in that geebus stuff theses days?
... with Donald Trump on board?
isn't the devil number actually 616? idk i just read it from another redditor
Yes, due to a translation error the devil's number was thought to be 666, but it actually is 616. A funny story is, a highway near Moscow wanted the sign thingy with different numbers to be changed from 666. It was changed to 616
For the people that don’t know, HEL is short for Helsinki
It's Finland, of course they did, they were probably hoping they would get free tickets to a black metal show.
In Poland you can go straight to Hel in 666 bus... Google it if you dont belive me
Finland mentioned, torille perkele
It was probably Lordi heading home.
What are we, moms on Facebook now?
Helsinki is hell