Ever Wondered Why Only Some Airplanes Don’t Have The 13th Row?
Many people are superstitious. Some people that fly have a lot of superstitions. Some want to board at a certain time or maybe in a certain order. Some people never want to be the first one to get on a plane or maybe they don’t want to be the last. There are all kinds of superstitions that people follow but most of them revolve around the use of the #13.
For many years lots of airlines have not offered a row #13 on their flights.This was because passengers thought that it was an unlucky number.
Over the years the number of airlines that still offer this have dwindled down to just a few.
There are actually way more now that do have row #13 and there is even one airline company that have some planes with and some without.
A flight attendant on the former Reno Air once stated that they didn't have a row #13 because the number is supposed to be an unlucky one.
Since they were bringing passengers to a gambling state they wanted to avoid passengers feeling any kind of bad luck.
The following airlines do not offer a row #13: AirFrance, Iberia, Ryanair, AirTran, Continental, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, and Alaska Airlines (only on their Boeing 737-800’s).
There are actually many more airlines that DO offer a row #13 than don't.
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Management at Lufthansa airlines once said they don't have a row #17 either.
“On board Lufthansa aircraft correspondingly the twelfth row is followed by the 14th. The attentive passenger, however, will also notice the absence of row 17. The reason is that in Italy and Brazil, 17 is regarded as unlucky.”
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