First off, a little background, the number 447 relates to Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330-200 which crashed over the Atlantic Ocean, killing everybody on board.
You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_447
Lately I have been seeing the number 447 a lot more then usual. Maybe I'm not, and now I just pay more attention to it then I used to before, but to me it really seems like this number is showing up much more. I've seen it on the clock, 4:47 AM or PM, one time I think I actually woke up at 4:47 in the morning, that one freaked me out. 447 is the three digit security code on the back of my debit card. I want to cut it up now, and tell my mom I lost it so I can get a new one with a different code. (Probably not the best idea to post that number online, but I'm not too concerned because I'm probably going to cut the card up soon and have it replaced out of fear.) I've seen it on the T.V. channel 447 which I flip past often (good thing I don't watch what's on it). I've seen it on money (in the serial number on the money), and I've purposely spent/gotten rid of that dollar first. And now, the latest thing that got me to post here is this, another serial number. I bought something that has a serial number on it, and it just arrived today. The serial number ends with the number 447. Lovely. I just about want to return it now.
The last flight I have taken was June of this year. On the return flight, the scheduled flight time as announced by the captain was four hours and forty seven minutes. 4:47. I was terrified that we were going to crash, just as Air France Flight 447 did. It helped that the aircraft was different, a Boeing 757 instead of an Airbus A330, but it did not help that we were flying over water for the whole time (Hawaii to Los Angeles). Needless to say, we arrived safely, I'm still here to type this, and the flight time ended up being something a little less then four hours and forty seven minutes.
Since about two weeks ago I've now started to become scared of numbers similar to 447, like 744, 477, 747, etc... Even just the number 47 alone, even though it's missing a digit. That just gives me even more times that I worry and freak out.
Now the big dilemma. This December I'm going to Hawaii again. But this time the plane is going to be an Airbus A330-200, the SAME model of aircraft that slammed into the Atlantic Ocean killing everybody. That combined with the fact that I am seeing/noticing the number 447 much more then I have in the past is really freaking me out. I think that my flight is going to end up the same way Air France Flight 447 did, 10,000 feet underwater, bodies and all.
It's almost to the point that I want to tell my mom to switch the flight to a different airline, there are others that are flying the Boing 767 or 757 on the same date and time to the same destination, but I know it won't happen because it's Hawaiian Airlines that flies the Airbus A330 to Hawaii from Los Angeles, and my mom likes that they have personal T.V.s in the back of every seat and that they give you free food. For that reason she is not going to switch the flight, and would probably even get mad and tell me to stay home if I'm that scared.
Someone please talk some sense into me. This number is freaking me out.