A pregnant mother recently went into labor and gave birth mid-flight over the skies of India.
The flight was traveling from Saudi Arabia to India when the mother went into labor.
While this situation would be stressful for most, the crew of the Jet Airways flight handled the situation with poise and skill and even provided the newborn baby with the gift of a lifetime, a lifetime of free tickets.
“Jet Airways commends its crew for their response and promptness that saw them successfully translate their training into life saving action,” the airline stated in a press release.
When the flight eventually landed in Mumbai, the baby boy and his mother were reportedly in good health.
Conservative Tribune reports:
By the time the aircraft landed safely at its destination in Mumbai, the baby had been delivered. The newborn boy and the mother are both reportedly in good health.
The airline told the BBC that it was the first time “a baby was born in-flight for the [Jet Airways] airline,” although the situation is not completely new. Several months ago, a similar incident happened aboard a Turkish Airlines flight, when a baby was born at 42,000 feet in the air.
Pregnant women routinely fly on airlines throughout the world, although some restrictions may affect them.
“Most airlines allow expectant mothers to travel until they are 36 weeks pregnant, but require a signed letter from a doctor from 28 weeks onwards which confirms the expected date of birth,” explained the BBC.
Jet Airways deserves some recognition for giving that little boy one of the best gifts ever, the gift of travel. When that boy grows up, he will be able to travel the world and experience many things that some people can only dream of.
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