Baby born on Jet Airways plane bags free air tickets for life

Ebony Scott
June 19, 2017

While it was still over the Arabian Sea, an expectant mother on board went into premature labour.

Jet Airways has offered the newborn a free lifetime pass for all his travel on its airlines.

After the plane landed in Mumbai, the mother and the baby were rushed to a hospital and were said to be doing well, according to the airline.

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A Kerala woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy while flying at a height of 35,000 feet on Jet Airways's Dammam-Kochi flight on Sundaymorning, officials said. Jet Airways has informed the family of the guest who are en route from Kochi. "The airline commends its crew for their response and promptness that saw them successfully translate their training into a life saving action".

"Jet Airways is pleased to announce the successful birth of a baby boy on board its flight 9W 569 from Dammam to Cochin of June 18, 2017". However, since it was diverted to Mumbai, it reached Kochi after a delay of 90 minutes. In April, a 28-weeks pregnant passenger onboard a Turkish Airlines flight went into labour shortly after the aircraft took off from Guinea capital, Conakry, for the Burkina Faso capital. The cabin crew sought the help of a nurse who was also on the flight and the mother-to-be was moved into the first class area, where the delivery took place.

The flight crew made an announcement to find out if there was any doctor on board, but there was only a trained paramedic, Mini Wilson, who stepped forward to help.

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