Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

Baby born in-flight gets free air travel for life

Baby born in-flight gets free air travel for life

The plane landed in Mumbai and both the mother and the newborn were rushed to Holy Spirit Hospital.

The flight was on its way to Kochi from Damman, Saudi Arabia, when the woman went into premature labor, causing the flight to be diverted to Mumbai. And one did happen when a baby boy came into the world on a Jet Airways flight.

Medical emergency was declared resulting in the flight being diverted to Mumbai, where the baby and the mother were taken to a hospital for after birth care.

The Jet Airways has offered a baby boy a free lifetime pass following his birth in mid-air on a Kochi bound flight on Sunday (June 18).

"Jet Airways commends its crew for their response and promptness that saw them successfully translate their training into life saving action", it said in a statement.

"Guest delivered a baby boy at 35000 ft".

The flight then took off from Mumbai after a two hour stop for Kochi.

Jet Airways allows women to fly up to 35 weeks of pregnancy with "fit to fly" certificates and medical clearances depending on the type of pregnancy. The Jet Airways also informed the news to the family of the guest. Among the passengers was a paramedic who, along with the flight attendants, assisted the pregnant passenger, Cicymol Jose, a source said.

With a bit of preparation, airline travel is considered safe for most pregnant women, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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