Newborn delivered on plane to fly free for life

How awesome would it be to be able to fly wherever you want, whenever you want for free?

Well that’s what’s been offered to a baby born on an Indian airline flying between Saudi Arabia and India.

Mum went into labour a bit early on Sunday when the Jet Airways plane hit an altitude of 35,000 feet.


Flight attendants helped with the delivery, they were assisted by an off-duty paramedic who happened to be on board.

The flight was meant to land in Kochi, but was diverted to Mumbai instead.

Mum and bud were taken to hospital and “doing well,” according to the airline.

“Jet Airways commends its crew for their response and promptness that saw them successfully translate their training into life-saving action,” the spokeswoman said.

Once he grows up, the baby boy will have plenty of places to visit in India and elsewhere as the carrier flies to 65 domestic and international destinations.

Inflight births are rare but not unheard of. They result in an unusual line in the person’s passport that says “holder born on an aeroplane.”

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