When an expectant mother boarded the Jet Airways flight 9W 569 at Dammam in Saudi Arabia to leave for her hometown Kochi, she had no idea what she was in store for her. When the woman went into labor, the crew of the aircraft moved her into the first class from economy. With her assistance, the cabin crew did an emergency delivery on the flight.
The "healthy" boy now holds the title of the first baby born on a Jet Airways flight.
A private airline in India has offered free lifetime tickets to a baby born on board one of its worldwide flights from Saudi Arabia to India. In April, a mother went into labour while travelling with Turkish Airlines from Conakry, in Guinea, to Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso.
Jet Airways is awarding a baby born on one of its flights at 35,000 feet Sunday free lifetime airline tickets. Both the woman and the baby was shifted to a hospital after landing in Mumbai.
I think the free-travel-for-life perk is pretty awesome; I'm a little jealous, actually. A paramedic and members of the flight crew attended to the passenger while airborne.
Indian airline Jet Airways said on Sunday that it had bestowed the honour on a baby born on a Boeing 737 bound for Kochi from Dammam.
"A guest delivered a baby boy at 35,000 feet". They also expressed gratitude to Wilson, the paramedic, and the flight's staff in general, for their prompt and professional actions.
An official at Mumbai's Holy Spirit hospital told AFP on Monday that both the mother and baby boy were doing well.