A baby born at 35,000 feet gets free airline travel for life

Baby on board .

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An Indian airline has given its youngest customer the ultimate birthday present.

Jet Airways on Sunday said it awarded a free lifetime trip pass to a babe boy born during a flight from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to Kochi in southwest India.

The boy be the first time that baby to be born in-flight for Jet Airways, a spokesperson was endorsed by email.

Pilots diverted flight 9W 569 to Mumbai on Sunday after air passengers went into premature labor during what would’ve been a five-hour flight. The airline’s crew members, along with a trained paramedic who was traveling that day, furnished immediate medical assistance.

“The guest gave a baby boy at 35,000 feet, ” the spokesperson said. “Upon landing, both mom and the newborn were rushed to Holy Spirit Hospital in Mumbai and are doing well.”

Jet Airways later advised the woman’s family, who were en route from Kochi( also known as Cochin) by late Sunday. The Boeing 737 carried 162 guests and six crew members during the flight.

The Kochi-bound baby isn’t the first infant to be born high in the sky this year. In April, the status of women on a Turkish Airlines flight gave birth to a girlat 42,000 paws in the air.

Cabin crew members with newborn baby Kadiju in April 2017.

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Nafi Diaby, who was 28 weeks pregnant, is entered into labor soon after takeoff from Guinea’s capital of Conakry. Crew and passengers stepped in to help safely deliver the baby, and the plane made an emergency property in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

With a bit of planning, airline travel is considered safe for most pregnant women, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For instance, doctors might recommend girls wear compression stockings or do in-seat leg exercises to reduce the risk of blood clots.

Most airlines will allow pregnant women to wing until 36 weeks, or about four weeks before their due date.

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