Baby Born During Flight To India Gets Free Plane Tickets For Life

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An Indian airline gave a newborn child the coolest birthday gift ever.

Jet Airways is giving him free flight tickets for life as he was born on one of its flights between Saudi Arabia and India.

The child’s mother went into labor prematurely on Sunday at an altitude of 35,000 feet, Jet Airways said.

The flight, bound for the city of Kochi, was diverted to Mumbai, where the mother and baby were taken to a local hospital and are now “doing well,” according to an airline spokeswoman.

Flight crew member helped deliver the baby alongside a trained paramedic who was among the passengers.

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

The name or nationality of the boy born on its flight has not been announced, but the boy will clearly have plenty of travel options in India and beyond.

Inflight births are not common but not unheard of. These births result in an unusual line in the person’s passport which says “holder born on an airplane.”

But being born on board an airplane doesn’t necessarily guarantee free air travel for life, despite a common belief that it does. However, in this case, it’s proven true.

A baby got free tickets from Virgin Atlantic until the age of 21, while Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific gave a newborn girl a million frequent flier points last year.

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