Baby born in-flight gets free air travel for life

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A Kerala woman gave birth to a baby boy while flying at a height of 35,000 feet. On landing, both mother and baby were rushed to Holy Spirit Hospital in Mumbai and are doing well.

Jet Airways has offered the free life time pass to the baby because he is the first child to be born on the airlines' flight. The flight was diverted to Mumbai minutes after a female passenger travelling onboard the flight went into premature labour.

"Jet Airways is pleased to announce the successful birth of a baby boy on board its flight 9W 569 from Dammam to Cochin of June 18, 2017". The Boeing 737 carried 162 guests and six crew members during the flight.

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Jet Airways on Sunday said it awarded a free lifetime travel pass to a baby boy born during a flight from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to Kochi in southwest India. So as per the U.S. law, which states that every child born in country's water or airspace is entitled to have USA citizenship by birth, the baby became USA citizen. The cabin crew comprising Mohammad Taj Hayath, Deborah Tavares, Isha Jayakar, Sushmita David, Catherine Lepcha, and Tejas Chavan joined Ms. Wilson to assist in the delivery.

Nafi Diaby, who was 28 weeks pregnant, went into labor shortly after takeoff from Guinea's capital of Conakry.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that most airlines welcome pregnant passengers up to about four weeks before their due dates. But since there was none travelling on the flight, a nurse volunteered to help deliver the child along with the airline staff.

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